Super Bowl Fare
So we’re all pretty excited here in Seattle that the Seahawks have made it to the Super Bowl (woo hoo!). I’m looking forward to an awesome game, some great commercials and seriously good eats with friends. Today we made our version of corndogs to take to a party: enter the Corn-Wurst! Instead of hotdogs we used bratwursts and battered them in beer and cornmeal. I sampled it this morning and they were dee-licious. Below is the recipe adapted from Chow:
- vegetable oil for frying
- wooden toothpicks/skewers
- bratwurst sausages, cut crosswise into 3 pieces
- 1 cup fine- or medium-ground yellow cornmeal
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
- 1 cup cold Newcastle Brown Ale
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons honey
Thoroughly cook the sausages. Cut each sausage crosswise into 3 pieces. Insert 2 toothpicks into the cut side and set aside.
Whisk the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Whisk the beer, eggs, honey, and sugar together in a separate bowl until combined and the sugar has dissolved. Add the cornmeal mixture to the beer mixture and stir with a rubber spatula until combined.
In a heavy-bottomed pot, heat oil over medium-high heat until it reaches 350°F on a deep-frying/candy thermometer.
When the oil is ready, evenly dip the sausages into the batter until completely covered. Immediately place them in the hot oil. Fry, turning occasionally, until light golden brown all over, about 2 minutes. Using tongs, transfer the sausages to a cooling rack.
Serve immediately with mustard or your favorite dipping sauce.
And lastly– what is a Super Bowl Party without some cookies of your favorite team? This is something that you can do well beforehand with your kids or friends. Of course, I’m rooting for the Hawks so my friend Ashley and I made some 12th man shirts and Seahawks logos. For the cookie base, we used this recipe from AllRecipes.
What awesome recipes are you making today? Happy Super Bowl Day and have a great time at your party!