Waffles and Fried Chicken

This past Saturday my friend Chow and I decided to tackle a combination I have heard a lot about but eaten only twice: fried chicken and waffles.

A classic of Southern US regional cuisine, the two go together better than I imagined. The waffles were light and tangy thanks to buttermilk and egg whites, which are folded in just before cooking.

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To give the chicken an extra layer of flavor, Chow whipped up a sauce of hot green chilies, cilantro, lime, vinegar, and honey. The kick cut through the richness of the meal.

We also prepared a slaw of cabbage, beets, daikon, and carrots plus a salad of cucumbers, sour cream, and dill. All in all, a tasty Saturday night feast.

23 thoughts on “Waffles and Fried Chicken

  1. That’s “grits” beowulf222, y’all! Icky stuff, if you ask me, but lots of people eat it.
    I’ve heard a lot about waffles and fried chicken lately, but I doubt that I will try it. I think it’s just a trendy thing. I’ve never been crazy about waffles, anyway. It’s hard to get all the little holes filled with syrup!

  2. it’s been a long time since i had grits. i like the texture. similar to hot polenta. kinda reminds me of rice porridge. though rice porridge tend to be more flavorful.

  3. You sure live a grand life, if new foods are any indication of how you live the rest of your life! 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration! I am going to try waffles with fried chicken (probably in Los Angeles since that is close by to me) this year!

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