BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - MAY 20: Bobby Flay attends the 98th Black-Eyed Susan Day hosted by 1/ST at Pimlico Race Course on May 20, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for 1/ST)
Food - Drink
The Easy Appetizer Bobby Flay Pairs With Both Cocktail Hour And Breakfast
When it comes to entertaining guests, serving appetizers alongside crowd-pleasing cocktails is a must. Nuts are a classic choice, since their salty flavor makes beer and other drinks taste smoother, while also making guests thirstier so the liquor keeps flowing, and Bobby Flay favors a certain recipe for both happy hour and breakfast time.
Roasting nuts yourself means you can add any seasonings you like and enjoy a deliciously toasty snack that's hot from the oven. Bobby Flay recommends simple, not-too-salty candied nuts for when you have guests over, since the sweet and slightly spicy snacks pair well with any drink and can be served at practically any occasion.
For a sweet and savory appetizer, combine the flavors of maple syrup, brown sugar, and chef Flay’s recommended addition of dried chiles de arbol. Just simmer this mixture in a pot until it forms a syrupy coating to toss with nuts, and you have an excellent companion for beer, mixed drinks, and even pancakes or waffles the morning after.