It’s every sports lovers dream: You’ve got your living room all set up. You’ve invited your friends over. You’ve even figured out how to live stream Joshua vs. Parker online. Your night is all set.
There’s just one thing left: what are you going to eat when your buddies arrive? If you’ve ever panicked at the thought of preparing food for a get-together, check out these five essential finger foods for any sports party.
Or crisps, if you’re watching futbol. Chips are the universal finger food — they can be enjoyed right out of the pack, are one of the least expensive snack options, and come in a variety of flavors.
The best part? You can enjoy chips without getting your fingers dirty with sauces and dips. That said, if you do want to add an extra layer of flavor to your chips, the option is there too.
A bit more expensive than chips, pizza is another staple for any sports party. Whether it’s classic pepperoni or Hawaiian, Pizzas are the best way to fill your bellies without needing to deal with utensils and plates. Just pick up a slice and you’re all set!
And if you’re feeling adventurous, check out some of the most ridiculous pizzas that have graced living rooms in the past. But be warned: You might not feel as hungry after seeing some of them!
Along with chips and pizza, chicken wings complete a hat trick of essential sports party foods. Compared to drumsticks, wings have less bone, and have a better skin-meat ratio that gives them that succulent taste.
Unlike fries and pizza, you’ll be left with bones after enjoying wings. They are also best enjoyed with a sauce or dip. So while snacking on wings is a messier affair than chomping down on fries and pizza, few things can match the delight of perfectly fried white meat topped off with spicy buffalo sauce.
Sliders may not be the most popular finger foods around, yet they are surely the definition of bite-sized awesomeness. Often requiring more time to prepare than most other snacks, they’re very versatile and allow you to really use your creativity to come up with new flavors.
Pork belly with cucumber and carrot? Beef patties with caramelized onions? Pan-fried lobster and crab patties? The only limits to these flavor-packed bites are really the ones you impose on yourself!
Waffles require specialized equipment and skill to be made well, but the results can be spectacular when you get them right. If you’re bored of the same old fries and chips at your next sports party, consider trying waffles. They go down well with a variety of condiments, so you’re certain to have a grand time whether you choose to go with syrup, chocolate, blueberry sauce, or some good old PB&J!