Thursday, March 20, 2008

. . . and then you wrap it in prosciutto . . .

Have you ever stopped to realize just how unhealthy Buffalo wings are? I mean, you start with the fattiest part of the chicken - layers of fat and fatty skin covering little slivers of meat.

. . . and then you deep fry the suckers in oil.

. . . and then you slather them with, not just hot sauce, but hot sauce and butter.

. . . and then you dip them into a blue cheese dressing that basically comprises chunks of cheese suspended in mayonnaise.

Damn, I love Buffalo wings.
Until Whenever


R.A. Porter said...

Dayam! I'm feeling putrid today, but now I've got a strong craving for Buffalo wings!

You should write menu copy. Restaurants would double their business.

Tosy And Cosh said...

I wrote airline menus for two years for an airline menu company.True story.

bill said...

Here's an idea.

Slice a chicken breast in half. Pound it very thing. Spread a layer of blue cheese (not the dressing) and roll tight, tucking in the ends. Dip (maybe soak for 10-15 minutes) in a mixture of hot sauce, melted butter, and a beaten egg or two. Roll in flour. Deep fry in oil. Hell, I just might have enough bacon grease saved up to use instead of vegetable oil.

Hmmm. I think I need to try that this weekend. Though since I prefer Crystals over Tabasco, I usually skip Buffalo Wings.

R.A. Porter said...

bill, I'm now drooling. I'll be trying that this weekend. Damn!

tosy, that is perhaps the coolest job ever. I mean, it probably wasn't fun, but it's such a great thing to say.

bill said...

After some quick double-checking:

Instead of eggs, just use 2 egg whites (lightly beaten) and 2 teaspoons of corn starch. Add your hot sauce mix and marinate for 10-15 minutes.

The egg whites and corn starch are a tip from stir fry cooking and will keep the chicken nice and tender

Tosy And Cosh said...

bill - that does sound good!

r.a. - You surmise correctly that the job was kind of a drag, especially since the format was very rigidly defined - lots of style-sheet checking and entering food items into a rigid Quark format. But, yes, it is kind of awesome to be able to say that I wrote airline menus for a living. Much better than "I write professional services proposals for a living."