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Super Bowl snacks: Williamsburg food pros share favorite party recipes

As football fans get ready for the Super Bowl, Williamsburg chefs and restaurants share some fan-favorite recipes for Super Bowl Parties. (Photo courtesy of Edward's Smokehouse)
As football fans get ready for the big game, Williamsburg chefs and restaurants share some fan-favorite recipes for Super Bowl parties. (Photo courtesy of Edwards Smokehouse)

From traditional wings to savory meats, Super Bowl parties in Williamsburg won’t leave anyone hungry. WYDaily asked some Williamsburg area chefs, restaurants and people who know food what they like to serve.

Wings and onion rings

Jessica Yager, head chef at The Corner Pocket in Newtown, has perfected super bowl foods from classic wings to onion rings so big you’d need a group to finish them.

The most famous wings sold at The Corner Pocket are dunked in their sweet and spicy sauce. These wings go great at any Super Bowl party, Yager said, because they’re an even combination of two different flavors.

To make the sauce, mix together Frank’s hot sauce, honey and Thai chili sauce to taste. Drizzle the spread over wings and enjoy. 

For a tower of onion rings, Yager suggests taking jumbo yellow onions, cutting them one inch thick and separating the slices. Dip the onions into a mix of Bud Light, flour, salt and pepper, and a light dusting of baking powder. Then cook the onion rings in the oven until golden brown.

All the meats

Keith Roberts from Edwards Virginia Smokehouse knows his meat.

“People in my family always know what they’re going to get when they come over — ham, bacon, or sausage,” he said.

Serving for a Super Bowl party requires planning, and Roberts said it always depends on what he is in the mood for and how many people are coming.

Sweet-potato biscuits are always popular when he cooks, as well as using sweet Hawaiian rolls with cheese on top. To add more flavor to the biscuits, he suggests providing fruit preserve or any type of spread.

“Honestly, anything wrapped in bacon is a huge hit,” Roberts said.

He suggested bacon-wrapped asparagus, which can be made in the oven, or scallops wrapped in bacon. These are very popular at parties and at the smokehouse, Roberts said.

Deviled country ham salad dip is also a good addition to any food spread, Roberts said. Making this involves slicing a country ham and creating a mixture with mayonnaise, mustard, cream cheese and parsley.

Keith Roberts recommends recipes with bacon and biscuits to get any Super Bowl party started. (Photo courtesy of Edward's Smokehouse)
Keith Roberts recommends recipes with bacon and biscuits to get any Super Bowl party started. (Photo courtesy of Edwards Smokehouse)

Sausage and skillet

Michelle Elliott from Paul’s Deli in Williamsburg also has a few go-to recipes she knows are quick, easy and delicious.

One party favorite is sausage-cheese dip, perfect for serving multiple people. To make the dip, you’ll need:

  • Two breakfast sausage links
  • Two packs of cream cheese
  • Salsa
  • Hot sauce
  • Tortilla and pita chips

Make sure the sausage is cut into small pieces, almost like ground beef. Using a skillet, on medium to high heat, cook the sausage until it browns.

Next, add the cream cheese and wait for it to melt. Then lower the heat and add the salsa and hot sauce.

Keep stirring until the dip is thick. Serve with pita or tortilla chips and your Super Bowl Sunday is ready to go.

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in WYDaily last year.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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