Hungry Fan: 4 Delicious Game Day Recipes

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By: Brian Corsetti | Dave Taylor Posted: 6:07 PM, Oct 20, 2016

The only thing more fun than cheering on your favorite sports team is doing it with some tasty foods and drinks. Brian Corsetti recruited author Daina Falk to share some of her famous recipes. Game day just got a whole lot more awesome!

Here are the full recipes:

1.  Bacon Hummus

You can serve this with crackers, cucumbers, celery, carrots, or other sliced veggies.

Makes about 1 3⁄4 cups

8 strips bacon

1 (15.5-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

5 ice cubes

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 crushed cloves garlic

1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1. Brown the bacon in a large skillet over medium-low for 15 minutes. Transfer the bacon to a paper towel–lined plate, and reserve the drippings in the skillet.

2. Purée the bacon and its drippings in a food processor until smooth, not grainy (or as minimally grainy as possible). Alternatively, purée 6 slices, and reserve 2 for garnish. Add the chickpeas, and blend well, adding in 1 ice cube at a time. (This helps to make it creamy.)

3. Add the oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper, and blend again until smooth. Transfer to a serving bowl, and crumble the remaining 2 slices of bacon over the top.

2.  Stuffed-Crust flatbread

This is sure to be a hit at your next game day party!

Serves 8

2 store-bought (8-inch) pita rounds

4 ounces sharp provolone, shredded

4 ounces mozzarella, shredded

4 tablespoons Pomì marinara sauce

14 pepperoni slices

Fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced

Freshly ground black pepper

1. Preheat the oven to 500°F.

2. Cut a small slit into the top layer of each pita round, near the outside edge. As evenly as you can, stuff half of the provolone and a quarter of the mozzarella into each pita, and close the pita back up.

3. Spread 2 tablespoons of marinara sauce on each flatbread. Sprinkle the remaining mozzarella on top, dividing it evenly between the two flatbreads. Then add the pepperoni slices evenly.

4. Place the pitas on a baking sheet, and bake for 9 to 10 minutes—until the cheese on top is melted, the edges are browned, and the cheese on the inside is starting to ooze out.

5. Sprinkle with the basil and a grind or two of pepper. Slice into quarters or smaller bites, and serve.

3.  Honey-Sriracha-Teriyaki Drumsticks

These are great as a starter or even as an entrée at your tailgate or watch party.

Makes 6

1⁄4 cup green onions, cut into thin rounds, plus more for garnish

1⁄4 cup teriyaki sauce

1 tablespoon Sriracha chili sauce

1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper

1 1⁄2 teaspoons honey

2 teaspoons sesame oil

1⁄2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

All purpose-flour (or brown rice flour if you’re keeping it gluten-free), for dredging

Shredded carrots, for serving

6 large chicken drumsticks (you can always use 12 drumettes instead)

1. Whisk together the green onions, teriyaki sauce, Sriracha chili sauce, black pepper, honey, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes in a mixing bowl. Place the flour in a shallow bowl.

2. Dredge the drumsticks (skin on or off, your call) in the flour, coating the entire piece of chicken in an even, thin layer of flour. Then dunk the drumsticks in the sauce, coating well.

3. Place all the drumsticks in an air fryer at 390°F for 10 minutes. Alternatively, bake in a preheated 425°F oven on a lightly greased, foil-lined baking sheet for 20 minutes, and then flip. Bake for another
25 minutes, checking to ensure the chicken is cooked through.

4. Place the drumsticks atop a bed of shredded carrots. Top with additional green onion slices and serve.

4.  Beermosa

Don't forget the drinks!

Makes 1

1 (12-ounce) bottle beer (preferably Hefeweizen)

1⁄2 cup orange juice
(I like freshly squeezed)

1 orange slice, for garnish

Combine the beer and orange juice in a tall glass. Garnish with the orange slice, and serve cold!

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Be sure to pick up a copy of Daina Falk's book, The Hungry Fan's Game Day Cookbook: 165 Recipes for Eating, Drinking & Watching Sports!