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Football season is in full swing, and my boyfriend and I plan to host an NFL watch party this Sunday, specifically for the Patriots-Jets game. I, of course, am most concerned about having enough for everyone to eat and drink, which means I’ve been scouring Pinterest over the past couple days to stock up on potential football-watching foods to make for our guests.

I’ve compiled a round-up of finger foods to share with you, and—as always—would love to hear from you! What are your favorite snacks to serve while watching sports? Any recommendations would be much appreciated.

Here are a few recipes I’ve found:

charred-onion-dipI also found a recipe from executive chef Kevin Johnson, owner of The Grocery in Charleston, SC, for charred onion dip, which was featured in the September 2012 issue of Southwest Airline’s inflight magazine, Spirit. Looks pretty delicious and is definitely something I want to try. Here’s the recipe…

You need:

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pound onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 sprigs thyme, picked and minced
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup Duke’s mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • salt and pepper

To make:

  • Warm butter in a large skillet, then add the onions and thyme.
  • Slowly caramelize the onions over low heat until they turn a deep, dark brown.
  • Add 1/4 cup water and scrape the bottom of the pan, then let cool.
  • Puree the above contents in a blender with buttermilk.
  • Add the sour cream, mayonnaise and vinegar, and blend until smooth.
  • Adjust acidity with more vinegar and season with salt and pepper.
  • The dip should be refrigerated for a few hours or overnight to allow the flavors to blend.

I’ll keep you all posted about how it goes this weekend. I’m hoping to try to make a few of these recipes and will let you know how they turn out!