no wonder we hired Hunter Lochmann
So it's that time of year again. Between New Years Eve and New Years bowl games, a lot of people are scrambling to come up with something to bring to the party. Back in August, a few people posted recipes (LINK) for tailgaiting and whatnot. I think it's probably time to revisit a similar topic for everyone who is either hosting or bringing food to a New Years party.
I'd like to offer tortilla española (best translation is probably Spanish omlette). Easy, cheap, and tastes great either hot or cold. You can leave it sitting out all evening and it'll be just fine. Plus it's a nice change of pace from the pizza that you will have been consuming all day.
- 6 potatoes, peeled
- 1 large white or vidalia onion
- 6 eggs, beaten
- olive oil
First off, slice the potatoes and onion into discs (the onion will obviously fall apart, but it doesn't really matter at all). Fry them both together in olive oil in a fry pan. You know they're done when they begin to smell delicious and you can cut them easily with the side of a fork. Take the potatoes and onions off the heat and put them in another fry pan (OIL the pan first!); they should form a layer about 0.75"-1" tall in the pan. Crack the eggs and pour them into the fry pan with the potatoes and onions. The potatoes and onions should be just about completely submerged in the egg. Add salt to taste and cook on low-medium heat until the sides of the omlette are golden brown and the top isn't excessively runny.
Here's where it gets very slightly tricky. Take the whole thing, invert it onto a plate, and slide the omlette back into the fry pan, now upside down. It shouldn't take that long to finish cooking.
Pat yourself on the back and revel in the fact that you are awesome. Serve either cut into small, 1.5" squares, or placed on a baguette. Makes great food for drinking with some classier beer.
What recipes do you have for the MGoNewYear?
With OT threads about to disappear into the horizon, I thought tonight might be a good time to pick the board's brain for any delicious, outrageous, or just strange MGoRecipes. I know there have been a few of these threads in the past, but a quick search for "recipe" doesn't show many results, or I would link to them here.
So, whether it's for tailgating, dinner, snack/appetizer, or drink recipes, what do any of you make that I (and everyone else) am missing out on?
I'll start things off by posting one I learned last year for making chicken salad, to make this you need about three pounds of chicken (one of the boneless/skinless packages found at any grocery store works just fine), one large onion, one green pepper, cayenne pepper, Zesty Italian Dressing, vegetable oil, and mayo.
- Poke holes in chicken, rub with cayenne pepper to taste.
- Put chicken in a freezer bag with the dressing, refrigerate in this package overnight.
- Empty contents of bag onto a cookie tray, cook at 350 degrees for 40 minutes, or until done.
- Finely dice pepper and onion, sauté with vegetable oil.
- Cut chicken into small cubes, add pepper and onion.
- Add mayo to taste.
This has been well received by just about everyone I've shared it with, and it's one of my favorite sandwiches to make at home. Someone here (the evidence points to mgokev) posted a dip recipe when Brian asked for tailgating recipes, but since that post was for charity and has since been edited to remove instructions, I'll leave it to him to post it. I can say it's quite good.
After submitting a recipe for the charity cookbook earlier in the year, I got this email yesterday:
Hello tailgate enthusiasts,
Happy Holidays! Thanks to your submissions, our Ann Arbor Tailgates cookbook is printed and ready to sell. Each and every one of your tailgate recipes, pictures, and remembrances is featured. We could not have done it without you! Thank you again!
This cookbook is a must-have for any football fan or avid cook. Additionally, the sale of these cookbooks directly supports IHN @ Alpha House, a local shelter for children and families experiencing homelessness.
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We hope you have a safe and happy holiday season!
Cookbooks are $20 each, full of tasty recipes, and proceeds go to a great cause, so go order or pick one up today and enjoy our last home tailgate!