This month we tackle, "The Perfect Bite."
I present the...
Buffalo Chicken Amuse-Bouche
What constitutes, "The Perfect Bite?" My guess is that naturally it's all down to personal preference and opinion. That's why I thought it perfect for this type of communal cooking group. I would advise you all to check out the round up later this month. Probably going to be a motley crew of great ideas.
For me, this was an amuse-bouche challenge. An amuse-bouche is a one bite appetizer. Normally not on the menu, it's a chef's selection, designed to titillate the diner.
I love amuses. My chance to tax my creative mind and form, "The Perfect Bite."
However, my idea of, "The Perfect Bite" changes all the time. So, this is today's version.
I decide to take all the components you'd find in a typical, buffalo chicken wing sit-down meal, and turn it into one lovely bite.
- Roasted chicken wing meat
- Blue Cheese - Maytag Blue Cheese is my absolute go to for this course
- Ranch - homemade but store bought is fine.
- Buffalo wing sauce - ditto from above.
- Preheat oven to 400 F.
- Season chicken wings with Spanish smoked pimenton & cayenne.
- Roast in oven for 45 minutes.
- Allow to cool.
- Take all the meat & skin off the bones.
- In a glass bowl combine, chopped carrot, chopped celery, wing meat.
- Run once through the meat grinder using the medium disk.
- In a glass bowl combine, the mince, coarse sea salt, blue cheese, fresh thyme
- Run through meat grinder one more time.
- Return to glass bowl. Add buffalo wing sauce to taste, cover & fridge overnight.
This preparation uses no eggs or flour inside the bite.
Sea salt, the blue cheese & time in the fridge, act as amazing binders.
- In a large pot or deep fryer, heat oil to 350 F. I use a 50/50 blend of canola & safflower oil.
- Set up a breading station, rice flour, egg wash, Cuban cracker meal.
- Form the bites. I made mine between 1.5 to 2 inches. Remember it should be one bite.
- Run through the breading station.
- Fry until golden brown.
- Serve with Maytag blue cheese, ranch dressing & buffalo wing sauce.
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