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Center Stage: Marcella Lee of Broad Appetite shares recipes with Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeachMarcella Lee grew up watching cooking shows, and would often destroy her mom’s kitchen trying out the recipes she’d seen. Now, she channels her love of food into her cooking blog, Broad Appetite, which was the Reader’s Choice – Best New Blog winner in the 2014 Saveur Best Food Blog Awards. Marcella can be found on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

Center Stage: Korean Chicken and Waffles Sandwich from Broad Appetite

The Korean chicken and waffle sandwich is a savory mash-up of Asian and African American food cultures. These cuisines couldn’t be any more different, but this dish works seamlessly nonetheless. Maybe it’s because both Korean wings and chicken and waffles were born out of a need to soak up alcohol after a night of drinking. Or maybe it’s because all the tastiest dishes are inspired by flavors from around the world. Either way, this sandwich is delicious.

Center Stage: Korean Chicken and Waffles Sandwich from Broad Appetite

The waffle is buttery and crisp with little square wells that capture all the fried, saucy goodness that’s contained within this unconventional bun. After a quick dip in batter, the chicken gets two loving sessions in the deep fryer to guarantee an insane crunch. This ultra crisp coating holds up beautifully when doused in the spicy Korean sauce that makes this dish so special.

Center Stage: Korean Chicken and Waffles Sandwich from Broad Appetite

The usual garlic, ginger, and soy are present, but it’s the gochujang that makes the sauce uniquely Korean. Gochujang is a fermented paste that’s made with red peppers, glutinous rice, and soybeans and is ubiquitous in Korean cooking. It gives the dish that sought-after umami that is so irresistible. No self-respecting Korean dish would be complete without an egg on top, and this sandwich is no exception.

Center Stage: Korean Chicken and Waffles Sandwich from Broad Appetite

As cooks get more comfortable with Asian ingredients and cooking techniques, the quality of fusion dishes continues to improve. Long gone are the days of pale green wasabi mash potatoes and overcooked teriyaki salmon. This is an era of culinary creativity and innovation, and the word “fusion” has now redeemed itself. This sandwich celebrates the emancipation of fusion cuisine and is a tasty way to enjoy the best of two worlds.

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Korean Chicken and Waffles Sandwich
SERVES: 2

For the Waffles
2 eggs
1 ¾ cups whole milk
½ cup melted butter
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
Fried Chicken Ingredients
Vegetable oil for frying
4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
2 cloves garlic minced
1 inch piece of fresh ginger grated
3 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons gochujang (Korean pepper paste)
3 tablespoons honey
1 ½ tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
2/3 cup all purpose flour
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 eggs
Instructions
Preheat waffle iron. Beat 2 eggs, milk, melted butter, sugar, and vanilla in a bowl. In
a separate bowl, mix 2 cups flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the egg mixture to the flour and mix until a batter forms.
Spray waffle iron with cooking spray and pour ¼ of the batter into the iron. Cook until golden brown, about 5-7 minutes. Repeat 3 more times for a total of 4 waffles.
Fill deep fryer with oil and preheat to 350 degrees.
In a small bowl, mix together garlic, ginger, soy sauce, gochujang, honey, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, and sesame seeds until smooth. Set aside.
Pound each chicken thigh until it is an even ¾ inch thick. Combine 2/3 cup flour with 2/3 cup water and cornstarch to create a slurry. Dip the chicken thighs into the slurry, shaking off any excess. Deep fry each piece for 6 minutes and set on paper towels to drain. Bring the oil back up to 350 degrees and re-fry each piece for an additional 6 minutes. Again, drain excess oil on paper towels.
While the chicken is draining, spray a nonstick skillet with cooking spray and cook 2 eggs over easy. Set aside.
Place fried chicken on a plate and pour the gochujang sauce all over the chicken, making sure that all surfaces are coated. Place 2 pieces of chicken on a waffle and top with an egg. Pour any excess sauce over the chicken and egg, then top with the second waffle.
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12 Cup Oil Capacity Deep Fryer (35033) Hamilton Beach® Deep Fryers are generously sized for greater versatility — some even accommodating a whole chicken. What’s more, you can fry crispy, mouth-watering foods without the mess you’ve come to expect. Food can be lowered into hot oil and lifted out while the lid is closed for splatter-free frying. Hamilton Beach® Deep Fryers also feature adjustable heat and convenient timers.

