Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Buffalo Bacon Blue Burgers

August 11, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is Buffalo Bacon Blue Burgers. This one should be the Poster Food of Summertime! To make this week’s Recipe you’ll be needing Wild Idea Premium Ground Buffalo, Olive Oil, Mustard, Ketchup, Thyme, Salt, Pepper, Wild Idea Buffalo Bacon, Blue Cheese, Plum Preserves, and Hamburger Buns. In the good ole Summertime! You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Premium Ground Buffalo and the Wild Idea Buffalo Bacon along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

Buffalo Bacon Blue Burgers
The quintessential Buffalo Burger, complete with Buffalo Bacon, blue cheese and a touch of fruit preserves! This – soon to be new favorite, will have you making it again, and again and again. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

2 – 1 pound Wild Idea Premium Ground Buffalo
3 – tablespoons olive oil, plus a little more
1/2 – teaspoon mustard
2 – teaspoon ketchup
1/2 – teaspoon thyme
2 – teaspoon salt & pepper
1 – 10 ounce package Wild Idea Buffalo Bacon
6 – ounces blue cheese
½ – cup chokecherry or plum preserves, warmed
6 – hamburger buns

Preparations:

1 – Mix 2 tablespoons olive oil, mustard, ketchup, thyme, salt and pepper together.
2 – Mix above with Ground Buffalo until well incorporated.
3 – Divide into six portions and at pat out into bun size patties.
4 – In large skillet over medium high heat, add the other tablespoon of olive oil. Place buffalo bacon in pan and cook until crispy or desired doneness, turning once during cooking time.
5 – Preheat grill to high heat, 500 degrees. Ensure grill grates are clean.
6 – Brush burgers with a little oil and place on grill. Close grill lid during grilling time. Grill for 1.5 minutes then turn. Repeat again on each side, grilling for a total of 6 minutes.
7 – After the last turn, top the burgers with blue cheese. Close lid and grill for an additional 3 minutes.
8 – Remove burgers from heat, cover and allow them to rest for a few minutes.
9 – Place Buffalo Blue Burgers on bun, top with crispy bacon and drizzle with a little of the warmed preserves. Delicious!
Photo Credit: Jill O’Brien
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/favorite-summertime-recipes

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Eggplant “Steak” with Blue Cheese Cream MONDAY

July 19, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Eggplant “Steak” with Blue Cheese Cream. To make this week’s Recipe you’ll be needing Eggplant, Portabella Mushrooms, Spices, Garlic, Heavy Cream and more! Also included is a recipe for Wisconsin Blue Cheese Cream. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Eggplant “Steak” with Blue Cheese Cream
Eggplant ‘steak’ is topped with a savory portabella mushroom ‘paste’ and cap, and served with a tangy blue cheese cream.

Recipe Ingredients:
8 slices (1/2 inch thick, 4 inches wide) eggplant, peeled
4 portabella mushrooms, stems removed and reserved
6 tablespoons basil oil
Kosher or sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
4 teaspoons finely chopped onion
1 clove garlic, mashed and chopped
1 tablespoon finely chopped mushrooms
1/2 cup heavy cream
Kosher or sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Nutmeg to taste

Polenta, flavored with marjoram for accompaniment

Wisconsin Blue Cheese Cream:
1 cup vegetable stock
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup (2 ounces) blue cheese, crumbled

Cooking Directions:
1 – Lightly brush eggplant slices and mushroom caps with basil oil; season with salt and pepper. Bake in a preheated oven at 400°F (205°C) for 20 minutes, turning over at halfway point; set aside to cool.
2 – Meanwhile, in a sauté pan, heat remaining basil oil. Add onions and garlic; cook until translucent.
3 – Chop the reserved mushroom stems; add to pan with 1 tablespoon chopped mushrooms. Cook for 10 minutes over medium heat, or until no moisture remains.
4 – Add cream; reduce mixture to a light mushroom paste, or until a creamy mushroom mixture remains. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
5 – To assemble, layer four (4-inch) molds, first with 1 slice eggplant then with 1/2 inch of mushroom mixture. Repeat layer; top each mold with 1 mushroom cap.
6 – Reheat in oven.
7 – Serve with marjoram-flavored polenta; pour Wisconsin Blue Cheese Cream around each plate.
8 – For Wisconsin Blue Cheese Cream: Bring stock to a boil; reduce to 1/2 cup. Add cream; reduce to a total volume of 1 cup. Add blue cheese; season with salt and pepper to taste.

