Cajun-Style Football Food

Four Great Recipes for Football Game Eating

Almost as important as watching the games is the excuse to eat–snack food, junk food, hearty food and...well...favorite foods that can be enjoyed out-of-hand, without using a knife and fork and taking our eyes away from the game. 

Here are links to several recipes for perfect football food, ranging from roasted and salty munchies to filling meals.

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    Muffaletta

    Muffuletta Sandwich

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    The muffaletta is a favorite of both Cajuns and their Creole city cousins. You can get a great one from Central Grocery in New Orleans or make it yourself.

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    Fried Chicken Legs

    Crispy Fried Drumsticks

    The Spruce

    The breast meat of a chicken is often used for chicken pies and other chicken dishes like chicken salad, leaving the legs for frying, taking on picnics during good weather, and watching football games. No utensils are needed and the legs offer a lot of meat in a compact little cylinder, easy to pack or eat without looking away from the game on television.

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    Sweet and Spicy Candied Pecans

    Pecan Halves

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    Enjoy a nice pecan harvest time with this recipe.

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    Pan-Grilled Barbecued Shrimp

    Barbecued Shrimp

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    This shrimp dish has neither barbecue sauce nor is it barbecued. But that's the name of the traditional dish. It's loaded with butter and seasonings and just made to dip lots of bread in!