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Old 03-25-2005, 08:52 PM   #1
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Poker Food?

I need some ideas for Poker food.


My husband started having a monthly poker game here, and for the first game, I just made a quickie mix (you know, chex, pretzels, m&m's, popcorn) since it was last moment.
Anyway, for next week's game, I'd like to have something good for the guys to eat. It must be finger food (who uses forks at poker?) and can't have any greasiness to it (yucky cards!)

Help!
(buckytom, surely you'll have something up your sleeve!)

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Old 03-25-2005, 09:22 PM   #2
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As a fan of both the game and finger foods in general:

Sandwiches are the classic gaming food. I mean they where created to be held in one hand while you held your cards in the other. My current favorite is to do slices of breaded buffalo chicken breast with some blue cheese chunks, lotsa salad in the sandwich and toasted bread. Bacon optional.

Another good idea is an "ultimate" bean dip which is only as greasy as the tostadas you use (and you should be fine if you use baked tortilla chips). Mix black beans and pintos (I use a 13oz can of each) into a large pan and give them a nice frying without mashing. Basically both kinds of beans will be very visible. Add about 4 oz of shredded cheese (sargentos mexican blend is good but avoid the "taco" blend, couldent be worse), about a cup of "La costena" hot salsa or else any spicier salsa you can find. Once thickened a little add a thinnish layer of sour cream, another layer of salsa and the rest (about another 4 oz) of shredded cheese. It's a very "american" bean dip but it's sooooo goooooood.
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Old 03-25-2005, 09:43 PM   #3
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jkath, here is a recipe that I posted under appetizers.


http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...8712#post98712
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Old 03-25-2005, 09:46 PM   #4
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ok, well, it's very sweet of you jkath to try to make your hubby's game more enjoyable, but serious card players do nothing else besides drink, smoke, and lie when playing cards. food is a nice addition, but it is usually consumed in the beginning, while waiting for all of the players to arrive (and to fill the gut to hold off the effects of alcohol. nothing like a drunk pigeon to loot), and during breaks in the game.
a favorite standard at games is sausage and peppers/onions on portugese rolls, or meatball heroes. always have extra sauce on the side, and plenty of napkins. you are quite right about the cards getting gooey.
if you want something different, try a thai food night. beef and chicken satee', steamed thai dumplings and spring rolls, and singha beer.
or you could go all american, and make mini burgers, stuffed with blue or cheddar cheeses, topped with sauteed onions and ketchup on dinner rolls, and pigs in the blanket, served with bud or coors.
good irish gaming fare would be slices of cheddar cheese on stone ground wheat crackers, with chopped raw onions and spicy brown mustard (gulden's, or coleman's). also, irish smoked salmon, on crackers, with a spreadable cheese like boursin or a soft port cheddar, and the raw onions. serve with guiness, harp, and magners cider.
i'll try to think of more later jkath...
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Old 03-25-2005, 10:54 PM   #5
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Veggie trays work well you also might want to check with MJ Pizza is always a great choice. Whatever you do keep it confined to two room= rest room and TV/poker room. Easier to keep clean this way!
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Old 03-26-2005, 10:24 AM   #6
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you are all wonderful!!! Thank you!
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Old 03-26-2005, 10:34 AM   #7
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Let them eat chips!

Sorry y'all, just had to do it.
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Old 03-26-2005, 11:53 AM   #8
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lol, marie auntdot-inette...
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you could send them out to the shed then who cares if it is clean LOL.
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Old 03-26-2005, 05:52 PM   #10
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jkath, serve something on a stick - satay, corn dog, kabobs..
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