When rooting for the Baltimore Ravens this Sunday during Super Bowl are you going to be eating something purple? In an earlier post, I shared Chef Nancy Longo’s recipe for purple deviled eggs. Chef Longo will tell you there is a tradition that goes with her Raven’s eggs. All the purple deviled eggs must be eaten before the game starts. Nancy is representing Baltimore at the Taste of the NFL in New Orleans. Knowing Nancy she has packed her San Francisco 49ers voodoo doll.
What foods are purple?
Figs, purple grapes, purple cauliflower, purple peppers, plums, blackberries and if you bake enough walnuts in a loaf of bread it will turn purple.
Idaho Potato has a purple variety check out Angry Asian’s Purple Peruvian Bonbons or how about Savory Simple’s Tri Colored Curried Potato Salad. Use the purple potatoes in your own potato salad recipe and throw in some black olives and that will scream you are a Baltimore Ravens fan. Another purple and black combo is stuffing purple peppers with black rice. Make a blackberry salsa for something different.
Does the food have to be purple to say “Baltimore?” The answer is no. Coddies are a Baltimore tradition and great finger food for the gang. Check out Mr. Charles Market or Suburban House…both make their own coddies.
Don’t miss the attached video of Top Chef Contestant Spike Mendelsohn fixing lake trout at a Raven’s tailgating party. Lake Trout is definitely a Bawlmer thing. Talking fish, doctor up your sushi rice with purple food coloring – I know it is a cheat but who can pass up sushi.
Let’s show that red team that purple can be delicious. Go Ravens.