Makes 4 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/eggplant_steak_with_blue_cheese_recipe.html

Diabetic Dish of the Week -Turkey Burgers with Grilled Onions and Blue Cheese

June 15, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a Turkey Burgers with Grilled Onions and Blue Cheese. You’ll combine Ground Turkey Breast along with Garlic, Worcestershire Sauce, Oil, Paprika, Cumin, Salt, and Pepper. When I make my Turkey Burgers I use Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast. It’s less calories and less fat than regular Ground Turkey. The Burger is topped with Onions and Blue Cheese. A Burger to please for sure! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Turkey Burgers with Grilled Onions and Blue Cheese

Ingredients
1 pound ground turkey breast meat*
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce (see note)
6 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
8 ounces thinly sliced onions
1 ounce crumbled blue cheese

Directions
1 – Combine turkey, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, 2 teaspoons oil, paprika, cumin, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in medium bowl. Shape into 4 patties.

2 – Heat 2 teaspoons oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, swirling to coat bottom of pan. Cook patties 4 minutes on each side or until no longer pink in center. Remove from heat and place on serving platter; cover to keep warm.

3 – Add remaining 2 teaspoons oil to pan residue in skillet. Heat over medium-high heat and cook onions 4 minutes or until beginning to richly brown, stirring frequently. Stir in remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Spoon onions over patties and top with cheese.

*Note: Ground turkey breast is made from white meat only, with no skin. It’s leaner than regular ground turkey, which is made from white and dark meat with some skin. Frozen ground turkey is usually all dark meat with skin, and is 15% fat, similar to ground sirloin.

**Note: Check the nutrition label on the Worcestershire sauce to be sure it’s gluten-free. Some varieties may contain gluten, while others are gluten-free.

Yield: 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 237 calories, Carbohydrates: 8 g, Protein: 28 g, Fat: 10 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 60 mg, Sodium: 491 mg, Fiber: 1 g
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Turkey Tenderloin with Peaches

May 7, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Here’s a recipe for Turkey Tenderloin with Peaches. The name just shouts freshness and Spring time. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Red Onions, Peaches, Olive Oil, a package JENNIE-O® Savory Roast Turkey Breast Tenderloin, Arugula, Balsamic Vinegar, and Crumbled Blue Cheese. You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Stay Safe and Make the SWITCH in 2021! https://www.jennieo.com/

Turkey Tenderloin with Peaches
This grilled turkey recipe is one for the books. Turkey Tenderloin with Peaches features the sweet and savory blends of grilled peaches, turkey tenderloin, baby arugula and blue cheese for a recipe that will exceed your expectations. At 300 calories and 35g of protein per serving, this recipe is a must-try!
Total Time – 1 Hour
Serving Size – 4 Servings

Turkey Tenderloin with Peaches

Ingredients
2 medium red onions, sliced ½-inch thick rounds
3 peaches, cut into wedges
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 (24-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Savory Roast Turkey Breast Tenderloin
2 cups baby arugula
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 ounces blue cheese, crumbled

Directions

1) Drizzle onions and peaches with 1 tablespoon oil; set aside.

2) Preheat grill over medium heat, place tenderloins directly on grate. Grill, turning occasionally, until meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion of the meat reaches 165°F., approximately 45-50 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and let rest 5-10 minutes before slicing.

3) Cut tenderloin into slices. Grill onions 5 minutes per side or until grill marks appear; separate onions into rings.

4) Grill peaches 2 minutes per side or until grill marks appear.

5) Toss arugula with onions, peaches, vinegar and remaining oil.

6) Arrange turkey and arugula mixture on plates; sprinkle with cheese.

* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

 

Nutritional Information

Calories 300

Protein 35g

Carbohydrates 11g

Fiber 2g

Sugars 8g

Fat 13g

Cholesterol 85mg

Sodium 930mg

Saturated Fat 4.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/turkey-tenderloin-with-peaches/

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Potato Pie – Buffalo Wing Style

February 17, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | 2 Comments
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Potato Pie – Buffalo Wing Style. How about some Pie, Potato Pie, to heat up these cold Winter’s Days! This is made using the Wild Idea Ground Buffalo along with Jill’s Chili Seasoning (or other chili seasoning), Celery, Carrots, Green Onions, Wing Sauce, Potatoes, Mexican Blend Cheese, Blue Cheese, Eggs, and a Cup of Cream. All this and Baked in a Pie! You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Ground Buffalo along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

Potato Pie – Buffalo Wing Style “doesn’t taste like chicken” (serves 8)
Ground Buffalo sautéed with carrots, celery and onion and seasoned with “buffalo wing sauce” and then baked into a pie with golden potatoes and cheese. Yup – it’s pretty tasty.

Ingredients:

1 – pound Ground Buffalo
1 – tablespoon olive oil
3 – tablespoons Jill’s Chili Seasoning (or other chili seasoning)
2 – cups celery, chopped
1 – cup carrots, chopped
4 – green onions, chopped
1 – cup wing sauce
8 – potatoes, pre-cooked and chopped
8 – ounces Mexican blend cheese
4 – ounces blue cheese, crumbled
2 – eggs, beaten
¼ – cup cream

Preparation:

1 – In a sauté pan over medium high heat add the oil and crumble in the ground buffalo meat.
2 -Add the chili seasonings and stir in to incorporate, breaking up the meat with a spatula as you stir.
3 – Add the carrots celery and green onions and continue to cook until meat is browned and vegetables are slightly tender.
4 – Remove meat/vegetable mix from heat and allow the meat mixture to cool a bit, about 10 minutes.
5 – Lightly oil into a deep-dish pie pan.
6 – In a bowl mix the meat, potatoes and cheeses together.
7 – Whisk the eggs with the cream and fold into the mixture.
8 – Press the mixture into a deep dish pie-pan and cover with foil.
9 – Bake at 375° for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and palace under broiler until top is browned and crusty.
10 – Remove from heat and serve.

Serve with wing sauce and additional blue cheese crumbles or dressing. Note: If making ahead of time and refrigerating for baking later increase cooking time by 10 minutes.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/meat-pies-oh-my

Kitchen Closed…………..

October 17, 2020 at 7:00 PM | Posted in chicken, Chicken Wings, Food | 2 Comments
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Kitchen closed. Went out with friends to Wings and Rings for Wings and watching Football. Reopen tomorrow! Stay safe and Take Care All!

One of America’s Favorites – Maytag Blue Cheese

July 13, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | 2 Comments
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* This is my favorite Blue Cheese, just incredible flavor!

Maytag Blue Cheese

Maytag is a blue cheese produced on the Maytag Dairy Farms outside of Newton, Iowa, the former home of the Maytag Corporation. In 1938, Iowa State University independently developed a process for making blue cheese from homogenized cow’s milk instead of the traditional sheep’s milk.

In 1941 production of the cheese was started by Frederick L. Maytag II and Robert Maytag, grandsons of the founder of the Maytag appliance company, Frederick Louis Maytag I. The milk for the cheese initially came from a prize-winning herd of Holstein cattle that was established by E. H. Maytag, a son of the Maytag founder. As of 2016 the company was owned by the third and fourth generations of the Maytag family. The farm has survived without advertising or a sales staff.

The process for making Maytag Blue Cheese was discovered and patented in the United States by two Iowa State University microbiologists, Clarence Lane and Bernard W. Hammer. Roquefort, another type of blue cheese, had been made for hundreds of years in Europe, but attempts to manufacture a similar cheese in the United States had thus far been unsuccessful. Difficulties encountered in making these types of cheeses produced a less than satisfactory product, and quality control would have been disastrous.

“During the Second World War, the university patented the homogenisation of cheese milk and attempted to have charges levied on Danish cheese produced using homogenised milk. Their attempts failed, as it could be proved that this method had been introduced 20 years earlier in Denmark by Marius Boe.”

The problems encountered with producing Roquefort type cheeses in the United States for distribution were the lengthy time required to develop the flavor, the mold growth not being uniform, the quality being below average for numerous lots produced, and the color of the curd being too dark.

Maytag Blue Cheese Wheels

The process begins with homogenizing the milk used for the cheese. The cream is separated from the milk, homogenized and then added back into the now skim milk, typically at between 80 and 100 degrees Fahrenheit (27 and 38 °C) and 2000 to 3500 pounds-force per square inch (14 to 24 MPa) of pressure. This would allow for proper fat hydrolysis, which affects the flavor of the cheese.

