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Weekend Wine Pairing: MVP Super Bowl Snacks with…

Superbowl snacks coming at ya!

Restaurant-Style Potato Skins


Ingredients (credit: AllRecipes)

  • 6 potatoes
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 8 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/8 cup bacon bits
  • 1 (16 ounce) container sour cream

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.

Pierce potatoes with a fork. Microwave the potatoes on high until they are soft; approximately 10 to 12 minutes.

Cut the potatoes in half vertically. Scoop the inside out of the potatoes, until 1/4 inch of the potato shell remains.

Heat oil to 365 degrees F (180 degrees C) in a deep fryer or a deep saucepan. Place the potatoes in hot oil, fry for 5 minutes. Drain potatoes on paper towels.

Fill the potato shells with cheese and bacon bits. Arrange them in the prepared baking pan.

Bake for 7 minutes, or until the cheese is melted. Serve hot with sour cream.

Wine Pairing:
Pinot Gris
or Pinot Noir

Buffalo Chicken Dip


Ingredients (credit: AllRecipes)

  • 2 (10 ounce) cans chunk chicken, drained
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup Ranch dressing
  • 3/4 cup pepper sauce (such as Frank’s Red Hot®)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 bunch celery, cleaned and cut into 4 inch pieces
  • 1 (8 ounce) box chicken-flavored crackers

Directions

Heat chicken and hot sauce in a skillet over medium heat, until heated through. Stir in cream cheese and ranch dressing. Cook, stirring until well blended and warm. Mix in half of the shredded cheese, and transfer the mixture to a slow cooker. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top, cover, and cook on Low setting until hot and bubbly. Serve with celery sticks and crackers.

Wine Pairing:
Dry Riesling
or a jammy Zinfandel

Have a great weekend, and enjoy the Superbowl!

Cheers,

Hello Vino