EAT! 5 Days of Kick Ass Super Bowl Appetizer Recipes, Holla!

30 Jan

Whether you’re in it for the sport, for the half-time show, the commercials, or the food and aah.ah.ah. alcohol, Super Bowl Sunday embodies something, for every American to enjoy.

Super Bowl Sunday also is the first time in the new year when your resolution to lead a more healthy lifestyle will be challenged as you are surrounded by chips, dip, and  cheesy ery-thang. It’s in your best interest to count February 5th as a rest/free day on your diet calendar.

Let the menu planning begin!

This week Food & The City will deliver appetizer recipes every day! We’ve searched high and low for the most interesting, and delicious appetizer recipes that are sure to enhance all of your grunting, high-fiving, and chest bumping Super Bowl Sunday action!

This first recipe is the epitome of chessy-salty as it marries two snack classics, pretzels and cheese, then they play in God’s gift to cooking,  vegetable oil…. I present to you…

Pretzel Crusted Fried Cheese With Dipping Sauce


  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan or asiago cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups plus 2 teaspoons Gold Medal unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 8 ounces thin pretzel sticks
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 4 large eggs
  • 5 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
  • vegetable oil, for frying
  • SAUCE:
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar

Then Do This:

Pulse the mozzarella, Parmesan and cheddar cheeses and 2 teaspoons flour in a food processor until smooth. Roll tablespoons of the cheese mixture into 12 smooth balls. Transfer to a plate and freeze until firm, about 15 minutes.Wipe out the food processor and add pretzels, pulsing until mostly finely ground (a few chunks are OK). Transfer to a shallow dish and set aside. Mix the remaining flour with ground pepper in another shallow dish and set aside. Whisk together eggs and mustard in a third dish and set aside.
Remove cheese balls from freezer and dip one at a time into the egg mixture, then in the flour, then in egg mixture again, then roll in ground pretzels until fully coated. Repeat with all cheese balls and transfer to a plate. Refrigerate 20 minutes to set.
Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat 1 inch vegetable oil in a large, sturdy saucepan or skillet until a deep-fry thermometer reads 360 degrees F. Place a cooling rack in a rimmed baking sheet and set aside.

Using a slotted spoon, lower cheese balls, about 3-4 at a time, into the hot oil and fry until golden, about 30 to 45 seconds. Remove from oil with slotted spoon and place on cooling rack. Repeat with remaining cheese balls and place cooling rack with baking sheet in oven, baking cheese balls for about 5 minutes.

To make the sauce:
Whisk together sour cream, brown mustard, horseradish and sugar. Serve immediately with warm fried cheese bites.
-More details about this recipe can be found on
Ronique Nicole

2 Responses to “EAT! 5 Days of Kick Ass Super Bowl Appetizer Recipes, Holla!”

  1. tasha in the kitchen January 30, 2012 at 7:36 pm #

    These looks incredible!

  2. CanadaCheeseMan January 31, 2012 at 3:05 am #

    I’d refer to these as Patriot Pretzel Cheese Treats!
    Go Patriots!

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