Footy food for state of origin 1

Every state of origin match like a grand final needs footy food. In fact state of origin is more important than a grand final or an international test match so the food needs to be super tasty and super simple.

I started the day with a small simple breakfast with a big dinner in mind.

Fried egg and parmesan
Fried egg and parmesan

For lunch I made a smoked salmon, Coon cheese, cream cheese and lettuce toasted sandwich with jalapeño avocado spread.

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So for dinner I started with meat chips. These are slices of salami cooked in a hot oven and allowed to cool to a crunchy chip. I served these with cream cheese with chives and spring onion. That makes up this evening’s vegetables 

Meat chips with cream cheese. My vegetables tonight are the chives and spring onion in the cream cheese.
Meat chips with cream cheese. My vegetables tonight are the chives and spring onion in the cream cheese.

For my main meal I bought 500 grams of chicken wings. I specified the forearm equivalent, i.e., the radius and ulna and not the humerus. I reckon this has the most tender meat and when it’s cooked well it falls from the bones easily. I coated the chicken with oil and panko crumbs and added some chicken salt, golden syrup and chili flakes. I put them into an oven at 150 °C for 45 minutes.

Chicken wings ready for the oven with panko crumbs, golden syrup
Chicken wings ready for the oven with panko crumbs, golden syrup
Chicken wings ready for the oven with panko crumbs, golden syrup, chicken salt and chili flakes
Chicken wings ready for the oven with panko crumbs, golden syrup, chicken salt and chili flakes
Panko chicken wings with chili flakes and chicken salt
Panko chicken wings with chili flakes and chicken salt

So this is the footy food I had tonight for game 1 of the 2015 state of origin series.

I ended up finishing it before the game started. Kick off is meant to be at 8 pm but channel 9 never seems to get it right. The pre-game mucking around with singing songs no one understands and then listening to someone butcher our national anthem pushed the kick off to about 8.20 pm. I still reckon a sure winner for the national anthem is a school choir. What a thrill would it be for them to sing the national anthem for the greatest sporting event that happens three times a year for the greatest game of all.

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I kept sane by listening to the game on the ABC Radio app rather than listen to the Channel 9 broadcast. There was about a 30 second delay on the telecast but it meant I didn’t have to listen to Phil Gould and Andrew Johns.

In the end Queensland defeated New South Wales 11:10. It was a tough tight game. Bring on game 2.

What footy food will you have for game 2?

 

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5 Responses

  1. I can’t go past the good old hot dog (sauerkraut, kransky, English mustard, tomato sauce, melted cheese) for State of Origin and Grand Finals.

    +1 for turning down the TV and tuning in to ABC Grandstand but I really miss listening to HG and Roy on Triple J.

    Go Qld for SoO II !!!

    1. I agree, Roy and HG were the best, much better than Ray Warren and Phil Gould.
      I’m hoping for a clean sweep in 2015 😀

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