Sometimes after we make the perfect game day food, we completely amaze ourselves! Ever since we embarked on this journey to explore and create appetizers that represent each NFL team, we have been blown away by each of our fun dishes. Each time we research a team and their food traditions, we love what we discover and try to create with our own, unique spin. This week, we are focusing on the Titans and Texans game and made some incredible hot chicken to represent the Tennessee Titans. Unlike the obvious choice to make hot chicken for the Titans, we were unsure of what direction to take for the battling team. When we researched what to make to represent the Texans, everything pointed to steak. We love steak like any average American, but wanted to make it game day accessible. Given our recent craving of both fries and nachos, we opted for these mouth watering loaded French fries to represent the team. These loaded steak fries are oozing with rich cheese and are layered with every awesome thing you want on fries. They are the perfect addition to any game day spread.
What we love most about these tasty loaded steak fries, is how fast and fun they truly are. In just a few simple steps, a game winning dish is ready to be enjoyed. When we dug into this loaded plate of goodness, we were extremely aware of how great it really was. It tasted like something you would get as an appetizer at a fun restaurant or spend way too much on at a stadium. These loaded steak fries screamed delicious football food and would impress anyone coming over to enjoy a game.
Each week when we focus on a game and create food for the battling teams, we choose a winner based on taste, ease and creativity. Basically, we love both dishes but chose one to take the cake. That winning dish then predicts the real winner of the game. We of course know that this is just a fun way to determine a winner. However, we are proud (and super amused) that we are three for three in our predictions! Every time we picked a winner based on the dish we deemed ‘the best’ we were spot on for the real game! This week, we are going with the Hot Chicken dish as our winner and are crossing our fingers that the Tennessee Titans win. While we loved these loaded fries, the excitement of making hot and perfectly fried chicken in our own home made it the clear winner. We hope you check out both recipes and enjoy them when rooting for your favorite team this weekend!