Southern Spicy Vidalia Hot Wings

Southern Spicy Vidalia Hot Wings
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We’ve been eating a lot of chicken lately, especially fried chicken. That’s because I finally make excellent bacon fried chicken, and don’t like seeing good shortening go to waste. One of my favorite ways to have chicken is Buffalo Wings. Spane’s father, Douglas, gave me a recipe from the bar where Buffalo Wings originated, when he was frequenting the establishment and became friends with the owner.

Different Strokes for Different Folks

Most Buffalo wings are made with a Louisiana hot sauce, quite often Franks. It’s good, but, I wanted to experiment a little. There is a nice Southern company, Glory Foods, that makes wonderful canned Butter Beans. I love ’em. When I was at the market buying wings, I saw that they also make Spicy Vidalia Hot Sauce. Spicy and slightly sweet, I thought that would make an interesting change from the usual Louisiana style hot sauces associated with this dish. I was right, that sauce was perfect, and it has not become my favorite hot sauce.

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Bacon Fried Chicken Fingers

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In the summer, even though it’s hot, I still think about fried chicken, and I’m not talking about that stuff at Kentucky Fried that tastes like a salt lick either. I’m talking about fried chicken like my Grandmother, Grace Boswell, used to make. She came from Texas, and she made the best friend chicken in the world, well in my opinion. Now, it’s my turn to pass on a tradition.

No Instructions, Experimentation Necessary

My Nana did not like to share her recipes, and really didn’t want anyone in the kitchen when she was cooking. She just wanted, and got, the accolades when the finished dish was on the table. The only time I saw the chicken before it got to the dining room was when there was a pan of it already fried, waiting to go to the table, which was too late. So, I’ve had to do some experimenting to get it right.

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The Good Plate, Wings – E-Book

The Good Plate - WingsThe Good Plate, Wings has been published in e-book form. I’m very excited. This is just a collection of four recipes, just to see how it goes. If you would like to view it, or download it, please head on over to Smashwords, and download The Good Plate – Wings for yourself.

If you have a Nook, get The Good Plate – Wings from Barnes and Noble.

The recipes included were Chinese Five Tandoori Chicken and New Years Eve Asian Chicken Wings. I included those because they’re good, and well, I like wings.

Please leave comments if you download the book. I’d really like feedback.

Chinese Five Spice Tandoori Chicken

Chinese Five Spice Tandoori Chicken

Chinese Five Spice Tandoori Chicken on a bed of herbed rice, chutney and tomatoes.

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Last night I was watching an ancient Iron Chef, from the original series where everything was dubbed, May 7, 1999. It was a famous chef in Japan, Takeshi Ōkubo, who specialized in Chinese cuisine, up against the Chinese Iron Chef, Chen Kenichi. The Iron Chef did not win :-(, but it did give me some ideas for dinner tonight.

It’s been hot and muggy in Los Angeles, and I really don’t want to get my house hotter than it is – the evaporative cooler (aka swamp cooler) is going full blast. Nesco to the rescue.

I had some chicken thighs in the freezer, and yogurt, and I was getting a whole bunch of spices when I saw the curry jar and decided to use it. That’s when the Chinese aspect hit me, I also have a long forgotten jar of Chinese Five Spice powder.

You would not believe how good this thing smells.
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Cruise Night 2011! Dead Like Me! Rosemary Garlic Chicken Wings

Recipes In This PostRosemary Garlic Chicken Wings with Mustard and Chipotle Mayonnaises

Usually on the Annual Cruise Night in Glendale, I usually cook up a bunch of Route 66 food, invite friends over, and then walk over to Cruise Night. This year was a little different, so only Spane, and Amber’s children went. I didn’t have people over, but Spane and I both like chicken wings. Continue reading

Serendipity–Chicken and Waffles

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Definition of SERENDIPITY:
the faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for; also : an instance of this
Merriam Webster

My friend, Amber, and I went to a local garage sale, and I only took five dollars with me, mostly because I did not really want anything.

I spied with my little eye, a shiny thing with black handles. I asked “How much for the waffle iron?”  The man said, “How much do you want to pay?”  Not wanting to sound eager, I said, “Well, how much to you want for it?”  and he said, “Oh, just give me $5.00 (Five Dollars) and take it away!”  I quickly handed him the $5.00 I had, knowing this was a steal!  When his mother came over and started extolling the waffle iron, and showing me that it had reversible plates (something I really wasn’t expecting), he was disappointed that he had already the $5.00 from me.  Later I looked on Ebay, and say that my toaster goes anywhere from $35.00 to $70.00.  Wow!  What a deal!
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