Chef Aaron May knows a thing or two about cooking for a football watch party. In addition to cooking at tailgaters of all sizes, the founder and Executive Chef of Over Easy once prepared food for 2,500 people at an official Super Bowl players pre-game tailgater.
May says whether you are feeding family or professional athletes, everyone appreciates a bountiful selection of food.
“Something about tailgating, and brunch in general, unleashes a desire for variety in food choices.” – Chef Aaron May
A burrito bar is a simple way to create an impressive buffet with options for everyone. With burritos, it’s easy to have lots of different salsas, cheeses and types of tortillas. The more you have, the better it will set up!
May says start with flavors and textures. Have a mix of proteins, starches and veggies. Add contrast with raw and cooked veggies. Acids, like citrus, and marinades let complimentary flavors balance out.
Traditional Breakfast Burrito: The Over Easy Breakfast Burrito is a favorite go-to, rolling eggs, bacon or sausage, hash browns and pico de gallo and cheese into an easy-to-eat flour tortilla.
May’s pro tip for keeping eggs fresh is to whip some sour cream into soft scrambled eggs when they come off the heat. It adds a nice flavor and keeps them from oxidizing and developing that sulfur taste.
For other burrito variations try a Green Chile Pork Breakfast Burrito or a Roasted Veggie Burrito. The key, says May, is to prep everything ahead of time: green chile pork can stay warm in a crock pot, crispy bacon can sit out and be delicious while you’re making eggs. Finish off the buffet with some fresh lime wedges, picked cilantro, smashed avocado and a tray of all different hot sauces. It will be the first touchdown of the day.
If preparing your own Burrito Bar isn’t in your game plan, Over Easy Catering can help.
Visit our Catering page for menu ideas and a link to contact your local Over Easy for a quote.
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