As promised, here is our second part to our first football post. In an effort to enjoy, celebrate and explore football food, we are making recipes that represent all 32 NFL teams. After making two foods that highlight battling football teams, we will predict a winner based on the dish we liked better. Basically, we will have a ton of fun eating and making delicious game day foods. Check out our previous post where we made the competing dish, an easy and delicious Juicy Lucy. To celebrate the first Monday night game, we chose to focus on the Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints game. For the Vikings, we chose to recreate the famous Juicy Lucy. In order to represent the Saints, we decided to explore some foods that are unique to New Orleans. After some searching, we landed on a much loved dish and create some pretty spectacular shrimp po’boy sliders.
Given that there are not a lot of places in our area that serve traditional Louisiana food, we have never tried a po’boy before. Whenever I see a picture of a po’boy whether it is filled with shrimp or chicken, my mouth literally starts to water. Any sandwich that has a crispy inside and a delicious sauce oozing out, it is an amazing sandwich in my book. The moment Dan suggested a shrimp o’boy for our second game day recipe, I was so eager to jump in the kitchen and figure out how to make it.
These shrimp po’boy sliders were quite easy for having a breaded component. Usually when we make something that is deep fried or oven fried, we think that it will be a whole, intense production. However, now that we have been making more and more foods in our air fryer, frying things so much easier. Even if we choose to bake food instead of fry it, it has proven to be a simple task whenever we attempt to make food crispy. Before we air fried the shrimp, it was so effortless to dip it in buttermilk and then into a flour mixture. After practicing this easy technique with several recipes, we have realized that frying food is actually a quick and simple task.
When we put these two recipes together head to head, we were able to find a winner. While we loved both recipes, we chose one based on the fact that we would make it again and again. For this battle, we are going with the Juicy Lucy, predicting that the Minnesota Vikings will win Monday’s game. Of course, this method of choosing a winner is a bit ridiculous. However, we cannot wait to do this all football season, due to the tasty treats we get to devour. We hope you try and love eating these delicious shrimp po’boyy sliders. They are the perfect way to enjoy a football game and cheer on those Saints.