My Top 5 Footy Finals Mid Game Barbecue Snack Recipes

If like us you support a winning team like the Manly Sea Eagles then you’ll know what Finals Footy is all about. What it’s like to be in sat down, having a few friends around and preparing for your team to smash the opposition…

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The footy finals are looming and if like us, you’re on your way to having the Best. Party. Ever. You’ll just need to tick a few boxes first. 

  • Prepare the house by decking it out in Manly colours
  • Don your Manly apron (See Below)
  • Have a mop and bucket on hand for the wooden floor in the event of a celebratory beer/wine/soft-drink spillage.
  • Make sure we’ve got food prepped for post-game celebrations
  • Have plenty of towels ready for when you’ve chucked someone in the pool
  • Stock up on Berrocca and Rennies for the morning after

But what about during the game I say? Well, with some help from we’ve got some easy-as ideas that will keep the family fed at half time. These meals are so easy to prepare in the kitchen, and then you can just chuck-em on the barbie or in the oven if it’s too cold, once the mid game hooter sounds. Too easy.

Check this bad boy out!
Check this bad boy out!

5. Chicken wings

Chicken wings are fantastic because you can buy them by the bag from the supermarket deli. Marinate them in your favourite sauce overnight. Bung them on the barbeque on a med-high heat and turn once about halfway through to ensure a nice even cook. Pop them in a few bowls to serve – just keep one or two spare for the bones.

  • TOP TIP – I like to buy the pre marinated ones and then add a few extra plain ones so the sauce goes that bit further.

4. Spring rolls

These are always a favourite because they have the dual benefit of being tasty and literally the easiest things in the universe to cook. Grab a bag of them from the frozen section in the supermarket, arrange them on a baking tray and pop them in the oven for half an hour. Once they’re done, remove and serve. Simple and lip smackingly delicious.

  • TOP TIP – Sweet chilli sauce dip is the bomb.

3. Dim sims

Dim sims fall are easy to prepare, especially if you’re in a hurry. Grab a frozen bag from the supermarket. Crank up an element on your stovetop and bring a saucepan half filled with water to the boil. Steam your dim sims for about 15 minutes or how ever long the bag tells you. Serve with some soy or tomato sauce and you’re on your way.

  • TOP TIP – Boil the kettle for speed.

2. Mini hotdogs

These are great for something a little more substantial and they take minutes to prepare. All you need to do is pop some cocktail frankfurts on the barbeque for about 10 minutes. Serve in dinner rolls with grated cheese, mustard and sauce. That’s it. Crank out as many as you need.

  • TOP TIP – Make full size ones and cut them in half.

1. Chicken goujons

The numero uno. Goujons.

Always popular. Goujons are crumbed chicken sticks that go great with any kind of sauce. Goujons are super easy to prepare – just throw them on a medium-low grill for about 15 minutes, turning every so often. You have to be a bit careful because the crumbing will burn if you go to fast or too hot. Once they’re done, pop them on a platter and serve with a selection of your favourite sauces.

  • TOP TIP – Don’t over cook these bad boys or they will be as dry as.


There are so many crowd-pleasers you can rustle up on game day to keep the hunger at bay until the final siren. These are just some of the easiest examples that you can prepare yourself without a lot of time or effort. You can get as creative, or even as healthy, as you want if you put in the time beforehand and it doesn’t have to be a lot of time either.

Now I know this might sound like madness but you could even get the kids involved in the prep and the cooking… What am I saying?!

To be fair to our boys they love getting involved, as it’s usually got a direct link to computer time!

What are your favourites?

Got a recipe?

Drop it in the comments below!


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