Last weekend was the first Saturday home game for the Hokies, and, as we are big into the tailgate scene, I knew we needed something to eat. If you leave it to Jon (don’t get me wrong, he CAN cook and mans a grill like nobody’s business) – you’ll end up eating meat and meat alone for 4-16 hours straight.
Okay, chips, too, but mostly meat.
Me? I like a few veggies mixed in. And bread, or dessert – something to break up the meat madness a bit.
So, because it was an early game, I went the brunchy route. Popovers? Great for brunch. Great for snacking, too, if they’re the little ones, made in a mini muffin pan. Bite sized and breakfast appropriate, but a little kick from the jalapeno jelly lets you know this is a tailgate worthy eat.
Oh, and don’t forget the brie. That ooey gooiness is perfect paired with the sweet heat and the subtle garlic and onion seasonings mixed in to the puff. Even Seven indulged, because he’s a Popover Prince, and I’ve taught him well. Of course, he also ate his weight in barbeque chips, so there is that side of him as well.
Give them a try for your next tailgate or party – ours were gone before we ever got the Big Game Meat out of the cooler.
That’s got to be an endorsement, right? Right. And no booster paid me to say that, either.
Jalapeno Jelly and Brie Mini Popovers
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
1 cup milk
pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1 cup all purpose flour
24 small wedges of brie (roughly 6 ounces, total)
Preheat oven to 375. Spray a mini-muffin pan with non-stick spray; set aside.
Beat milk and eggs. Add salt, garlic, onion powder and flour; whisk to combine thoroughly.
Pour batter evenly into each of the 24 muffin cups (nearly full), then place in preheated oven. Bake for 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes, remove popovers from oven and shove a wedge of brie into each. Return to oven for 5 minutes, or until brie is melted. Remove from oven, top with desired amount of jalapeno jelly. Serve and enjoy!
If preparing these to take to a tailgate, it is best to keep them in the muffin tin. That way, you can place them, tin and all, on the grill once you get there and have them warm and gooey for you and your guests! Just be sure to refrigerate them until ready to use; a cooler bag will do just fine.
Hope you enjoy!
Now – who here is a huge college football fan? What team do you root for? What do you make for tailgating? I want your ideas! Link them here? I’d love that!