There is a ripening period prior to adding rennet (a mixture of enzymes that coagulates milk into curds and whey) to the cheese. Typically 3 ounces of rennet are added per 100 pounds of milk, allowing it to set in a temperature range of 85 to 86 °F (30 °C). Better results were achieved using 4 ounces of rennet per 100 pounds of milk and setting in a higher than usual temperature range of 90 to 92 °F (32 to 33 °C).

According to Lane and Hammer’s records, their alterations caused the cheese-making process to speed up from this point forward, with the time spent setting, cutting and dipping nearly cut in half. Also, after dipping the cheese and allowing it to cook in hot whey, the draining time was cut from 20–30 minutes to 3–5 minutes.

Penicillium is then added to the finished product, which produces its characteristic green veins.

After the rounds of cheese are made by hand, the cheese is aged in specially designed caves where they are exposed to high humidity and cool temperatures.

As of 2017 the cheese continued to be made by hand with milk from local dairy farms.

The process produces cheese with more uniform color, flavor, and texture than previous processes, resulting in a consistent product.

* Best Hard Blue cheese at the 2005 World Cheese Awards

 

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – FAVORITE SUMMERTIME RECIPES

July 8, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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I’ve got a couple of recipes for this week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week, Buffalo Bacon Blue Burgers and Jill’s Potato Salad. Perfect family gathering recipes! The Buffalo Bacon Blue Burgers are made using Wild Idea Ground Buffalo, Olive Oil, Thyme, Chokecherry or Plum Preserves, and Blue Cheese. Also included is a recipe for Jill’s Potato Salad! A 2 for 1 Special today! You can find these recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Ground Buffalo along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wide Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

FAVORITE SUMMERTIME RECIPES
Here are a couple of our favorite “Jill” recipes to help make your summer or next celebration a little more delicious!

Buffalo Bacon Blue Burgers
The quintessential Buffalo Burger, complete with Buffalo Bacon, Blue Cheese and a touch of fruit preserves! This – soon to be new favorite, will have you making it again, and again and again. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

2 – 1 lb. Ground Buffalo
3 – tablespoons olive oil, plus a little more
1/2 – teaspoon mustard
2 – teaspoon ketchup
1/2 – teaspoon thyme
2 – teaspoon salt & pepper
1 – 10 oz. package Buffalo Bacon
6 – ounces blue cheese
½ – cup chokecherry or plum preserves, warmed
6 – hamburger buns

Preparation:

1 – Mix 2 tablespoons olive oil, mustard, ketchup, thyme, salt and pepper together.
2 – Mix above with Ground Buffalo until well incorporated.
3 – Divide into 6 portions and at pat out into bun size patties.
4 – In large skillet over medium high heat, add the other tablespoon of olive oil. Place buffalo bacon in pan and cook until crispy or desired doneness, turning once during cooking time.
5 – Preheat grill to high heat, 500 degrees. Insure grill grates are clean.
6 – Brush burgers with a little oil and place on grill. Close grill lid during grilling time. Grill for 1.5 minutes then turn. Repeat again on each side, grilling for a total of 6 minutes.
7 – After the last turn, top the burgers with blue cheese. Close lid and grill for an additional 3 minutes.
8 – Remove burgers from heat, cover and allow them to rest for a few minutes.
9 – Place Buffalo Blue Burgers on bun, top with crispy bacon and drizzle with a little of the warmed preserves. Delicious!
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/favorite-summertime-recipes

Jill’s Potato Salad
Everyone has a recipe for potato salad, but I have to tell you this one often gets, “the best potato salad I’ve ever had” comments. Hope you like it too! Best if made a few hours or day before serving, to allow flavors to emulsify.
Ingredients:

3 – lbs. organic potatoes, skins left on and washed
1 – dozen farm fresh eggs (or the best you can find), hard-boiled
½ – cup onion, minced
1 – cup celery, sliced
1 – teaspoon dill
2 – teaspoons Dijon mustard
½ tablespoon salt
½ – tablespoon black pepper
½ – teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 – teaspoon chili flake
¼ – cup dill pickle juice
1 – cup mayonnaise

Preparation:

1) Boil potatoes in slated water until tender. Drain and allow too cool.

2) Hard boil eggs, peel and slice with egg slicer and place in large bowl.