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Jalapeño Poppers from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

If you can imagine a mini version of a chili relleno with an extra-crispy exterior and a warm, creamy center, you can imagine how delicious a bite of one of these deep-fried jalapeño poppers must be. And you’d be imagining right – they’re so much better than the ones you get from the frozen section of the grocery store. These tasty appetizers are so irresistible, you can’t stop at just one. Their crunchy texture comes from a generous coating of seasoned breadcrumbs, but just one coating. Any more than that and you’re at risk of masking the stars of the show.

Jalapeño Poppers from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

The mild heat of the jalapeño is complemented by the cool tang of the cream cheese and cilantro. Dipped in ranch dressing, the deliver even less of a fiery bite, so even the timid can enjoy this snack. Try this tasty jalapeño popper recipe at your next get-together (Is anyone else watching college basketball?) or party. They are a definite crowd-pleaser, and though they’re a cinch to prepare, don’t expect them to last more than a few seconds once they’re made.

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Jalapeño Poppers
SERVES: 4

Ingredients
1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
Salt and pepper to taste
10 jalapeno peppers, sliced in half with tops and seeds removed
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup Italian-style seasoned bread crumbs
Instructions
Heat oil in deep fryer to 375°F.
In a medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, beat cream cheese, cilantro, garlic, salt and pepper. Stuff each jalapeno with equal amounts of the cream cheese mixture. Dip in eggs, then coat with breadcrumbs.
Deep fry jalapenos for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels before serving.
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Buffalo Chicken Wings from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

The Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York is renowned as the birthplace of the Buffalo wing. In the mid-1960s, legend has it, bar owner Teressa Bellissimo first served them to her son and his friends after hours as the creative result of a mistaken food shipment. Who would’ve guessed Buffalo wings would eventually become the quintessential bar food and a staple in homes around the nation? As the recipes surely evolved, so did our curiosities. What makes a Buffalo wing a true Buffalo wing, and when is it just a chicken wing in a different brand of hot sauce?

The basic recipe for Buffalo wings (or just “wings,” as the locals call them) comes down to a few must-haves: cayenne pepper hot sauce, butter and deep fried chicken wings. Various colleagues from the Buffalo region boast about the tweaks they’ve made to the classic that set their wings apart from the rest. Some add more or less butter to control the heat, others use grass-fed butter to maximize creaminess, and some add cayenne pepper or garlic powder to boost the flavor quotient.

Buffalo Chicken Wings from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

The Western New York natives in the office decided to have a chicken wing cook off to prove once and for all who has the best Buffalo wing recipe. Here’s what we found: there are alterations you can make here or there, but as long as the basis of your recipe is the same, it’ll be delicious. (Though if you ask Matt, he’ll still adamantly argue just a pinch of garlic powder is key. I think it’s tasty either way.)

In the end, we settled on this recipe as our favorite because it was easy, accessible and crowd-pleasing. We encourage you to play with the flavors because, in the end, you may agree with Matt after all. Let us know in the comments how you like to prepare your Buffalo chicken wings.

Do you use Frank’s Red Hot? Do you add any crazy ingredients or spices? We’d love to hear about it!

Buffalo Chicken Wings from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Buffalo Chicken Wings
SERVES: 4

This recipe uses a deep fryer and assumes you have a enough high-smoke point oil to fill it.
Ingredients
24 chicken wings
1/4 cup butter
1 cup hot pepper sauce (see Notes)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Instructions
Heat oil in deep fryer to 375°F.
Place 1 layer of wings into the fryer basket and carefully lower basket into the preheated oil. Deep fry chicken wings in oil until done, about 10 minutes. Remove from fryer, drain on paper towels.
In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add hot sauce and garlic powder. Stir until blended.
Add fried chicken wings to sauce and stir over low heat to coat. The longer the wings simmer in the sauce, the spicier they will be. Remove from sauce and serve while warm.
Notes
The classic Buffalo Chicken Wings recipe calls for Franks® Red Hot® Cayenne Pepper Sauce which is the brand we used when testing this recipe.
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Hamilton Beach® Deep Fryers are generously sized for greater versatility — some even accommodating a whole chicken. What’s more, you can fry crispy, mouth-watering foods without the mess you’ve come to expect.



Pumpkin Donuts from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Fall is here and the local pumpkin patches are full of families searching for just the right jack-o-lantern to decorate the front porch. A chill in the air makes you crave hot beverages and those favorite fall flavors like cinnamon, apples and – of course – pumpkin.

