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    Chicken and Waffles

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    TOH BB
    Fried Chicken and Buttermilk Waffles Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse, 2003

    Yield: 4 servings

    1 (3 1/2 pound) fryer chicken, cut into 8 pieces, giblets reserved and chopped
    1 cup all purpose flour
    1 tablespoon Essence, recipe follows
    Vegetable oil, for frying
    Buttermilk Waffles:
    2 cups all-purpose flour
    3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    1 teaspoon sugar
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    2 large eggs
    4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
    1 1/2 cups buttermilk
    Unsalted butter, topping
    Maple Syrup

    Heat enough vegetable oil to come about 1-inch up the sides of a large, deep cast iron skillet to 350 degrees F.
    Rinse the chicken under cold running water and do not dry; leave wet. In a large sealable bag, combine the flour with the Essence. Add the chicken pieces 1 at a time, seal, and shake to coat evenly. Remove and place on a wire rack over a baking sheet and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes.

    Carefully add the chicken to the hot oil and fry, turning once, until golden brown and the meat is cooked through, 20 to 30 minutes (the thighs and legs will take longest to cook). Remove and drain on paper towels. Remove the pan from the heat and with a slotted spoon, scoop out any browned bits remaining in the pan and drain on paper towels.

    Preheat a waffle iron and lightly grease. Into a large bowl, sift the dry ingredients together.

    In a clean bowl, beat the eggs. Add the butter and buttermilk and beat to combine. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and mix well.

    Pour the batter into the hot waffle iron and cook until golden brown and lightly crisp. Remove and if desired, top with a slice of butter, and serve with the chicken and maple syrup.

    Episode#: EM1G37
    Copyright 2003 Television Food

    Essence (Emeril's Creole Seasoning):
    2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
    2 tablespoons salt
    2 tablespoons garlic powder
    1 tablespoon black pepper
    1 tablespoon onion powder
    1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
    1 tablespoon dried leaf oregano
    1 tablespoon dried thyme

    This was posted by Sweeper
    You just cook the chicken(I use boneless breasts,but you can use any part you want.I cook it with onion,celery and a little bit of carrot.Cut the chicken in pieces and make a gravy from the broth,mix the 2 together and pour over waffles.You can make homemade or the frozen.I usually use the frozen but have made the homemade.Serve with mashed potatoes




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