3) In separate bowl, mix the remaining ingredients together, stirring to incorporate.

4) Add mayonnaise mixture to eggs and mix together.

5) Cut potatoes in bite size pieces and add to egg mixture. Fold to incorporate. Season to taste.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/favorite-summertime-recipes

One of America’s Favorites – Buffalo Wings MONDAY

January 27, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Buffalo wings with blue cheese dressing

A Buffalo wing, in the cuisine of the United States, is an unbreaded chicken wing section (flat or drumette) that is generally deep-fried then coated and/or dipped in a sauce consisting of a vinegar-based cayenne pepper hot sauce and melted butter prior to serving. The Buffalo wing was invented in 1964 at Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York by Teressa Bellissimo. They are generally served hot, along with celery sticks and/or carrot sticks with blue cheese dressing for dipping.

Buffalo wings have gained in popularity in the United States and abroad, with some North American restaurant chains featuring them as a main menu item. The name “Buffalo” is now also applied to other spiced fried foods served with dipping sauces, including boneless chicken “fingers”, chicken fries, chicken nuggets, popcorn chicken, and shrimp. It also describes other dishes, such as pizza, that are seasoned with the Buffalo-style sauce or a Buffalo flavor seasoning.

There are several different claims about the invention of Buffalo wings. One of the claims is that Buffalo wings were first prepared at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York, by Teressa Bellissimo, who owned the bar with husband Frank in 1964. At the time chicken wings were inexpensive and undesirable, primarily being used for stock or soup.

Several versions of the story of the invention of the Buffalo wing have been circulated by the Bellissimo family and others including:

* Upon the unannounced, late-night arrival of their son, Dominic, with several of his friends from college, Teressa needed a fast and easy snack to present to her guests. It was then that she came up with the idea of deep frying chicken wings (normally thrown away or reserved for stock) and tossing them in cayenne hot sauce.
* Dominic Bellissimo (Frank and Teressa’s son) told The New Yorker reporter Calvin Trillin in 1980: “It was Friday night in the bar and since people were buying a lot of drinks he wanted to do something nice for them at midnight when the mostly Catholic patrons would be able to eat meat again.” He stated that it was his mother, Teressa, who came up with the idea of chicken wings.
* There was mis-delivery of wings instead of backs and necks for making the bar’s spaghetti sauce. Faced with this unexpected resource, Frank Bellissimo says that he asked Teressa to do something with them.
Although an article published about the Anchor Bar in a local newspaper during 1969 does not mention Buffalo wings, a local competitor of the Anchor Bar, Duff’s Famous Wings, began selling Buffalo wings in that year.

A cook preparing Buffalo wings

* Another claim is that a man named John Young, who moved to Buffalo from Alabama in 1948, began serving uncut chicken wings that were breaded, deep fried and served in his own special tomato based “Mambo Sauce” at his Buffalo restaurant beginning in 1964. Prior to opening his restaurant he had a conversation with a boxer who traveled and in a later interview Mr. Young recalled: “He told me that there was a restaurant in Washington, D.C. that was doing a good business with wings and I decided to specialize”. In the same interview Young stated that the Anchor Bar didn’t offer Buffalo wings as a regular menu item until 1974. He registered the name of his restaurant, John Young’s Wings ‘n Things, at the county courthouse before leaving the Buffalo area in 1970. In 2013, at the National Buffalo Wing Festival, held in Buffalo, New York, John Young’s contributions were acknowledged when he was inducted into the festival’s National Buffalo Wing Hall of Flame.

In 1977 the city of Buffalo issued an official proclamation celebrating Anchor Bar co-owner Frank Bellissimo declared July 29, 1977 to be Chicken Wing Day. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s Buffalo wings gained in popularity as a bar food and appetizer across the United States and Canada. Large franchises specializing in Buffalo wings have emerged, notably Buffalo Wild Wings founded in 1982 and Hooter’s in 1983. McDonald’s began selling Mighty Wings as an optional item in 1990 at their restaurant locations in the United States. In 1994, following four Super Bowl appearances by the Buffalo Bills football team, the Domino’s pizza chain added Buffalo wings to their national menu, followed by Pizza Hut the next year.

