Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Chicken Wings and Shrimp - Awesome Snacks



Over a week later, I finally got around to putting these up. Me and Tim made some pretty good chicken wings. Then we made some shrimp. They made very good snacks for hanging out and watching some TV.

Ingredients:
  • Chicken Wings
    • chicken wings
    • buttermilk
    • paprika
    • Breading
      • paprika
      • corn flake crumbs
      • paprika
      • black pepper
      • kosher salt
      • celery salt
      • garlic salt
      • red pepper
      • white pepper
    • peanut oil
    • onion
    • bacon
    • Sauce
      • Valentina's Hot Sauce
      • Ranch dressing
      • black pepper
      • white pepper
      • red pepper
      • Tabasco Sauce
  • Shrimp
    • raw shrimp, never frozen
    • olive oil
    • garlic
    • black pepper
    • paprika
    • leftover sauce from my Buffalo Short Ribs
Procedure:
To start with, the chicken wings were soaked in buttermilk with some paprika for about half an hour. I threw some onion and bacon in the fryer full of peanut oil while it heated up. When the onions were getting black, they were removed and the oil was flavored and ready. While that was happening, I mixed up the breading and Tim coated the wings Shake-N-Bake style. The wings were fried in small batches until golden brown. When they were cool enough, Tim cut them up to make them easier to eat. We probably should have done that before frying, but whatever. We mixed up the sauce, and ate the wings while watching some TV. Not too shabby.

For the shrimp, I first shelled them and suckered Tim into de-veining. I pan fried them in olive oil with some garlic and seasoning, and finished by adding some of the leftover buffalo short rib sauce from the day before.

Resulting Deliciousness:
The chicken turned out great. The breading could have been more flavorful, but it was pretty good. Like I said, we should have cut them up before frying, but it was a minor detail. They did their job well.

The shrimp was a little overcooked, but tasty. A very nice midnight snack.
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