Dorsey Dish: Super Bowl Recipes – Bacon Edition.

Hosting a Super Bowl party this weekend? We asked around our campuses about what they’d be cooking up for their Super Bowl Party. Here’s hoping this blog will help inspire you to win over your guests’ taste buds with these crowd-pleasing game day recipes.

Did you know that Super Bowl Sunday is considered to be the second biggest eating day of the year, trailing right behind Thanksgiving? According to the National Chicken Council, Americans ate about 1.25 billion wings during last year’s Super Bowl! It may seem like a long time from now, but for many of us, it is the “last feast hurrah” before beach season for those who are still keeping up with their New Year’s resolutions of getting fit and eating healthier.

The Super Bowl is a grand time for food. When we think Super Bowl, we think food. Americans indulge on snack staples that include wings, nachos, chips, dip, chili…the list goes on and on. Which is why we choose a few recipes that think a little outside the box from the traditional finger food snacks, with the secret ingredient? BACON! (There are no deflated pig skins in these recipes.)

Bacon Cheddar Wingsbacon1

  • Place strips of bacon on a metal rack on top of a baking sheet and pop them into a preheated oven (425 degrees F) for about 15 minutes, until crispy. Remove bacon when it is done and set aside.
  • Toss 2 pounds of chicken wings with paprika (1 tbsp.), salt (1 tsp.) and pepper (1/2 tsp.). Toss them onto the bacon baking sheet with the bacon fat. Bake for 20-25 minutes until fully cooked and skin is crispy.
  • Break the bacon into pieces and mix with 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese and set aside.
  • When the wings are done, sprinkle the bacon and cheese mixture over the wings and place the baking sheet back in the oven for 3 minutes. You can then serve immediately with ranch and celery sticks.

Black Bean, Bacon and Feta Nachosblackbean

  • Cut as much bacon as your heart desires into a pan on a medium-high heat. When crisp, place bacon on a paper towel (but keep the fat in the pan). Stir around diced red onion and garlic in the remaining fat.
  • After a few minutes, add 1 can of black beans, stir and let sit (as the beans will absorb all of the bacon fat).
  • Add salt, pepper, a dash of white wine vinegar, feta cheese and your bacon.
  • Add the bean mash mixture on top of a bed of tortilla chips.

Bacon Wrapped Datesfigs

  • Slice 24 large pitted dates lengthwise three-quarters of the way down. In a bowl, press 2 tbsps. of heavy cream into a 1/2 cup of blue cheese with a fork.
  • Scoop this mixture into the center of the sliced dates and close them back up.
  • Cut 12 slices of bacon in half, wrap each halved back strip around a date, and secure it with a toothpick.
  • Place the bacon wrapped dates onto a baking sheet, and bake for 15-20 minutes until crispy in a 400 degree F oven.

If that didn’t make you hungry, nothing will! Share your culinary creations with us for Super Bowl Sunday using the hashtag #DorseySchools on Instagram. If you are interested in taking your skills in the culinary arts to the next level, consider training at the Dorsey Culinary Academy, right here in either Roseville or Waterford-Pontiac, Michigan.

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