Crispy Buffalo Cheddar Potato Nachos.
Cause tomorrow is Game Day!!
Ok, so I really only like football for few reasons.
>>>One: The start of football means the start of fall and that greatly excites me.
>>>Two: Something about Sunday night football reminds me of fall nights as kid, sitting by the fire, eating chicken and rice…of course.
>>>Three: Football Food. Does anyone really tire of game day eats? I think not.
I’m sure someday, maybe when I finally get a guy in my life (one other than my brothers…and Blake), I might actually get into the game itself, but that has yet to happen. I try talking football with my dad, you know, asking about how the game works and all that while we do the daily scrubbing of the kitchen, but my mind starts to wander back to things like food and pretty plates.
I wonder if he notices I am not actually listening?? Hmm, I hope not. I think he likes that he has a daughter that is semi interested in sports…if only he knew what I was really thinking about in my head.
But really, you’d think with all the brothers I have that I would actually enjoy watching the game for reasons other than food and cozy Sunday night memories. Clearly those boys have taught me nothing in life.
Well, there is one thing that my oldest brother just recently taught me. Well, he didn’t really teach me this, more that he turned me onto something I always thought was bad.
I know, who the heck thinks onion rings are bad?? Here’s the thing, my parents have always said onion rings are gross. My dad never used them when cooking and when we would, on the rare occasion, go out to eat, we always asked to hold the onions. I know, I know, what???
I’ve since learned that onions can be an extremely delicious food. Hello caramelized onions!! I am not a fan of raw onion unless they are green onions, but anything caramelized and extremely cooked down – I’m all game.
And obviously anything fried. But then, well it’s fried…what doesn’t taste better when it’s fried?
So Creighton (my oldest brother) has always been an onion eater…I mean, tacos, burgers, burritos? Those are all his favorites, so onions just go along with the territory. Point is, Creighton was recently talking onion rings, which got me thinking. Beer battered onions ring? On a slider maybe?
Yes, yes, YES.
Honestly, I could have just stopped at the beer battered onion rings and called it a day, BUT, you guys know me, I can just do that. I have to give you a meal.
SO… cajun? Yep, cajun chicken sliders with cheddar cheese and spicy black pepper rub sauce. I mean? How could I not go all the way there? I had to.
The sliders are actually breaded ground chicken sliders. I breaded them one, for delicious flavor and texture, and two, so the burger could really soak up that insanely amazing black pepper rub sauce. Oh my gosh. It’s the best you guys. The best.
I really could not think of a better dinner, a better kick-off snack or like…a better anything at the moment. These are a must make.
Oh and the beer battered onion rings??? I did fool the entire onion hating family with these. Everyone fell hard for these guys, and understandably so.
Beer, onions plus fried? Well, pretty much one of the best combos out there! Then you add some heat, some cheese and a cajun chicken burger to the mix? Hello perfect game day food!
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Tomorrow we’ll be talking about the sides…until then…we feast on sliders! Liking this day more and more!
You have created amazing onion design nice work its not an easy task to create circular onion rings. I am dam sure taste of dish is also yummy and crispy.
I’m not huge into football but I would gladly sit through a game if I had these sliders in reach!
You are speaking my language with sliders and onion rings. Love!
My family would go crazy for these amazing sliders!
That onion stack looks so amazing, I just want to eat them all and the chicken looks so appetizing and inviting.
So much YUM and spectacular shots!!
Well I usually read your posts while going to class in the morning, and I have to say this recipe was on my mind the whole morning during class (specially the onion rings). So as soon as i got home I made myself a chicken slider and onion rings! Needless to say it was great! Thank you for the lunch recipe Tieghan 🙂
Wow! I can see why you like game day! This is a gorgeous spread!
i love the sound of chicken sliders, especially if they’re breaded (panko is magic)! of course, the onion rings don’t hurt either (;
These look so addicting! I am sure I would not want to share.
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I love how little and light those onion rings look! That’s hard to perfect!
I have no idea how football works but just gimme all of the onion rings!!
right?!?! Same here! 🙂
Best looking onion rings I’ve ever seen!!! I could get interested in football over these sliders and rings!!
I love onion rings and I love football…GO BEARS!!!! These are definitely getting made during football season.
Ah man, whenever I see the word cajun my tastebuds start salivating like mad. It’s not that I can say I ever tried cajun food – I have actually never been outside Europe, and although I have tried recreating certain dishes at home, like jambalaya and gumbo, well, I’m certain my cajun tasting is far from the real thing!! – but my mind acts like it knows the thing, and misses it. Maybe I was cajun in another life…