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Chief Longwind Of The North

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I made this dish as part of a monthly challenge on another cooking sie. The rules stated that the meal codt $10 or less, and use leftovers, and scaps. You could only spend $10 or less on any ingredients. This is what I came up with.

I used leftovers to create my entry, except for a large bag of chicken leg quarters I found at the grocers for $7.00 for the entire package. The leg quarters were very large. I used 4 thighs, and two drumsticks after separating them from each other, leaving me with four drumsticks, and two thighs to put in the freezer. The rest of the ingredients were either partially used condiments, or left overs as follows:
1, 1.4 cup Kikkoman Light soy sauce
2. 2 tbs. Tabasco Original pepper sauce
3. 2 tbs. Louisiana Hot Sauce
4. small chunk Fresh ginger root
5. 1/2 yellow onion
6. 3 cloves fresh garlic from a partially used head
7. 3 tbs. Balsamic vinegar
8. Homemade creamed corn
9. 1 cup AP flour
10. 1 cup cornstarch
11. 2 tbs. Clabber Girl Baking Powder
12. 2 cups Canola oil
13. 3 cups tap water
14. Leftover Spanish rice
15. 2 tsp. cayenned pepper
16. 2 tbs. smoke paprika
17. 1 tbs. MSG

Cut the leg quarters into thigh and drumstick portions. Score 2thighs with a sharp knife to expose the flesh through the skin. Slice the ginger; mince the onion and garlic, and place into a large bowl. Add the hot sauces, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, and1 cup of water to the bowl. Stir everything together. Add the thighs to the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Get out the creamed corn, and Spanish rice. When the marinating time is up, Make the tempura batter by combining the flour salt, corn starch, baking powder, and 2 cups of water in a large bowl.. Heat the oil to 360' F. Pour marinating liquid into a saucepan, and simmer over medium heat to reduce it by half.

preheat oven to 300' F.
Dip the unmarinated drumsticks in the batter, and place into the hot oil for 6 1/2 minutes. Turn over and repeat. Remove chicken to a wire rack over a foil lined backing sheet.

Add the cayenne pepper, and paprika to the batter. whisk to combine. Dip two thighs into the batter, drain to remove excess batter, and place in the hot oil. again, fry for 6 1/2 minutes per side. Place on wire rack. When all pieces are cooked, dredge the thighs in reduced sauce, and place all pieces place in the oven for ten minutes.

Heat rice and cream corn in the microwave. Serve hot, with your favorite beverage.

Total cost of this meal was the purchase of the chicken leg quarters for $7. There were 8 leg quarters, of which 4 thighs, and 2 drumsticks were used. The rest of the chicken now sits in the freezer for another meal. this brings the total cost down to about 80 cents per serving for 6 people, well under the $10 dollar limit.

I wanted something fresh, and tasty from available pantry, and refrigerator items.. I believe I nailed it. everyone loved the chicken, and the creamed corn, and Spanish rice, even after sitting in the fridge for a week(very cold fridge) were as good as the day they were made. So here are the pictures:

Seeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North
 
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Too much stuff. Even the quack Alice Waters agrees the key to good food eating is fresh. If you have fresh, you don’t need all this cover up.​
 

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“2 tsp. cayenned pepper” First of all, its cayenne pepper, but more important, cayenne pepper (“cayenned pepper”) is a reference to hot chili peppers which are closer to being a poison than a food.​
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“2 tsp. cayenned pepper” First of all, its cayenne pepper, but more important, cayenne pepper (“cayenned pepper”) is a reference to hot chili peppers which are closer to being a poison than a food.​
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Again. the challenge was to create a good tasting meal for $10 or less, using mostly leftovers, or food you already had in the home. My chicken was supposed to be like Buffalo wings, only with more meaty chicken leg quarters. If you're going to participate in a challenge, you have to follow the rules of the challenge. Of course the best meals are made with the best ingredients. Best ingredients wasn't allowed in the challenge.

And as for cayenne peppers, please refer to this link for more education on the subject. https://www.bing.com/search?q=cayenne%20peppers&FORM=ATUR01&PC=ATUR&PTAG=ATUR08RAND And just so's ya knows, they are not poisonous in the least. I frequently use peppers that are substantially hotter than cayenne peppers.

I don't know where your info comes from, but it is flawed. Show me some peer reviewed scientific documentation that supports your statements. Oh, and I'm very good at research, having a Bachelor of Science degree as an electrical tech, engineer, so good luck with that.

Seeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North
 

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“2 tsp. cayenned pepper” First of all, its cayenne pepper, but more important, cayenne pepper (“cayenned pepper”) is a reference to hot chili peppers which are closer to being a poison than a food.​
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Again. the challenge was to create a good tasting meal for $10 or less, using mostly leftovers, or food you already had in the home. My chicken was supposed to be like Buffalo wings, only with more meaty chicken leg quarters. If you're going to participate in a challenge, you have to follow the rules of the challenge. Of course the best meals are made with the best ingredients. Best ingredients wasn't allowed in the challenge.

And as for cayenne peppers, please refer to this link for more education on the subject. https://www.bing.com/search?q=cayenne%20peppers&FORM=ATUR01&PC=ATUR&PTAG=ATUR08RAND And just so's ya knows, they are not poisonous in the least. I frequently use peppers that are substantially hotter than cayenne peppers.

I don't know where your info comes from, but it is flawed. Show me some peer reviewed scientific documentation that supports your statements. Oh, and I'm very good at research, having a Bachelor of Science degree as an electrical tech, engineer, so good luck with that.

Seeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North
 

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Looks good to me. Nothing wrong with using as many ingredients as you like. The challenge was about cost, not about number of ingredients!
 

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I've done a clean up in this thread. Let's keep it civil and on topic.

Please and thank you.
 

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Chief Longwind Of The North; I don't know where your info comes from said:
Since you are “very good at research” you can look it up yourself. [/LEFT]


BTW: my background:[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]
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Job: federal government full time research specialist​


 
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Chief Longwind Of The North; I don't know where your info comes from said:
Since you are “very good at research” you can look it up yourself. [/LEFT]


BTW: my background:[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]
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[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]BS degree[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Master of Science degree [/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Ph.D. in research methodology and applied statistics. [/FONT]
Job: federal government full time research specialist​



Chief is an engineer as well and a well respected member of this forum.
You don't have to use his recipes or read his posts. It costs nothing to be here. So why are you singling him out?
I have not read any of your other content, but reading this I may now know what I can expect.

Oh...You should ask Chief how to multi quote. Your post is a mess.
 
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