Sage Fried Chicken And Waffles

My fiancée loves Hush House A Go Go but we live in the UK. He s been pestering me to make him chicken and waffles for quite sometime, so eventually I went online and thanks to Google + I found a very similar recipe. Its a fair bit of effort to make but its so worth it.

Ingredients

  1. Sage Fried Chicken
  2. oil for deep frying
  3. 1 1/4 cup flour
  4. 1 cup corn starch
  5. 1/2 cup lightly crushed cornflakes
  6. 6 eggs (beaten for an egg wash)
  7. 1 tbsp season all or old bay seasoning
  8. 1 tbsp fresh sage finely chopped (I used dry sage)
  9. 8 bone-in skinless chicken breasts (if you prefer use boneless)
  10. Waffles
  11. 5 cup flour
  12. 1/4 cup Sugar
  13. 3 eggs
  14. 2 cup buttermilk
  15. 2 cup milk
  16. 1/2 cup melted butter
  17. 1 1/2 tbsp baking powder
  18. 1 1/2 tsp salt
  19. 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  20. 16 pieces hardwood smoked bacon cooked ( I didn #39 t have hardwood smoked bacon so I used smoked pancetta cooked)
  21. Leeks and Onions
  22. 6 Spring onions (more or less depending on your preference)
  23. 6 leeks (more or less depending on your preference)
  24. oil for deep frying (you can use the oil that will be used for the chicken)
  25. BBQ Sauce
  26. 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  27. 1/2 cup Brown sugar
  28. 3/4 tbsp finely chopped garlic /or paste
  29. 3/4 tbsp sriracha sauce
  30. 1 tsp corn starch to thicken (Add more or less depending on your desired consistency)
  31. 1 tbsp cold water
  32. Plate Creating Time
  33. 1 cup finely chopped red or yellow bell Peppers/ or a mixture of both
  34. 1 cup Warm maple syrup (more or less depending on preferences)
  35. 8 skewers
  36. 1 sprig Rosemary (optional as its only to garnish)

Method

  1. *chicken cooking process**
  2. Place each individual piece of chicken in a zip lock bag and lightly pound to flatten the thicker sides of the chicken so that each piece is evenly thick (This method is better with boneless pieces)
  3. Change I part cooked the chicken by bringing it to the boil with a pinch of seasoned salt for about 10-12 minutes Then let it cool down before coating in the batter
  4. Change Mix the corn starch flour cornflakes sage and season all and place in a shallow bowl
  5. Change Place the egg wash in another shallow bowl
  6. Heat the oil to 360°F
  7. Change Dip and coat evenly the chicken pieces in the egg wash then in the flour mixture
  8. Change Deep fry the chicken for 6-7 minutes (boneless) 9-10 minutes (bone-in) or until is has cooked through
  9. Change Once cooked drain on kitchen roll to remove excess fat
  10. *waffle cooking process**
  11. While the chicken is frying move onto the waffles Preheat the waffle iron
  12. If you dont have buttermilk you can make your own as I did For every 1 cup of milk add 1 tablespoon of white wine vinegar or lemon juice then let it rest for at least 5 minutes before adding to the mixture
  13. Change Mix all the dry ingredients together and set aside
  14. In another bowl mix the wet ingredients making sure to break up the eggs and mix them in
  15. Change Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until theres only a few lumps left (Add a bit more water or milk if the mixture is a tad too thick)
  16. Spray the waffle iron with oil
  17. Spoon the waffle mixture onto the hot iron making sure the batter fills all corners of the waffle iron
  18. Change Lay 2-4 pieces of bacon diagonally across each waffle batch
  19. Close the waffle iron and cook until golden and cripsy
  20. Cut the waffles apart once cooked
  21. *fried onion and leeks**
  22. The recipe stated to fry these before the chicken Personally I dont think it matters as they take so little time to cook
  23. Change Cut the onion and leeks very thinly into strips
  24. Change Fry in a deep fat fryer until golden and crispy
  25. Change Once its done drain on kitchen roll
  26. *bbq sauce**
  27. In a small saucepan mix all the ingredients (minus the cornstarch and water) and bring to the boil then reduce the heat to simmer
  28. Mix the water and cornstarch together to make a slurry mixture Then mix it into the bbq sauce
  29. Change Simmer for another 3-5 minutes or until it thickens up a little bit more
  30. *bring it all together**
  31. On a plate layer 2 bacon waffles then top with a chicken piece
  32. Secure the waffles and chicken with a skewer
  33. Next add a handful of the fried leeks and Onions on top of your stack
  34. Dribble a little of the bbq sauce on the stack and on the plate
  35. Skewer your stack with the rosemary and a steak knife (optional)
  36. Garnish with a handful of chopped peppers
  37. Warm the maple syrup either in the microwave on 30 second intervals or on the stove in a small saucepan Do not let it boil
  38. Lastly serve with maple syrup on the side of the plate (put in a small side bowl) Dont drizzle yourself let each individual do it themselves
  39. Change Once your happy with your designer dish serve up