By Kevin Williams
The Amish generally know how to throw a party. Tomorrow as over 100 million people prepare to watch the Super Bowl, it is pretty safe to say that the vast majority of Amish won't be watching. It's not that the Amish don't like sports, It's more the little problem that most don't have televisions. And the reality is that baseball is more embraced by the pacifist Amish than the more rough and tumble football. Still, though, as I noted, the Amish know how to throw a party (think weddings, barn-raisings, and frolics), so I've pulled several awesome "Amish party recipes" and put them here so maybe you can include them in your Super Bowl celebrations tomorrow (c'mon, even if you could care less about football, you like the commercials and the half time show!).
AMISH ONION DIP - This recipe comes from the Swiss Amish community of Berne, Indiana.
- ½ cup of mayonnaise
- ½ cup of sour cream
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 3 tablespoons of onion,grated
- pinch of salt to taste
- Mix all of the above ingredients well and chill.
- Serve with crackers.
AMISH CHICKEN WINGS: You know, in my experience most Amish just have chicken pieces from their home-butchered chickens. They aren't likely to buy a bag of frozen wings from the store. That said, most Amish cooks have their own marinade and this recipe likely is an Amish one, sounds amazing, click here for the recipe.
DELUXE PARTY MIX: "Party mixes"are very popular among the Amish. They'll buy brand-name cereals from bulk food stores and have fun with it. The secret is in the seasoning. This recipe is from one of my favorite Amish cookbooks, The Amish Potpourri.
- 1 box Cheerios
- 1 box Corn Bran
- 1 box Honeycomb cereal
- 1 box Corn Chex
- 1 box Trix
- 1 package pretzel sticks
- 1 package of Bugles
- 1 can potato sticks
- Mix cereal and snacks in a large bowl.
- Set aside.
- Blend together.:
- 4 cups salad oil
- 2 tablespoons onion salt
- 2 tablespoons garlic salt
- 2 tablespoons seasoning salt
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- Pour over dry ingredients and mix well.
- Place on cookie sheets and bake for 2 hours at 200 degrees.
- Stir every 30 minutes to prevent scorching.
- When cool stir in some M&Ms.
HOMEMADE PRETZELS: Wow, these are not that difficult to make and you put them the oven, make some of your favorite dip and these are just super..er, Super Bowl. Click here for the recipe.
BEVERLY LEWIS'S PARTY PUNCH - Ditch the soda and make this recipe from the queen of Amish fiction, click here.