Pumpkin Donuts from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Combining the tastes of fall, pumpkin donuts make a delicious breakfast or dessert topped with ice cream and perhaps a drizzle of caramel. Making your own donuts does take some effort, but when you bite into this warm treat covered in cinnamon-sugar, you’ll be rewarded. We make them in a deep fryer to ensure a crisp, even coating and a soft interior.

Pumpkin Donuts from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

These donuts are cake-style, meaning you won’t have to wait for the dough to rise and you can satisfy your donut craving even sooner. The dough comes together very quickly, and after a quick rest in the refrigerator, they’re ready to roll. Kids love to help roll out dough and cut out donut shapes. Save the donut holes and fry them last. They are delicious little leftovers – or a secret reward for the hungry cook!

Pumpkin Donuts from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Using the deep fryer, donuts take just two minutes to cook. Cool them on a wire rack lined with paper towels. A quick shake in a resealable plastic bag of cinnamon sugar completes the process. Grab a mug of hot cider and enjoy!

Pumpkin Donuts from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Pumpkin Donuts
YIELDS: 16 servings

Ingredients
1 cup pureed pumpkin
2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup buttermilk
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 large egg
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Pinch ground allspice
1 cup sugar
Instructions
With a mixer on medium speed, beat pumpkin, brown sugar, buttermilk, oil and egg until blended.
Gradually stir in flour, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, salt, ginger, nutmeg and allspice until well blended. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
Heat oil in deep fryer with basket to 375ºF.
Roll dough to 3/8-inch thickness on floured surface. Using a floured donut cutter, cut donuts. Gather pieces, roll and cut again. Repeat cutting and rolling with remaining dough.
Carefully, lower donuts into deep fryer. Cook 1 minute and turn over. (Donut will raise to the surface before 1 minute.)
Cook an additional minute. Remove to a wire rack lined with paper towels. Cool 5 minutes.
Shake sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a resealable plastic bag to combine. Add donuts, two at a time to bag. Seal bag and shake until donuts are coated with cinnamon-sugar mixture.
Notes
Use extra dough to make donut holes. Shake them in the cinnamon-sugar mixture after frying for a delicious snack.
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12 Cup Oil Capacity Deep Fryer (35033)Hamilton Beach® Deep Fryers are generously sized for greater versatility — some even accommodating a whole chicken. What’s more, you can fry crispy, mouth-watering foods without the mess you’ve come to expect. Food can be lowered into hot oil and lifted out while the lid is closed for splatter-free frying. Hamilton Beach® Deep Fryers also feature adjustable heat and convenient timers.

 



Fried Hushpuppies are perfect for crab and fish dinners - from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Hush puppies are a Southern staple that have found their way into seafood restaurants across the nation. Made from cornmeal, flour, onion, egg and buttermilk, they are mixed until just combined, then rolled and fried in hot oil before resting to cool slightly.

Fried Hushpuppies are perfect for crab and fish dinners - from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Hush puppies are typically served alongside fried fish, barbecue or crabcakes, but also make a great appetizer anytime. Try them served with cocktail or tartar sauce, or just let the fluffy pups speak for themselves.

Fried Hushpuppies are perfect for crab and fish dinners - from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Try this easy and delicious recipe and you won’t be disappointed. Every hush puppy comes out fluffy, moist and tender, with the perfect blend of corn, salt and sugar. You’ll have everyone asking for more.

Fried Hushpuppies are perfect for crab and fish dinners - from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Fried Hush Puppies
YIELDS: 20 servings

Ingredients
1 cup buttermilk
1 large egg
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 2/3 cups self-rising cornmeal mix
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Instructions
Heat oil to 375°F in deep fryer.
Beat buttermilk, egg and onion in large bowl until well blended.
Stir in cornmeal mix, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
With baskets lowered, drop mixture by rounded tablespoonfuls in batches into oil.
Fry 4 to 6 minutes, turning once. Remove baskets to drain hushpuppies.
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12 Cup Oil Capacity Deep Fryer (35033)Hamilton Beach® Deep Fryers are generously sized for greater versatility — some even accommodating a whole chicken. What’s more, you can fry crispy, mouth-watering foods without the mess you’ve come to expect. Food can be lowered into hot oil and lifted out while the lid is closed for splatter-free frying. Hamilton Beach® Deep Fryers also feature adjustable heat and convenient timers.