Fan Fare

1 Aug

Hard to believe tailgating season is almost upon us! LSU and Southern both begin on September 3rd, and high schools even sooner. Today’s book is one fans will enjoy even if the game is only on TV.  Fan fare : a playbook of great recipes for tailgating or watching the game at home (641.578 M825f) is by Debbie Moose, a food editor and reporter from Raleigh, N.C. She has brought together more than 100 recipes for kickoffs, bowl games, hot streaks and overtimes.

Elizabeth’s Baked Hush Puppies

1 cup yellow cornmeal

1/2 cup all purpose flour

1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

2 egg whites, beaten

1/2 cup skim milk

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1/2 cup finely chopped green onions

1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh jalapeno chilies, or more to taste

Cocktail sauce for serving (optional)

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Coat mini-muffin tins with nonstick cooking spray (you need 24 muffin wells).  In a large bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper. Stir well.  In a medium-size bowl, combine the egg whites, milk, and vegetable oil.  Stir well.  Add the egg mixture to the cornmeal mixture and combine until just blended.  Stir in the green onions and jalapenos.  Spoon about one tablespoon of batter into each muffin well. Bake until the hush puppies are golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.  Let cool, the pop them out of the wells.

*You can bake these one day ahead and reheat them at the tailgate, wrapped in aluminum foil and placed on a corner of the grill.

More titles to try:

Football food (641.5973 L418f)

Gameday gourmet (641.578 J68g)

Let the big dawg eat: a collection of Bulldog tailgating recipes (641.578 S654L)

The tailgater’s cookbook (641.578 J62t)

The tailgating cookbook : recipes for the big game (641.578 S634t)

Thanks to all who participated in our Adult Summer Reading Club this year!

Go Jags!  Geaux Tigers!

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