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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.

Center Stage: Korean Chicken and Waffles Sandwich from Broad Appetite Center Stage: Korean Chicken and Waffles Sandwich from Broad Appetite


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.

26030_1 With an ultra flip design, this waffle maker expertly bakes golden brown, fluffy waffles and gives you total flipping control so you can create restaurant-quality results right at home. Make your waffle just the way you want it – lighter or darker – in just minutes. Designed for the thickest batter and most complex waffle, the Hamilton Beach® Flip Belgian Waffle Maker has Belgian-style grids with deep pockets to hold plenty of toppings. Even better, the nonstick grids are removable to go in the dishwasher for easy cleanup afterwards.



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We used to have a little Italian restaurant near our house that made the most amazing panini! My husband and I picked one up to split as a treat from time to time. I often remarked about how easy it would be to duplicate at home but didn’t become motivated to do so until they went out of business and we found ourselves longing for our favorite savory sandwich.

The Italian panini is a delicious blend of flavors, brought together with melted provolone cheese and set off by fresh tomatoes and the bright flavor of pesto sauce. The trick to helping it all come together is to keep your layers as thin as possible. Slice those tomatoes super thin and add only one layer of cheese. Once pressed into a panini and toasted golden, the flavors are maximized in each bite!

I don’t have a panini maker and I’m a big believer that in order for something to take up precious space in my kitchen it needs to be able to serve multiple uses, so my Hamilton Beach waffle iron began to lead a double life. Waffle iron by morning, panini maker by day! Unlike waffle makers in the past, my Hamilton Beach one has removable dishwasher-safe grids, which makes it perfect for panini that are known to have “cheese overflow” at times. We set out our ingredients and have a big family panini bar for lunch on Saturdays. Once everyone is done, I just let it cool down, remove the grids (by clicking a single button for each) and put them in the sink or dishwasher. Lunch is made and cleanup is done!

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The Italian Panini
SERVES: 1

Ingredients
1 deli slice smoked ham
1 deli slice pastrami
6 small slices pepperoni, spread out (or 1-2 large slices)
1 slice provolone
1 tablespoon basil pesto
2 thin slices of tomato
1 Ciabatta roll, sliced, or other bread of your choice
Instructions
Preheat waffle maker.
Layer each ingredient onto sandwich, spreading out the pepperoni and tomatoes to allow the sandwich to be as thin as possible.
Spray waffle maker grids with nonstick cooking spray and place sandwich inside. Press down to close and turn waffle maker as directed to lock in place.
Allow to cook until crispy and golden, about five minutes. Carefully remove from waffle maker with a spatula.
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26030_1Make your waffle just the way you want it – lighter or darker – in just minutes. Designed for the thickest batter and most complex waffle, the Hamilton Beach® Flip Belgian Waffle Maker has Belgian-style grids with deep pockets to hold plenty of toppings. Even better, the nonstick grids are removable to go in the dishwasher for easy cleanup afterwards.