Thursday, September 15, 2011

football food

okay, let me be upfront here and say that i could really give a rat's ass (what exactly does that mean???) about football.

i don't watch it, i don't do fantasy football or whatever, and i generally can be found with my nose in a book or magazine or in the kitchen cooking when there is a game on. because, while i don't give a gerbil's tail (new saying) about football, what i can get on board with is the food.

spicy homemade chili piled atop some crispy, hot fry action. nachos. tater tots and special sauce. tater tots smothered in melted cheddar cheese and bacon. man, i love me some tots. lil' smokies in a blanket with some dijon for dippin'. loco moco. homemade carne asada fries. you know, football watchin' food.

(carne asada tots with hot sauce)

yah, i'm all over that.

i don't have a picture of carne asada fries, but i was talking to a friend today and he asked for my best carne asada recipe. here it is. might i suggest you snuggle up on the couch with these fries, an ojb (1/2 orange juice + 1/2 a light domestic beer), the remote control and get ready for some serious grub.

oh, and you can watch some of that silly football, too, if you want.

carne asada fries/tots

2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp cumin
juice of 2 limes
3T cilantro, chopped up
splash of white wine vinegar
2 T olive oil
salt + pepper

1 lb. flank or skirt steak
monterey jack cheese

mix all the marinade stuff together and soak the steak overnight.

grill the steak until med rare. let rest 10 minutes then slice thinly.

cook up some ore ida steak fries/tater tots in the oven. pile the sliced steak on top of the fries or tots, pile on as much monterey jack cheese as your arteries can handle, pop in a 350 oven for a few minutes until the cheese gets all melty and glorious.

serve sprinkled with fresh cilantro and lots of hot sauce.

slip on your eating pants and enjoy!

if you aren't quite motivated to prepare these yourself, and you live in chico, you can always swing by sol or la cocina economica and pick some up. daniel got some a couple months ago and they had ran out of fries, so he got carne asada tots (see pic above). oh man, they were as good as they were wrong.

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