Friday, February 22, 2013

Celebrate March Madness with French's!

Crowd-Pleasing Recipes for Game Day Start with America’s Favorites
March Madness means weeks of dedicated viewing time as fans watch with anticipation leading up to the Final Four. Big game excitement also means big appetites and an exciting menu can keep your guests as satisfied with the food as they are with the game. So if you’re looking for exciting eats, French’s® Foods has some great recipe ides featuring two of America’s favorites: French’s Mustard and French’s French Fried Onions.
A great make-ahead platter of French’s Crunchy Onion Chicken Fingers can quiet even the rowdiest of crowds. Featuring French’s French Fried Onions, America’s #1 brand, that have been crushed to create a crispy, crunchy coating, this recipe takes only 10 minutes of prep time and is ready to serve in less than thirty minutes. It’s so easy too, just Crush, Coat & Bake. Serve it up with some French’s Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce and both kids and adults will be begging for more. French’s Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce also tastes great with pretzel sticks, veggies and even Chinese dumplings.
French’s, America’s favorite mustard, comes in six delicious varieties:  Classic Yellow, Spicy Brown, Honey, Honey Dijon, Horseradish and Dijon with Chardonnay Wine. With all these flavor options, there’s something for every fan, no matter who they’re rooting for. French’s Mustard is 100% natural and has been for over 100 years. It’s made from stone ground mustard seeds and in addition to adding great tasting flavor to game day sandwiches and hot dogs, French’s Mustard is also the secret to adding delicious flavor to a variety of recipes. Try these great game day ideas made with French’s Mustard and French’s French Fried Onions and for additional everyday recipes, visit

Party Size Crunchy Onion Chicken

6 oz. can (3 cups) FRENCH'S® Original or Cheddar French Fried Onions
1/4 cup flour
2 lbs. chicken tenders
2 eggs, beaten
FRENCH'S® Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce 

CRUSH French Fried Onions with flour in plastic bag.
DIP chicken tenders into egg; coat in onion crumbs.
BAKE 15 min. at 400°F until chicken is cooked.
SERVE with French's Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce and Spicy Buffalo Ranch Dip.
(Printable Version of this Recipe)

Make ahead Tip: Prepare chicken tenders through step 2. Place on baking sheet and cover with foil. Refrigerate several hours or overnight. Bake, uncovered, just before serving. At the game, place baked chicken tenders in disposable foil pan and heat on the grill.

Spicy Buffalo Ranch Dip: Mix 16 oz. sour cream, 1/2 cup FRANK'S® REDHOT® Sauce and 1 oz. pkg. Ranch dip mix. Stir. Makes 2 cups.

Savory Hummus Dip
1 (15 oz.) can reduced sodium chick peas, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup light sour cream
1/4 cup chutney or apricot jam, chopped
1/4 cup FRENCH'S® Classic Yellow® Mustard
2 tsp. curry powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup chopped cilantro (optional)

BLEND beans, sour cream, jam, mustard, curry powder and salt in food processor until smooth.
STIR in cilantro. Spoon into serving bowl.
SERVE with crackers or cut-up vegetables.
(Printable Version of Savory Hummus Dip)

Edamame-Avocado Dip

1 1/2 cups frozen shelled edamame or frozen peas
1 medium Haas avocado, peeled and pitte
1/3 cup light sour cream
3 tbsp. FRENCH'S® Spicy Brown Mustard
2 medium green onions, choppe
3 tbsp. lime juice
2 tbsp. prepared salsa
1 tsp. minced garlic
1/4 tsp. salt
COOK edamame according to package directions; drain and cool. Transfer to food processor.
CHOP edamame in processor. Add avocado, sour cream, mustard, green onion, lime juice, salsa, garlic and salt. Process until smooth.
SERVE with baked tortilla chips or veggies.


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