Post game wrap-up(s)

The Super Bowl. The all-American ideal of what it is to eat and drink pub fare. Admittedly, I mostly phoned it in this year in regards to Super Bowl food. I’ll call that my tribute to Manning’s Broncos; they scored only once, so I only made one thing.

Buffalo Chicken Wonton Wrappers

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These were really quite easy, not too unhealthy, and certainly tasty. All you need are some wonton or egg roll wrappers (usually found by the tofu or in the freezer section), chicken, cabbage, ranch dressing and some hot sauce.

Cook your chicken then shred/chop it into tiny pieces. 1 chicken breast should make about a cup of chicken. Mix that together with a cup of cabbage, a quarter cup ranch and a teaspoon hot sauce. Now spread the mixture evenly onto wontons, then fold them up and place them seam-side down onto a greased baking sheet. I used 3×3 inch wontons and it made 24, but you’ll have to adjust based on the size of the wrapper. Bake in the oven at 400F for 10-12 minutes.

While they’re baking, whip up your blue cheese sauce. Take a quarter to a half cup blue cheese (depending on the strength of the cheese and your taste for it), mix with a half cup ranch and a half cup mayo. A quarter cup celery is optional in there too. I found this made a bit too much sauce for me, however, and used a lot of ranch, so next time I would probably scale the sauce in half.

And there you have it. Quick, easy, bite sized game food.

As far as beer pairings, these aren’t too powerful, so I wouldn’t go for too powerful a beer. Probably a decent amber lager or ale would go best with these, just something nice and refreshing. Pump House’s Premium Lager would probably be an excellent match. I chose to go with Boxing Rock’s Temptation Red Ale, which actually turned out to be a bit too hoppy for these delicate little things. But that’s how you learn.

Here’s hoping for more food and a better Super Bowl next year!

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