As the market for chicken wings became larger, restaurants began to create and use a variety of sauces in addition to buffalo sauce. Some of these new chicken wing sauces were influenced by Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Caribbean, and Indian cuisines. Other flavors created by restaurants include unique combinations, such as Blueberry BBQ Wing Sauce and Maple/Bacon Glaze for example, to help keep customer interest and grow their businesses. Because of the increased cost in the price of chicken wings, and a desire by some diners for a neater eating experience, restaurants began to offer a menu item called “boneless wings,” sometimes marketed under the name wyngz. Boneless wings are essentially small pieces of skinless, boneless chicken breast that are coated in flour and spices then fried or baked. They are usually coated in or served with similar sauces as chicken wings. The growth of popularity in recent years in Buffalo wing consumption and restaurants serving wings have led to actual and perceived shortages of chicken wings in the United States during certain times.

Roasted Chicken Wings

In many areas of the United States chicken wing festivals are held with Buffalo wings being used in competitive eating events, such as at Philadelphia’s Wing Bowl and the National Buffalo Wing Festival. It has also become commonplace for restaurants to offer a wing eating contest featuring a customer eating a certain number of wings, coated in their hottest sauce during a set period of time. Many bars and restaurants intentionally create an extra-hot sauce for this purpose, and customers are usually rewarded with their picture posted on the restaurant’s wall or website, a commemorative T-shirt, a free meal or a combination of rewards for successfully completing the challenge.

Chicken
The chicken wings used for Buffalo wings are usually segmented into three parts with the end section of the wing, called the flapper or pointer, being discarded. Typically, the wings are deep-fried in oil, without breading or flour until they are well browned. Alternatively, they may be baked, grilled, or broiled.

Sauce
Cayenne pepper, hot sauce and melted butter or margarine are the base of the Buffalo wing sauce, which may be made mild, medium, or hot. Commercial ready-to-use wing sauce is made with varying levels of spiciness. The cooked chicken wings are placed in a bowl or pot and shaken to coat the wings completely covering them in sauce before serving.

Service
Traditionally, Buffalo wings are usually served with small sticks of celery and blue cheese dipping sauce on the side. sliced carrots or whole baby carrots are often served with buffalo wings rather than the usual sides.

 

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Potato Pie – Buffalo Wing Style

January 22, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Potato Pie – Buffalo Wing Style. Made using the Wild Idea Ground Buffalo along with Jill’s Chili Seasoning (or other chili seasoning), Celery, Carrots, Green Onions, Wing Sauce, Potatoes, Mexican Blend Cheese, Blue Cheese, Eggs, and a Cup of Cream. All this and Baked in a Pie! You can find this delicious dish and purchase the Wild Idea Ground Buffalo along with all the Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

Potato Pie – Buffalo Wing Style “doesn’t taste like chicken” (serves 8)
Ground Buffalo sautéed with carrots, celery and onion and seasoned with “buffalo wing sauce” and then baked into a pie with golden potatoes and cheese. Yup – it’s pretty tasty.

Ingredients:

1 – pound Ground Buffalo
1 – tablespoon olive oil
3 – tablespoons Jill’s Chili Seasoning (or other chili seasoning)
2 – cups celery, chopped
1 – cup carrots, chopped
4 – green onions, chopped
1 – cup wing sauce
8 – potatoes, pre-cooked and chopped
8 – ounces Mexican blend cheese
4 – ounces blue cheese, crumbled
2 – eggs, beaten
¼ – cup cream

Preparation:

1 – In a sauté pan over medium high heat add the oil and crumble in the ground buffalo meat.
2 -Add the chili seasonings and stir in to incorporate, breaking up the meat with a spatula as you stir.
3 – Add the carrots celery and green onions and continue to cook until meat is browned and vegetables are slightly tender.
4 – Remove meat/vegetable mix from heat and allow the meat mixture to cool a bit, about 10 minutes.
5 – Lightly oil into a deep-dish pie pan.
6 – In a bowl mix the meat, potatoes and cheeses together.
7 – Whisk the eggs with the cream and fold into the mixture.
8 – Press the mixture into a deep dish pie-pan and cover with foil.
9 – Bake at 375° for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and palace under broiler until top is browned and crusty.
10 – Remove from heat and serve.

Serve with wing sauce and additional blue cheese crumbles or dressing. Note: If making ahead of time and refrigerating for baking later increase cooking time by 10 minutes.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/meat-pies-oh-my

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