NCAA Basektball Tournament Party recipes

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Blossom Petals:


Medium onion

1½ cups flour
½  tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp sugar


Cut a medium onion in half, peel and place face down on counter

Cut onion into strips at about 1/2” across the onion

Batter: mix flour, cayenne, black and white pepper and sugar
Fill a small bowl with milk or buttermilk

Toss the onion strips in the flour, then the milk and then the flour again
Fry the petals in 1/2” of hot oil in a skillet, or bake in a 400 degree oven until crispy

Creamy Chili Sauce:

Combine 1 pint each mayonnaise and sour cream, ½ cup chili sauce and ½ tsp cayenne pepper. Optionally add ¼ C horseradish for extra kick.

Potato Skins:


6 Medium Baking Potatoes
Vegetable Oil
All Seasoning Mix
8 oz. Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1/8 cup Bacon Bits
2 cups Sour Cream


1.       Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2.       Scrub the potatoes clean, rub with vegetable oil and bake for approximately one hour
3.       Remove potatoes from oven, allow to cool slightly before handling
4.       Cut into halves
5.       Using a spoon carefully scoop the inside of the potatoes until ¼ inch of the potato shell remains
6.       Increase oven temperature to 450 degrees
7.       Sprinkle potatoes with All Seasoning mix, arrange in a baking dish and return to the oven baking on one side for 10 minutes
8.       Flip the skins over and bake for an additional 10 minutes
9.       Arrange the skins skin-side down and fill with cheddar cheese and bacon bits
10.   Return to the oven and Broil until cheese is bubbly -- approximately 2 minutes
11.   Serve hot with sour cream

Chicken Wings:

Gather all ingredients before beginning recipe.

 Always wash your hands and sanitize your work area and equipment before starting any recipe.


Colander, tongs, Fryer, large mixing bowl, cooking thermometer

Step 1

  • Remove wings and/or drummies from packaging, placing them in the colander
  • Rinse them in a sink and allow to air dry 5 to 10 minutes

Step 2

  • Preheat Fry Daddy or personal  fryer to 350 degrees F
  • Place wings into fry basket and fry until done.

*  Floating wings is a good sign they are close.

  • Wings are fully cooked once they reach 170 degrees F.  You test this by inserting a cooking thermometer into the thickest part of a drumstick.
  • Once done remove the fry basket and suspend over the fryer for several minutes to allow excess grease to drain.
  • Using clean tongs place cooked wings in a large mixing bowl.

Step 3

  • Add your favorite wing sauce to the bowl.
  • Using tongs mix the wings and sauce until coated.
  • Serve hot with your favorite dipping sauce and celery sticks.

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