Game time snacks just got more exciting thanks to our favorite celebrity chefs. Paula Deen, Rocco Dispirito and George Duran are opening up their playbook and sharing unique, fun, delicious and easy to prepare recipes.
4 large Vidalia onions, cut into ½- inch- thick slices
2 cups skim milk
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups whole wheat panko breadcrumbs
4 large egg whites
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Nonstick cooking spray
¾ cup Rocco's Magnificent Mayonnaise (page 200 in his book) or reduced fat mayonnaise such as Hellmann's Low- Fat Mayonnaise Dressing.
1 tablespoon liquid smoke, such as Stubb's Tabasco sauce
Separate the onions into individual rings. Use only the larger rings for this recipe; reserve the smaller rings for another use. You should have 20 rings total. Lay the rings in a single layer in a large rectangular baking dish. Pour the milk over the rings and allow them to soak for about 20 minutes, turning them once so that all surfaces of the onion rings have been exposed to the milk.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Place a wire baking rack on each of two foil lined baking sheets, and set them aside.
Put the flour in a shallow dish. Put the panko in a small dish. In a large bowl, whip the egg whites with a whisk until they are extremely foamy but not quite holding peaks. Working in batches, remove the onion rings from the milk and dredge them in the flour, shaking off any excess. Add the rings to the egg whites and toss to coat completely. Add the rings, a few pieces at a time, to the panko and coat completely. Spread the onion rings out on the wire racks. Season the rings generously with salt and pepper, and spray them lightly with cooking spray. Bake until the panko is golden brown and crispy and the onions are tender, about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise and the liquid smoke. Season to taste with Tabasco. Serve the onion rings with the mayonnaise for dipping.
Chef George Duran, host of TLC's Ultimate Cake Off is a pro at whipping up sweet treats, but today he shared his favorite game time recipe called Pepperoni Pizza Quesadillas. Here is his tasty, yet simple recipe.
Pepperoni Pizza Quesadillas
by George Duran
4 12-inch ﬂour tortillas
Pam non-stick spray
2 Cups shredded mozzarella
2 Cups shredded yellow cheddar
1 14.5 oz can of Hunt's Petite Diced Tomatoes, drained
8 oz. Sliced pepperoni
4 tsp. Dried oregano
4 green scallions, chopped
Sour cream and crushed red pepper, optional
Pre-heat a non-stick pan or skillet on medium heat. Spray non-stick spray on one side of a tortilla and add to the pan. Heat for about a minute and ﬂip with a spatula. Evenly add 1/2 cup of each cheese throughout the quesadilla. Add a quarter of the pepperoni slices and tomatoes on one half of the quesadilla. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon oregano and one green scallion. Use a spatula to carefully fold the quesadilla in half. Cook on each side for about 2-3 minutes until cheese is melted. Cut into wedges and serve with sour cream and crushed red pepper, if desired.