Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the leaves changing, the smell of fires in the air and the cool temperatures. Every now and then, I will even watch a football game (go Pats!), but what I really love and it’s mostly the idea of, is a tailgate party. How fun is that? A group of people at the back-end of a car with good food, drinks and lots of laughs.
I need to digress here. (Don’t worry, the two tales will eventually come together.) There is a restaurant in upstate NY called The Boatyard. A favorite of my dad’s and my brother’s, so we would go there at least once every time I was up there. They are known for several dishes, but one of my personal favorites (and that of my entire family’s) are the Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls. Yes, I did ask for the recipe, but no…they apparently didn’t want to share. It was okay, I thought I could figure this out on my own.
This is where the two stories come together. It was Sunday afternoon and we were watching a football game. I decided that we were going to have a tailgate party…in our home. It was just a casual day to make fun finger foods and along with the hot wings I was making, I decided I was going to figure out what these egg rolls were all about.
It did take several tries (so the first tailgating, although good, wasn’t exceptional), but I think once you make this you will find that this is well worth the time and trouble and calories. People are correct when they say that anything fried is good. I don’t eat fried food…but I definitely would eat these on occasion. The nice thing about these are that you can make them ahead of time and freeze them. So try these on your next tailgating party, or cocktail party, or just a party of two. You will want these again and again….they are that good. They are spicy, crunchy and tasty. All the things your taste buds will need from a tailgating party.
Go Pats, happy tailgating and a very happy Fall season to all of you!