26 December 2008

DIY Hot Wings and Bleu Cheese

In one of my intermittent mass-cookings, I found myself with several odds and ends and not quite knowing what to do with them. There was horseradish that had been sitting in vodka for a week, hot peppers about to go bad, and chicken wings that I'd thawed but was now unsure how to handle. So, of course - horseradish+peppers+chicken wings=hot wings! I'll do this in three steps.

First, I made the horseradish pepper sauce

Horseradish Pepper Sauce

  1. Peel and slice up a bunch of horseradish
  2. Cut off stems from peppers
  3. Put in food processor
  4. Add some white vinegar
  5. Blend
  6. Repeat, adding white vinegar until desired consistency is reached
  7. Refrigerate

Then, I poured the sauce over the chicken wings, threw 'em in the fridge and let them sit for a couple days (overnight would be fine). This would also work well with, e.g., extra-firm tofu or seitan.

The wings themselves are easy - crank oven to 350 for 10 minutes, and put the wings on a baking tray in the oven for 20-30 minutes.

The Bleu Cheese dressing is actually a Bleu Brie dressing - there was a full mini-wheel of it on sale for $1.99 (!) at Harris-Teeter. Totally improvised, but took my inspiration from the ingredients list on the bottles of Ken's Dressings and online.

Ingredients:

  • Bleu/Bleu brie cheese
  • White vinegar
  • Full-cream yogurt
  • Mayonaisse

Procedure:

  1. Combine in bowl
  2. Blend until desired consistency
  3. Chill in refrigerator

Wish I were more help here, but just have some bread and taste as you go along.

So, remember - if you have a hankering for trashy foods, you can probably do it yourself and pretty cheaply. Back of the envelope, the ingredients used for this meal probably cost me $2-3.

1 comment:

Cassidy said...

I love hot wings.