Eskimos vs Argonauts

Tailgate Recipe Showdown Round 3!: Matt Nicholls Grilled Pickles VS Toronto Garlic Argo-Knots!

Eskimos vs Argonauts

Matt Nicholls Grilled Pickles VS Toronto Garlic Argo-Knots!

By: Joscelyn Longo

Edmonton Eskimos vs Toronto Argonauts – Saturday, June 27th at 5pm

To help you prepare for your #CFLKickoff tailgate party, we’re sharing some team-approved tasty tailgate recipes… who’ll win the snack showdown?!

Matt Nicholls Grilled Pickles

Save your sour-faces for any bad plays on the field, because these delicious snacks are the perfect combination of a soft garlic bite, with a savoury crunch. They may shock your guests, but we’re sure you’ll get a touchdown with these!


  • 1 jar of dill pickles
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Optional ranch dressing


  1. Preheat the grill for direct cooking over medium heat (350° to 450°F)
  2. Brush the cooking grates on the grill clean
  3. Drain the jar of pickles, and cut them into quarters, lengthwise
  4. Lay the pickles on a paper towel lined baking sheet and pat off any excess moisture
  5. Transfer the pickles to the grill, turning for 1-2 minutes each side, or until grill marks appear
  6. Serve warm from the grill, with optional ranch dressing for dipping

Toronto Garlic Argo-Knots

Since there may be a knot in your stomach as you watch each play, there should also be a knot on your menu! Perfect for soaking up the last dredges of your game-day chili, or even as a stand-alone snack, these are easy to make before the game, and serve with the rest of your tailgate treats.


  • ¼ cup of melted unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp of freshly grated parmesan
  • ¾ tsp of garlic powder
  • ½ tsp of dried oregano
  • ½ tsp of dried parsley flakes
  • ¼ tsp of salt
  • 1 (16oz) tube of refrigerated buttermilk biscuits


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F
  2. Whisk together butter, parmesan, garlic powder, oregano, parsley and salt in a small bowl
  3. Cut each of the 8 biscuits in half, and roll each of the 16 pieces into a 5-inch rope, approximately ½-inch thick, and tie into a knot, tucking the ends
  4. Place knots onto a prepared baking sheet, which has been coated with nonstick spray
  5. Bake until golden brown, about 8-10 minutes
  6. Brush with butter mixture

Did you try one of our tasty tailgate treats? Let us know! Comment below, or tweet us at @CFL.

Recipes sourced through Pinterest

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