Tailgating Food Just Got Better!

IMG_4843September 3rd is “National Tailgating Day” and we want you to be prepared for the whole tailgating season with the best food possible, so Boca Grove’s Executive Chef Dominick Laudia did just that for all of us. You will become the hit of the parking lot with his Bacon Wrapped Cheddar Cheese Hot Dog with Dark Beer Braised Onions and Spicy Asian Ranch Fries for four.

 

Bacon Wrapped Cheddar Cheese Hot Dog:

4 each                                   Large Hot Dogs, Split Lengthwise (don’t cut completely in half)

½ cup                                    Cheddar Cheese

4 each                                   Bacon Strips

4 each                                   Hot Dog Buns, Toasted on the Grill

 

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Fill split hot dogs with cheese.

Wrap each dog with bacon and secure with toothpicks.

Wrap with foil, place on the grill for 15 minutes or until bacon is cooked.

 

For the Dark Beer Braised Onions:

2 cups                                   Onions, Sliced Thin

2 tbsp.                                  Oil

1 cup                                     Dark Beer

As needed                          Salt and Pepper

 

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Place sauce pan on the grill.

Add oil and onions, cook until the onions become soft.

Add the dark beer and reduce by half.

Season as needed.

 

For the Spicy Asian Ranch Fries Sauce:

1 tbsp.                                  Srirachi

2 tsp.                                     Fish Sauce

2 tsp.                                     Soy Sauce

1 tsp.                                     Ginger Powder

1 tsp.                                     Garlic Powder

As needed                          Salt and Pepper

2 oz.                                      Scallions, Minced

 

Method:

Combine all.

 

For the Fries:

4 each                                   Potatoes, Baked and Cooled, Cut into Wedges

2 tbsp.                                  Oil

As needed                          Salt and Pepper

 

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Combine potatoes, oil and season with salt and pepper.

Place on a hot grill for 5 minutes on each side.

Remove and toss in the spicy Asian mix.

 

To Assemble:Place the hot dog in the bun and top with onions, or plate them on the side. Fries placed on the side.

Now that your tummy is happy and fed go root on your favorite team to win the game. Happy tailgating.

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