Molly Quirk is chef/owner of Sips & Bites in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. If you haven’t had a thoughtfully handcrafted sandwich in a while, there’s no better place to get your fix. She’s generously donating a few of her tailgate food recipes to our cause: feeding you during football season. If you’re in the mood to put the crab in crab rangoon, this is the spicy fried bite for you. 

Who doesn’t like crab rangoon? Well wanted to think of the best way to flip it up for game day snacking. We came up with a Cajun-flavored filling that hits all the right notes, then switched the crab stick out for real crabmeat and added spicy sausage, rotel tomatoes and cilantro. Linguisa or a Cajun sausage would do really well here, but Jimmy Dean Hot also works great. Unlike a lot of fried food, these hold up well and are still delicious when eaten at room temperature. They’re easy to make and super tasty!