Super Bowl parties are supposed to be fun with lots of easy to prepare foods and snacks that can be served buffet style. To make it easy on the host or hostess it is best to try to prepare as many of your party goodies ahead of time and and cook or bake everything before your guests arrive so you too can enjoy the big game. Here are a couple of my favorites that work well with minimal effort and easy preparation.
For a taste change and easy preparation I love this honey glazed pork loin for my buffet. The pork loin is true to it’s description — smoked pork tenderloin that is lean and succulent. Because its already cooked and spiral sliced it’s the easiest part of my Super Bowl buffet. Next to a make ahead casserole of wonderful Swiss potatoes you now have a dynamite duo that’s quick and easy and will be scoffed down by your guests. Just add a variety of chips, dips and a veggie or cheese platter and fresh fruit.
Here’s my recipe for Swiss Potatoes:
Swiss Potatoes Recipe
8-9 medium potatoes, peeled
1 small to medium onion
4 eggs, beaten
2 cups whole milk
6 tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon salt (pepper to taste optional)
8 ounces Swiss Cheese, grated
Paprika and Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a large casserole or oblong pyrex dish (9″ x 13″ or larger) by greasing it or spraying with Pam and set aside. This makes a big casserole.
Grate potatoes and onion using your food processor grating attachment which is very fast. You can also use a hand grater but it takes longer. Once grated, press down on this mixture with a large spoon to release excess moisture from the potatoes. Drain as much of this liquid as possible before mixing with the milk mixture.
In a large bowl mix the eggs, milk, melted butter, salt and Swiss cheese. Pour over the potatoes and onions and mix well. Pour this mixture into the prepared casserole or Pyrex dish. Sprinkle lightly with paprika and Parmesan cheese. Bake for one hour or longer if needed until it is set in the center and the top is browned. To serve — slice into serving size squares and leave them right in the dish for guests to help themselves. ENJOY!
Note: Swiss Potatoes can be made a day ahead, baked and then reheated the day of the party.