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Dublin: 12°C Saturday 8 May 2021

7 foolproof snacks to serve up to your mates during Euro 2016

Because the only thing better than football is food and football.

COLLABORATIONS WORK — JUST ask Dunphy and Giles.

That’s why we’ve teamed up with LovinDublin to create a handy go-to guide for the Euros – helping you make the most of this month’s footballing feast.

1. Chicken Wings

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How could you not have chicken wings, the staple food of any mass gathering of people to watch a sporting event? In fact, it’s probably illegal to have a party without them.

You do have to kick people out if they make a joke about their wing being better than Aiden McGeady though.

Sample recipe here

2.  Tortillas

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There’s a little bit of work involved in tortillas because you’ve actually to construct something but there’s also an opportunity to bond with people, not just over the choice of fillings but Martin O’Neill’s selections.

Chicken or beef, Ciaran Clark or Richard Keogh? Both questions as old as time itself.

Sample recipe here

3. Meatballs

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Both our pool rivals, Sweden and Italy, can’t be wrong. Meatballs are a delicious alternative to cocktail sausages but arguably 1800% tastier. And they don’t just have to be beef; you can have sausage or even sweet and sour chicken meatballs.

Sample recipe here

4. Nachos

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There’s a bit of work involved for the host but your guests will thank for it because nachos are very easy to eat with one hand while nursing an ice-cold beverage of your choice in the other.

Maybe go easy on the jalapeños mind, you want people to be able to focus on the game, not heartburn.

Sample recipe here

5. Burgerizza

This takes a bit of work, there’s no doubt, as it’s one and a quarter pounds of beef with five slices of cheddar cheese and bacon topped and bottomed with two eight inch pepperoni pizzas.

It shouldn’t work, but it does brilliantly, the Jon Walters of snacks.

Sample recipe here

6. Mini BLT Sliders

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These are easier to make than they look with the hardest part being finding the mini buns to go with them. All you need then is some tomato, spinach, bacon, and fresh mozzarella.

Again, being a one-handed snack, you can pump your fist in celebration when Shane Long buries the ball in the Belgian net.

Sample recipe here

7. Cheese board

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Well, we are celebrating a tournament taking place in France so it’s time to see if you know your camembert from your gorgonzola.

Just be sound and don’t serve easy singles or something.

Some suggestions here

They say two heads are better than one…
That’s why we’ve teamed up with our pals at lifestyle website LovinDublin to create LovinThe42 – a place where football and culture meet, and your go-to guide to eating, sleeping and breathing all this summer’s football action.

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