Friday, February 6, 2009

Buffalo Chicken Cheese Balls

More than almost anything, I am a sucker for something with "buffalo chicken" in the title. More than "pulled pork" or "cold beer" or even "live nude girls," if I see buffalo chicken, I want it. A restaurant could list "buffalo chicken dog poop"" and I would consider it.

So the other day while I was watching Food Network and the chef was making fried balls of buffalo chicken and cheese, I knew I had to give it a try. I grilled a couple breasts of spicy chicken and let them cookl, then rolled them into balls with cheddar cheese, hot sauce, and cilantro. I dipped each of these in flour, then egg wash, then bread crumbs, and fried them for just a couple minutes.

On TV the chef had made a dipping sauce of mayo and blue cheese, but I didn't have either, so I used sour cream, chevre cheese, and lemon juice. The balls were fantastic. I have become so sick of the reality and travel shows on Food Network the last few years that I forget that sometimes they come up with some really good recipes. They were very spicy - I added much more than the suggested amount of hot sauce - but that's never really a problem. I will definitely be making these again in the future, maybe even making a batch with a barbecue or Asian flavor.

1 comment:

SuperLarge said...

Now there are two varieties of PulledPorker's balls!!!