Ford Field Fire Eggs – (aka Pickled Eggs)
From Jeff a Detriot Lions Tailgater
3 Dozen Hard Boiled Eggs
1 Large Onion
1 Large Bottle (12 oz.) Hot Sauce (Franks, Louisiana, etc)
1 Small Bottle (5 oz.) Tabasco
Various Hot Peppers – Sliced *
Boil and peel eggs. While eggs are boiling, pour Tabasco and Hot sauce into container large enough to hold eggs, onion and peppers. Cut onion and hot peppers into slices. Add eggs, and cover with vinegar. Let eggs soak a minimum of 1 week for best results. The longer they soak the hotter they get.
* – I use fresh habanero, jalapeño, cayenne, and chili peppers. But can use any combination of fresh or from a jar. These are what make the eggs hot or not, so it is personal preference.
I usually make 2 batches throughout the football season, one at the beginning and one when they run out. I have had them soaking for a whole season before, but the egg loses its texture over time.
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BOB’S SACK’UM DOGS
From Bob M. a Jacksonville Jaguar Tailgater
2 packages all beef hot dogs (your choice of brand)
4 Baking potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch dice
3 Green Peppers, sliced into 1/4 strips
2 Sweet Onions, sliced into 1/4 inch thick rounds
8 Italian hoagie rolls
oil for frying
Salt and Pepper to taste
Grainy Mustard, optional
Heat oil in a pot or fryer to 350 degrees. Cook potatoes until golden brown about 10-12 minutes. Drain onto paper towels and set aside. Fry peppers and onions for about 2-3 minutes, drain onto paper towels and set aside. Slice each hot dog down the middle without cutting all the way thru. Fry hot dogs for about 2 minutes. Put hot dog on hoagie roll and top with potatoes, onions and peppers.
Serves 8. Enjoy!!
These should be good all by themselves but you can add a spicy mustard if you desire and of course some cold, cold beer to wash’em down
THE COMMISSIONER’S TOP TEN MUST HAVES AT A TAILGATE
Jumper cables After a great tailgate party, some would love to stay in the parking lot forever…but everyone might not share that thought.
Toilet paper The MVP (most valuable product) of the parking lot. Don’t get caught with your pants down in a Port-A-Potty with no TP.
Plastic trash bags for clean up. A dedicated tailgater always respects their surroundings and leaves it clean.
Extra ice There is no excuse to ever run out of ice. Just bring a full extra ice chest and enjoy.
Rain gear When everybody else is in their car or truck, you’ll be cookin’!
First aid kit Just in case that football hits you in the head.
Sun block Even if you burn the food, there is no reason for you to burn.
A friend Change the life of a loved one. Bring them to their first tailgate party.
Comfortable shoes Sometimes we forget how much we visit and with the right shoes you can walk to your stomach’s content.
Antacid With all the foods consumed at the tailgate, we need some help. Remember defense wins championships.