Re: What's your food/bar menu for Sunday?
posted at 1/18/2013 6:27 PM EST
In response to BabeParilli's comment:
I love buffalo wings and have them maybe 3 times a week, but there are few foods as bad for your health, especially with bleu cheese dressing included, because they are meat (plus skin) and typically deep fried. I've experimented for some time to find a healthy kind of wings and dip that still taste good but won't stop your heart.
Babe's healthy boneless buffalo wings.
1 chicken breast.
1/4 cup of white flour
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
4 tablespoons of olive oil
1/2 cup of fat free sour cream
4 tablespoons of mayo (lowfat or no cholesterol if you can stand it)
3 tablespoons of crumples feta cheese (or bleu)
1/2 cup of hot sauce (or teriaki sauce)
Place flour, black pepper and onion powder in a freezer bag. Shake until mixed.
Cut chicken into long nugget sized pieces and add to mixing bag and shake to coat.
Refrigerate 15 minutes or more.
Place crumpled feta cheese, mayo and fat free sour cream into bowl and mix to make a dip.
Place olive oil in a heated frying pan and add chilled coated chicken. Cook until done.
Tumble finished chicken in a bowl with sauce (teriaki or mild hot sauce if you want to give your stomach a break).
Serve chicken with dip and celery. (this makes probably 4 times the amount of dip you get when eating wings out)
These are not exactly like the wings you will get at Hooters or other places but they are tasty and much healthier. The total of these ingredients is probably about 220 mg of cholesterol, or a little more than one egg, and they contain much less fat and salt than typical buffalo wing dishes.
If you have any doubt that you would like these, don't make them. I've put a lot of effort into finding something relatively healthy that still is enjoyable and won't take 10 years off your life.
If anybody has any suggestions for the recipe that would enhance it yet still retain the healthy aspects your comments are welcome.
Best recipe for homemade wings that I have come across is that from Alton Brown. You first steam them which removes most of the fat. They are then baked. You have to do the steps outlined in his recipe, such as , cooling them between steaming and baking for them to come out awesome. Everybody goes nuts for them, plus they don't have the deep fried grease.