I wasn’t going to do this. I wasn’t going to succumb to bloggie peer pressure. But I did it and I did. I made Spicy Baked Chicken Wings with Sriracha Dipping Sauce for “Game Day”.
I don’t even watch the game. I don’t even have cable television anymore. We “cut the cable” earlier this year because Time Warner made me so darn mad. But that’s another story. What I’m trying to say is there’s no more TV in my house, so I couldn’t watch the game even if I wanted to.
So why did I give in? Why did I heed the call of Twitter and Pinterest and make these Spicy Baked Chicken Wings? I was perfectly happy with sharing the tastes and tales of my recent South American trip. Trust me, Seaweed Fritters and Tiradito de Pescado are just the first of many recipes I plan to share from my adventures.
Well, let me explain myself. I may not watch the game, but I’m practically the only person in America who does not. In fact the Super Bowl regularly beats out the Academy Awards as the most watched slot in modern American television. All of this TV watching has caused all of those couch potatoes to do what couch potatoes do best. Eat. Making Super Sunday the nation’s second-biggest food holiday. I’m sure you know what the number one food holiday is.
Of course, there’s no turkey on Super Sunday (unless you count turkey chili) so football fans have turned recipes like these Spicy Baked Chicken Wings into a type of holiday staple. Of course potato chips, pretzels and cheese dip make up the tasty trimmings and sporty side dishes.
In just one day these Pigskin pig-outs will probably include 12 million pounds of potato chips, 9 million pounds of tortilla chips and 4 million pounds of pretzels and popcorn. Are you getting sick to your stomach, or cheering wildly?
Spicy Baked Chicken Wings
I promise I’m not trying to talk you out of watching the big game tomorrow. I just think that while you watch the game, you should also watch what you eat. These Spicy Baked Chicken Wings with Sriracha Dipping Sauce are a good compromise. They’re completely in keeping with the spirit of the holiday, but they’re baked and not fried. So you can eat more chips… GREG