Scratch Made Sriracha Hot Wings With Blue Cheese Dressing.
I never give the cats food for humans. After I was done eating Foxy slyly crept over to sniff and paw at the bones. I wasn't going to stop her because I needed to know what would happen next. She grabbed a bone and ran off with it. She didn't get far before she dropped it and started licking her mouth. Did you know that cats can also feel the burn of capsaicin? She batted the bone around with her paws for a bit. I started typing this post at the time she stole the bone. I'm finally done typing and editing and she is still licking her paws and going back to the bone for a second lick. I am a bad parent.
The wings were boiled for 8 minutes and then baked at 450f for 30 minutes. Then I tossed them in a sauce made with half a half cup of scratch made sriracha and 2 tbsp melted butter. I have posted the recipe for that a few times and you can find it in the archives.
Blue Cheese Dressing
Servings: 1 cup
2 Tbsp buttermilk (see below)
1/4 cup sour cream (see below)
1/2 cup mayo (see below)
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1/4 tsp red wine vinegar
2-3 oz blue cheese crumble (the bluest cheese you can get, none of that double cream stuff)
+ whisk all but blue cheese into a bowl
+ fold in the blue cheese
+ refrigerate and use within a week
Buttermilk: make sure the stuff you get does not say pasteurized. If you can't get that then mix 1 tbsp vinegar to 1 tbsp less than a cup of milk and lest it sit for at least 10 minutes.
1 egg, room temperature
1 1/2 tsp. Fresh lime (mayonnaisa) or lemon (mayonnaise) juice
1/2 tsp. dry mustard powder
3/4 tsp. kosher salt
3/4 cup canola oil
+ in order of appearance place each ingredient in wide mouth jar
+ make sure stick blender (aka wand or immersion blender) is off
+ place it into jar so that it touches the bottom
+ turn on blender
+ move blender side to side and slowly, very slowly, pull it up
+ let it sit at room temp for about 2-4 hours for the enzymes and flavors to do their thing. Then refrigerate.
! don't use olive oil
! only use fresh lime or lemon juice
! grape seed or safflower oil will work
Services: 2 cups
1 pint cream (~30% milk fat)
1/4 cup cultured non-pasteurized buttermilk
+ let both the cream and butter milk rise to room temperature
+ grab a glass bowl
--- Sanitation method 1 ---
+ boil enough water to fill the bowl + fill the bowl with the boiling water + let rest for 5 minutes ! this is to sanitize the bowl but also warm the bowl up. + very carefully dump the water down the drain + do not dry out the bowl (even your cleanest towel will infect it) --- Sanitation method 2 --
+ Wash with soap and water.
+ spray it down with a no-rinse sanitizer like Star San
+ let it drain out, ignore the bubbles.
- Resume recipe -
+ add the cream and the butter milk to the bowl
+ mix them well
+ use some cling wrap to seal the top of the bowl
+ let sit at room temp or higher for 24 hours
+ if you put a large spoon into it and mix it up you will see it sheet off the back of the spoon
+ do the next step in the sink or place it in a bowl
+ line a colander with two layers of cheese cloth
+ poor/spoon the mixture into the cheese cloth
+ grab some string
+ bring the corners of the cheese cloth together and tie it tight with the string
+ hang it over the bowl or sink and let it drip out the excess moister till you get to right consistency (maybe 6 hours)
+ transfer the sour cream to a container
+ use it up in less than a week
Bonus story (originally the original story until Foxy became more interesting):
Kelly hasn't been a fan of hot foods. This has slowly changed over the last two years. Today she looked at me with wide eyes and sweaty skin. There were 3 wings still left on her plate. Panting from the heat of the wings she had ate she said, while slowly reaching for the next wing, "I hate you."