This is going to be the first post in the Emeril #SeriousSandwich cookalong.
This is for those of you who like it hot. I tried this as a special where I work, and as usual “Its a bit spicy”. I have to remember my nick name for where I work is “The Blue Hair Cafe”. People here are regular customers who are used to the old head chef, who did not season food and did not like spice himself. I try new recipes in an attempt to get our restaurant talked about by the locals and to obtain new clientele.
Here is the recipe…….
5 Chicken breasts
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
oil for deep frying
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup hot sauce
1 dash ground black pepper
1 dash garlic powder
In a small bowl mix together the flour, paprika, cayenne pepper and salt. Place chicken breasts in a large bowl and sprinkle flour mixture over them until they are evenly coated. Cover bowl and refrigerate for 60 to 90 minutes.
Heat oil in a deep fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). The oil should be just enough to cover wings entirely, an inch or so deep. Combine the butter, hot sauce, pepper and garlic powder in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir together and heat until butter is melted and mixture is well blended. Remove from heat and reserve for serving.
Fry coated breasts in hot oil for 10 to 15 minutes, or until parts of breasts begin to turn brown. Remove from heat, place breasts in serving bowl, add hot sauce mixture and stir together.
Butter two slices of bread and add garnish to the unbuttered side of bread, such as lettuce, tomato,onion. Place buttered side of garnished bread in your sandwich press, add chicken breast and other slice of buttered bread, butter up. Cook in press for a couple minutes till lightly toasted.
Slice in half and serve with some pickles and blue cheese dressing. For the special I also served with onion rings.