Ragan Oglesby, "The Cosmopolitan Chef" and author of "The Single Girl's Guide to Great Cooking" gave recipes to cook an Easter brunch filled with southern comfort food.
Southern Fried Chicken w/ Red Velvet Waffles
Southern Fried Chicken
- 1 lbs. boneless chicken thighs
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 cup of hot sauce
- 2 cups self-rising flour
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon seasoning salt
- 1 tablespoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- Peanut oil, for frying
- Heat the oil to 350 degrees F in a deep pot. Do not fill the pot more than 1/2 full with oil.
- Grab a medium size bowl and whisk the eggs with the water and add hot sauce.
- In another bowl, we will combine the flour, seasoning salt, garlic powder and pepper.
- Season the chicken.
- The fun part: dip the seasoned chicken in the egg, and then coat well in flour mixture.
- Last but not least we are going to fry the thighs until golden brown and crispy.
Red Velvet Waffles
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon natural cocoa powder
- 3/4 teaspoon table salt
- 1 3/4 cups buttermilk
- 1 cup of oil
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
- 2 tablespoons red food coloring
- Nonstick cooking spray
- Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and cocoa in a large bowl.
- Whisk the buttermilk, oil, eggs, vanilla and vinegar together in separate bowl until smooth,
- Stir in the red food coloring.
- Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients and whisk until smooth.
- Set that off to the side and Heat a waffle iron according to the manufacturers' instructions.
- Spray the waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray and then pour 1 cup of the waffle batter onto the waffle iron.
- Close the iron and cook until the waffle is deep red and crispy on the outside, that should be about 3-4 minutes.
- Make the rest of the waffles with the remaining waffle batter.
- Finally top the waffle with the crispy chicken, and drizzled with warm maple syrup.