When it’s time for the Super Bowl, you can be sure of one thing, you are going to need a lot of food to go around. As long as there’s space left around the big screen, you can bet on another person or two showing up at your door.
This is why I love using Fillo Dough from Athens Foods as a big part of my Super Bowl feast. They go a long way in terms of serving up a satisfying and plentiful game day snack. In fact, Athens Foods has a lot of new ideas for your game day party on their website at www.Athensfoods.com/game-day-bites.
My Hamburger Hand Pies call for a few simple ingredients including one box of Athens Fillo Dough. You get a whopping 40 hand pies out of the recipe! These pies are plump and delicious, but small enough to serve as an appetizer. You can even cut them in half to make little bite-sized pieces if that better suits your crowd.
I find that party guests are always happy when there’s a warm, filling, option on which to nosh, rather than a bunch of chips and boring veggie trays. It’s also nice to have something a little unexpected.
I made a simple dipping sauce for these using sour cream and spicy mustard. The cool sour cream compliments the warm, meaty pies perfectly. You could try stirring in some hot sauce instead of the mustard. Even barbeque sauce would work great.
These look just as good on the inside as they do on the outside.
I would like to tell you that I didn’t inhale this very bite when I was done snapping the picture, but that would be a bold faced lie. I think I had two of these for breakfast, another couple for lunch, and well….there’s no need to elaborate on that.
Now, if you are worried about how to fold these neat little triangles, please fear not. They are easier than you think and you pretty much can’t mess them up. I explain how to do it in the printable below. Also, if you need a great visual, Athens has a how-to posted on their website and you can link to it right here.
I’ve mentioned before on the blog that working with Athens Fillo Dough is not difficult. I know it seems a bit delicate, but it’s actually quite forgiving. For example, if you tear the sheets while folding your hand pies, it doesn’t matter much because they are folded over several times, and this will cover any small tears you may have made when handling the dough. The whole idea about phyllo dough is that it’s crumbly and flaky. There’s no need for perfection here.
The only thing I’d caution you about is that these hearty little pies will be talked about and you might find that you have an unprecedented number of guests next year. Consider yourself forewarned!