Welcome to Tailgating and Game Day Week 1, Chicken Fried White BBQ Sandwiches

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Today starts another series of football fun kinda like I did a couple of years ago where many of you jumped in and shared recipes. Of course, with time things change, so this year you can link in your recipes to share all the foods, snacks and drinks we like on game day. Find recipes from fellow football fans that know how to do some serious tailgating and serve up the best football party grub.

Plus, you might just score a game win. The more recipes you enter and the more comments you make on certain sites can better your chances for the Grand Prize. The strategy is simple; just spread the word of each Tailgating and Game Week on featured sites and follow through on other insider tips ... the playbook to earn extra points is revealed below the links.

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Here is a version of a cold chicken sandwich we just love in Alabama. Now the easiest way to enjoy this is to mix up the incredible sauce, an easy rendition of what some folks call North Alabama BBQ Sauce, grab up a box of chicken tenders and a bag of dinner rolls before heading out to the ballgame. Dip the strips in the sauce and make yourself a sammie. But iffin' you want the real deal, ya gotta follow through on the right technique - finger lickin' fried chicken. And I'm not talking store-bought, not here.

Before Mobile's own college football team, the undefeated Jaguars of University of South Alabama, take to the field, local folks know how to do some serious tailgating. Why, I would say that is why many attend, to eat, drink, socialize and then watch a good football game. Here is what I will be serving, all prepared before hand and iced down in a cooler, perfect for a warm evening game.

This chicken recipe is based on a batter I use for frying chicken, one we call Devil's Chicken, 'cause it carries a little heat but it goes so nicely with the cool white sauce. Start the marinating about 8 to 10 hours before cooking. Enjoy!

Chicken Fried White BBQ Sandwiches
makes about 6 full size subs or a dozen ones like I'm serving

Thinly sliced chicken breast cutlets, about 3 pounds, pounded
Vegetable oil
Alabama BBQ Sauce, below
Pistolettes,  hoagies, or finger rolls
Lettuce leaves, tomato slices, red onion rings
chicken in marinade

2 cups buttermilk
2 tablespoons Creole Mustard
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoons dry mustard powder
1 teaspoons cayenne
1 teaspoons black pepper

2 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon dry mustard powder
2 teaspoons cayenne
1 teaspoon black pepper

In a resealable plastic bag, mix the marinade ingredients together and place in the cutlets one at a time coating each well. Seal removing much of the air and refrigerate for 6 to 8 hours. Turn the bag often.

Mix the coating ingredients together and place half in a large sided pan, I use a large jelly roll pan. Place the cutlets leaving as much buttermilk marinade on as possible and lay on the coating. Sprinkle with the remaining coating and Let set for an hour to absorb as much coating as possible.

Heat about 1 1/2 inch of oil in a heavy skillet to 350 degrees F. Add two or three cutlets at a time, do not overcrowd, and cook 3 to 4 minutes. Turn cutlet over and cook about 3 minutes until crust is nice and brown. Remove to paper lined pan to drain. Continue cooking cutlets.

Let chicken reach room temperature and refrigerate. I like to assemble sandwiches using lettuce, onion if desired in between buns of choice adding the tomatoes and BBQ sauce to the sandwiches right before serving.

Alabama White BBQ Sauce
Quick, easy ~ A great barbecue sauce that is just delicious with barbecued and grilled chicken

1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon Worcestershire
1 teaspoon horseradish
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon salt

Mix all together, place is a squeezable bottle if portable, chill and store in the refrigerator. Serve on sandwiches, with barbecue and grilled foods.

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Join in and share your favorite recipes for all your game day foods whether you're tailgating near a stadium or in the comfort of your home. Every Saturday I will share one of mine and hope you tag along with me during the next week until game day. Just link in at the bottom of each week’s Tailgating and Game Week post. Visit back during the same game week and cast your VOTE for your favorite recipe. You can vote on 10 different recipes during this first week, but more than one vote from the same URL per recipe will be rejected. After all 10 votes, you can see the results. Next week, voting parameters may change.

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  1. OK my friend, we are IN!!! submitted a few and will make you a weekly habit... Good luck!

  2. Hi Drick! What a fun way to share recipes. The first photo of my apple cake wouldn't work so I used a photo of my favorite 49er casserole/cake carrier, just had to get that in there;-) Although, looks like it's going to be a challenging season;-(

  3. Wow what a great prize love spices of all kinds! This is a hoot of fun here! Count me in!

  4. WOW, this takes a simple sandwich to a whole new level.Looks awesome!

  5. That sandwich looks delicious.

    I must say that living in Ontario (Canada) I hadn't seen a real tailgate party until about seven years ago in New Jersey. I was amazed at the efforts to provide these great meals - people arrived early in the morning to set up.

    A few years ago, a tailgate party was attempted near our sports stadiums in downtown Toronto and I'm not sure that it went as planned. Cars were banned from the area and I imagine you were forced to buy food from vendors, so I'm quite positive they missed the "tailgate" part.


  6. This bbq sauce is incredible...gorgeous sandwich! All of the entry's look great!


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