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A week from now, all you couch spuds will be settling in and getting comfortable in front of your screens for the big game.
Never ones to miss the chance for a party, we at Sunday Supper got to thinking and teamed up with our favorite Idaho® potato purveyors, the Idaho® Potato Commission, to offer the home couch spuds some actual spuds dishes, just in time to have a winning game day party.
Never fear, we have all your spud needs covered, with recipes that will have you smacking your lips. We have potatoes in bites and balls and bowls, stacks and salads and skins, pave and pizza. We have smashed spuds and sausage-y spuds, tater tartlets, wedges and wings. We tempura them, Cajun them, Buffalo them and flatbread them. I told you, we have you covered!
You know what would be fun? Make a selection of our recipes today and put out an all-potato buffet for your family and friends! Potatoes are the perfect ingredient for your game-day recipes.
And since I feel that no party is complete without dessert, I’m making Potato Football Candy, for the ultimate over-the-top treat.
Think about it. The hearty, delicious potato actually LOOKS like a little football, so we’re having some fun fooling the eye with this dessert.
See what I mean? Don’t these Idaho® potato fingerlings kinda, sorta, look like footballs?
The candies have potatoes in them, and they look like little footballs. What could be more fun than that? Well, they taste a little bit like fudge, once it has been exposed to the air a bit. Now that’s even more fun!
Why Idaho® potatoes?
Before we get into the actual recipe, though, let’s discuss the potato. Idaho® potatoes — recognized around the world as a premium potato — have a few things going for them. The state has ideal growing conditions — rich volcanic soil, a climate of warm days and cool nights, and mountain-fed irrigation among them. This results in a spud with superior taste and a higher content of solids (starch grains), so there is more spud and less H2O in them. Practically speaking, this means they cook up to a lighter, fluffier texture. That’s what we want, whether we’re making a baked potato or using them in a dessert – no mush, more fluff. Your fries will be
crisper and absorb less oil, your potato nachos or planks will crisp up nicely, and your tots and tarts will taste wonderful.
Let’s play some ball, shall we?
The ingredients for the footballs…
You want to mix it just until is is big damp crumbs. It should NOT be goopy or like batter.
Get in there with your hands to shape it.
Ingredients for the laces…
…which you will pipe on with your little bitty tip on your piping bag.
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To encourage you to spud it up for your game day get-togethers, the Idaho® Potato Commission is giving away 10 pounds of Idaho® potatoes and a copy of the the new cookbook “Smashed, Mashed, Boiled, and Baked and Fried Too! A celebration of potatoes in 75 irresistible recipes,” by Raghavan Iyer. The winner will be selected during the Sunday Supper Facebook live event today (1/29/17) at 4 p.m. Family Foodie Isabel Laessig will be making some delicious Potato Chorizo Bites. See you there →http://bit.ly/2kl4wrE!
This week’s Sunday Supper recipes
Today our Sunday Supper tastemakers have taken up a challenge from the Idaho® Potato Commission to present a collection of 20 creative, inspired, and best of all, easy Football Recipes featuring Idaho® potatoes. We shunned fussy things that would take too much time or keep you in the kitchen for days, in favor of easy dishes that will wow your family and friends with flavor and fun. Potatoes pair so well with cheese and/or bacon, they can be mashed, baked, fried or totted, and you can serve them as a snack, side dish, main dish or dessert. Take a look at our ideas, and if these aren’t enough for your party, there are even more recipes on the Potato Pinterest Board, so browse around for something spudtastic.
- Cajun Taters & Sausage by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Cheesy Bacon Potato Bite-Sized Snacks by Life Tastes Good
- Fingerling Potato Bacon Flatbread by Family Foodie
- Potato Football Candy by Shockingly Delicious
- Slow Cooker Buffalo Potato “Wings” by Food Done Light
- Healthier Mashed Potato Bowls by Cooking Chat
- Persian Lamb Stuffed Potato Cakes by Caroline’s Cooking
- Potato Salad Tortilla Bowls by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Pulled Pork Potato Skins by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Steak and Potato Pizza by Grumpy’s Honeybunch
- Buffalo Smashed Potatoes by A Mind “Full” Mom
- Cheesy Sausage Stuffed Red Potatoes by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
- Cuban Garlic Mojo Potato Salad by Go Epicurista
- Tempura Cheesy Potato Balls by Cricket’s Confections
- Best Potato Wedges by Moore or Less Cooking
- Buffalo Blue Cheese Potato Bites by Dizzy Busy and Hungry
- Loaded Curly Fries with Gouda Cheese Sauce by Casa de Crews
- Potato and Chive Mini Waffles by My Life Cookbook
- Potato Blue Cheese Tartlets by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Potato Nacho Stacks by The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Bacon Parmesan Potato Pavé Squares by Sunday Supper Movement
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