It’s Super Bowl 50 this weekend, which is an excuse in our house to eat like Americans all weekend! The game is being played in San Francisco between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers, so we’re trying to make food from those areas.
Denver, and Colorado as a whole, doesn’t seem to have many specialty foods; certainly nothing good for watching the game with, so we’re having a Denver Omelette (basically an omelette folded over lots of veg) as a breakfast.
There were issues getting it out of the frying pan… Tasted good though!
Another Carolina special, using pimentos (cherry peppers) to spice up cornbread. We’ll have some cornbread with the Vinegar Chicken, and then leftovers during the game dipped in various things.
A North Carolina special combing lots of vinegar with lots of Jalapeno peppers – a combination we can certainly get behind in this house!
Wow this is good! We made it for the novelty of the Super Bowl, but this is going to become a regular way to cook chicken.
A saltine cracker crust and cream topping are what makes this a North Carolina version.
While our sourdough is very much home-grown, San Francisco sourdough is a very common variety, so we’ll chalk this up in the San Francisco column.
Yeah… I forgot to turn down the oven during the crusting stage :( I think I just about got away with it.
Sriracha is SF, so it counts. Also flags!
A traditional PBJ would be cheap plastic white bread, palm oil-laden peanut butter, and cheap seedless jam. This is much more your San Francisco hipster version: toasted sourdough, homemade plum jam, with fair trade peanut butter that’s palm oil-free.
A vinegar-based sauce for dipping… whatever we want into it!
Oddly it uses a green cabbage, then adds ketchup to make things red!
Erm… we just wanted guacamole!
Cheese dip with pimentos, which seem to be Carolina’s chili of choice.
Apparently adding roasted peppers makes it a Carolina mac-n-cheese.
We didn’t try very hard to find Colorado or Carolina beers, but we did find San Francisco’s Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, plus some good old Sam Adams that’s at least American. But there’s some Fursty Ferret and Stella lying around.
Denver doesn’t do well in the food stakes. Carolina does much better, and we didn’t even get around to their famous pulled pork!