What's Cooking?

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  1. PhotographerGuy

    PhotographerGuy Well-Known Member

    I am going to try this one out. It seems there are a lot of us that love food. And with a global community, there is so much out there. As a once aspiring chef, I love to cook and share recipes.

    So here goes. Let's try a thread where you can share recipes. They can come from anywhere, old family traditions, from cooking shows, things you create(d)...anywhere. Give us the recipe with ingredients and directions (as best as you can, I create dishes by feel and taste so it might not be exact). If you can include a pic that would be great. And if there is a story, go ahead. And please give a link to the website you might have gotten it from.

    To start, I am a big fan of Alton Brown and the show Good Eats. Being from western New York originally, there is that great thing called Buffalo Wings. Here is Alton's version which is fantastic. Have fun and enjoy.

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    Level: Easy
    • 12 whole chicken wings
    • 3 ounces unsalted butter
    • 1 small clove garlic, minced
    • 1/4 cup hot sauce
    • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
    Place a 6-quart saucepan with a steamer basket and 1-inch of water in the bottom, over high heat, cover and bring to a boil.

    Remove the tips of the wings and discard or save for making stock. Using kitchen shears, or a knife, separate the wings at the joint. Place the wings into the steamer basket, cover, reduce the heat to medium and steam for 10 minutes. Remove the wings from the basket and carefully pat dry. Lay the wings out on a cooling rack set in a half sheet pan lined with paper towels and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

    Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

    Replace the paper towels with parchment paper. Roast on the middle rack of the oven for 20 minutes. Turn the wings over and cook another 20 minutes or until meat is cooked through and the skin is golden brown.

    While the chicken is roasting, melt the butter in a small bowl along with the garlic. Pour this along with hot sauce and salt into a bowl large enough to hold all of the chicken and stir to combine.

    Remove the wings from the oven and transfer to the bowl and toss with the sauce. Serve warm.

  2. Fireball69

    Fireball69 Well-Known Member

    Scotch Eggs. My favourite picnic food.:)
  3. Louise_angel

    Louise_angel Well-Known Member

  4. Sun66

    Sun66 Well-Known Member


    I don't actually cook, I bake, but if you love Italian food, you should try stuffed Zucchini flowers.


    18 male or female zucchini flowers
    8 kalamata olives, halved, pitted
    2 anchovies
    8 small basil leaves
    200g fresh ricotta
    Vegetable or light olive oil, for deep-frying
    Lemon wedges, to serve


    2/3 cup (100g) plain flour
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    150ml chilled light beer
    1 eggwhite

    • Step 1
      Holding a zucchini flower, use your thumbs to gently make a split in flower. Use your fingertips to snap off and discard yellow stamens in centre of flower. Repeat with remaining flowers.
    • Step 2
      Finely chop olives, anchovies and basil. Place in a bowl with ricotta and season to taste with pepper. Spoon a teaspoonful of ricotta mixture into centre of each flower, then twist petal ends to enclose. For batter, place flour and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a bowl. Add oil and beer then whisk until a smooth batter forms. In another bowl, whisk eggwhite until soft peaks form then gently fold into batter.
    • Step 3
      Line a tray with paper towels. One-third fill a deep saucepan or deep-fryer with oil, then heat over medium heat until 180C, or a cube of bread browns in 15 seconds. Working in batches of 4, dip flowers, 1 at a time, into batter, allowing excess to drain off, then deep-fry for 2 minutes or until golden. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to tray. Repeat with remaining flowers and batter. Scatter with salt and serve with lemon wedges.
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