The Best Game Day Menu Ever
Boudin Fritters with Sorghum-Mustard Beer Sauce
Boudin sausage, straight out of Cajun country, transforms into a flavorful fritter with a quick dip in a cayenne-cornmeal mixture. Leave the casings on the boudin to keep the meat together during the frying process, and serve with our sweet and fiery sorghum-mustard-IPA sauce.
Jamaican Jerk Chicken Wings with Cilantro-Lime Ranch
Make game day as smooth and stress-free as possible by preparing your wings the night before. Then when kickoff rolls around, all you have to do is toss the ginger, garlic, and Scotch bonnet seasoned wings on the grill, mix up the cilantro-lime ranch, and dig in.
Crab Rangoon Cheese Ball
No more waiting for your next takeout binge—we’re bringing a reimagined crab Rangoon to your party platter. Opt for fresh crabmeat for a more authentic flavor that will be the hit of the tailgate. Serve with packaged Wontons, or fry strips of egg roll wrappers for a fresh, warm alternative to chips and crackers.
- Recipe: Crab Rangoon Cheese Ball
The heartiness of a seafood boil meets the snackability of nachos—your party appetizer spread will never be the same. Serve the shrimp-boil mixture over kettle-cooked potato chips, which are sturdy enough to hold every last delicious bit of barbecued shrimp, andouille, and Old Bay-sprinkled corn.
- Recipe: Shrimp-Boil Nachos
If you think you can’t top this Southern icon, think again. Make your own “big as the moon” pie at home with molasses and graham cracker cookies, Marshmallow Fluff filling, and a sea salt-spangled chocolate glaze. And yes, pairing with an ice-cold RC Cola is highly recommended.
- Recipe: Homemade Moonpies
Succulent shrimp is tossed in a tart marinade of onions, capers, lemon juice, and Worcestershire sauce. Let the shrimp sit overnight so that when the game bears, you just have to pull the app out of the fridge and serve with a sleeve of Saltines.
- Recipe: Marinated Shrimp
As colorful as it is flavor, this tailgate-ready dip—named for the University of Georgia's four-legged mascot—is a simple dip that's sure to please every sports fan at your party.
- Recipe: Bulldog Caviar
Mini Tacos with Fried Oysters, Pimiento Cheese, and Fennel Slaw
Every type of fan can agree: These grab-and-go mini tacos, complete with crispy fried oysters dredged in cormeal, pimiento cheese dressed up with chiptole chiles and adobo sauce, and an arresting and crunchy slaw are a team anyone can cheer for. Keep a crisp, cold beer iced down so guests can wash down every cheesy, crispy bite.
You can get fresh peanuts at your local farmers' market. You can also special order them from peanut farmers directly, such as nuts.com. After a low simmer in a large stockpot, you'll be enjoying this Southern roadside staple. Have cold cola on hand to wash down the salty snack.
- Recipe: Boiled Peanuts
Deviled Eggs with Pickled Okra
Brine-sweetened okra adds zest and bite to classic deviled eggs. You can even use your classic recipe. Just be sure to add a bit of the okra brine to the egg mixture for an extra kick of zing.
- Recipe: Deviled Eggs with Pickled Okra
Georgia Pecan Double-decker Brownies
If the taste of victory isn't sweet enough, cue up these rich brownies. The fudgy brownie is speckled with chopped pecans and sitting atop a layer of chocolate wafer crust.