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The 47th Superbowl is coming up on Sunday, and while you may be pumped to watch the 49ers and the Ravens duke it out for the NFL's top honor, some of us are just as (if not more) excited to chow down.
If you're looking to spice up your Superbowl spread, we've rounded up some delicious international snacks that will surprise your friends and keep you satisfied all game long.
Check out the recipes here:
SPAIN: Padron Peppers
Looking for something spicy to go along with your ice-cold beer? These Pimientons de Padron, or Padron peppers, are just the thing. Eaten as a traditional tapas bar snack in the Galicia region of Spain, they'll surprise you with their spice and are a cinch to prepare.
Elote is a far cry from your usual corn on the cob. Dressed up with all kinds of good stuff — namely, Cotija cheese and melted butter — this treat mimicks the messy fun of chicken wings, but with a little bit more flair.
ALSACE, FRANCE: Flammekueche
Flamme-what? Oh, you mean Flammekueche, the most decadent replacement to pizza you've ever eaten. Hailing from the tiny French region of Alsace, this crispy thin-crust pie features creme fraiche, bacon, and onions. Sounds like a touchdown to us.
Superbowl 47 is coming up this Sunday, and while you may be pumped to watch the 49ers and the Ravens face off in the NFL's biggest showdown, some of us are just as excited to chow down.
If you're looking to spice up your game day spread, not to worry: We've rounded up the best snacks from around the world that will keep you and your fellow football fanatics satisfied.
Click the links for recipes.
SPAIN: Padron Peppers
Looking for something spicy to go with that ice-cold beer? Pimentons de Padron, or Padron Peppers, are just the thing. These little guys are a traditional tapas treat in Spain's Galicia region, and are a cinch to make at home.
MEXICO: Elote (Mexican corn on the cob)
Elote is a far cry from your usual corn on the cob. Dressed up with all sorts of good stuff — namely, Cotija cheese and melted butter – this snack has all the messy fun of chicken weeks with a lot more international flair.
It's not Superbowl Sunday without at least one greasy treat, and samosas fit the bill perfectly. These fried, savory Indian pastries can be filled with whatever sort of stuffing strikes your fancy, and are great for dipping (and eating, oh, ten at a time.)
Flamme-what? Oh, just a flammekueche, the most decadent pizza substitute you've ever eaten. Originating from the tiny French region of Alsace, this crispy, thin-crust pie features creme fraiche, bacon, and onions. Sounds like a Superbowl touchdown to us.
SOUTH KOREA: Tteokbokki
This hearty rice cake stew is a popular street food in Seoul, and will blow your usual chili recipe out of the water. Made with red hot peppers and onions, it'll warm up a chilly afternoon in front of the TV. You can even go crazy and dip some tortilla chips in it — we won't judge.
German currywurst restaurants and specials are popping up across America, and with good reason. This Berlin street food of sausage and sauce is quick, easy, and hits the spot.
EL SALVADOR: Fried sweet plantains
This traditional South American street food is a great sweet-and-salty treat. Add to the savoriness with some melted cheese on top, or play to plantains' sweet side with some dark chocolate or caramel dipping sauce.
What are you cooking up this Superbowl Sunday? Let us know in the comments.
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