Super Bowl Sunday might be famous for its watered down beer, cheese sauce and chicken wings, but nowhere are these lines written in stone, so if you have a flair for the finer stuff, we say go for it! Some reasons why you might want to give a luxury blowout
If any of the above applies to you, or if you just like the idea of increasing your typical stratospheric increasewe’ve put together a pantheon of recipes to take the traditional lowbrow and make it all very, very highbrow. Butler not included.
Truffle mac and cheese bites
We especially love this recipe because it requires you to truly embrace the lowbrow / highbrow concept when preparing these umami bites. You don’t stop here at that pedestrian truffle oil. This also requires that you get your hands on something real, one of the most luxurious items of all, and then mixing them with the most basic of comfort foods. And then fry in truffle oil to boot. Get the recipe for truffle mac and cheese bites. (And don’t worry, you can .)
Poppers for foie gras
While your fryer is already hot, let’s not degrade ourselves with mere jalapeños, which are almost literally a dime in a dozen. Encased in a potato nest crust, the decadence of foie gras evokes the creaminess of cream cheese from within, except much more expensive. Season it with peppers if desired, or just feel the fire that comes from all that luxury. Get the foie gras poppers recipe.
Cognac-braised chicken wings
The big game and the chicken wings are just as natural a marriage as ever. Here they go full of Mariah Carey and demand a cognac bath in the marriage contract. Get the Cognac Braised Chicken Wings Recipe.
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Sandwiches of Ibérico ham
Jamón Ibérico is one of the most expensive cured meats on the planet, made from a specific breed of Spanish or Portuguese pigs whose diet is highly controlled and consists mainly of acorns. If you’ve stashed your own metaphorical acorns for this event, splurge on a whole ham, with its stand (and trotter), and display it proudly alongside these easy buns decorated with pine nuts. (Which, not that we’re bragging or anything, isn’t exactly cheap either.) You can also use good prosciutto like this onefrom Eataly. Get the recipe for Ibérico ham sandwiches.
I mean, hello? Pulled pork and ground beef are tasty and all for lesser hosts, but we’ve already included much more expensive versions of that meat in this menu (see above and below). But it won’t count much as a game day party with no sliders, so creamy spiced lobster sliders fit the bill perfectly. Get the lobster sliders recipe.
Want to catch some fresh lobster for the sliders for your match day? To attemptor this other one . No net needed.
Wagyu beef chili
Some may think Wagyu, some with its decadently massaged beef spring, would be wasted on mere chili. And about that, I say, isn’t that exactly the point? Get the Wagyu beef chili recipe.
If you’d like to have some rich Wagyu beef delivered to your door, go toalong with this other great one .
Can you think of anything more bombastic than a humble mess of tortilla chips, cheese and scallions – arguably the world’s most loved and simplest bar food – and then garnish it with the world’s ultimate delicacy? No? Then our work is done here. Get the caviar sachos recipe. (Or try Chowhound’s caviar potato skins recipe for a heartier snack.)
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Gold leaf brownies
Almost finished. Every party needs something sweet, and a whilenot necessarily that hard to find or difficult to cook with, symbolically you want to be that guy which literally plated the brownies. Get the recipe for gold leaf brownies.
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