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Creamy Blue Cheese Buffalo Burgers

Makes two

Crispy buffalo chicken:

2-4 free range, boneless, skinless chicken thighs (depending on size - I used one per person but could have gone up to two)

Neutral cooking oil

¼ cup flour

Salt and pepper

1 tsp cayenne pepper

Buffalo hot sauce (I used Culley’s and it was amazing. You could try making it if you wanted to be fancy)

  1. Unfold the chicken thighs and give them a gentle bash (covered in glad wrap, then use a rolling pin) to flatten slightly.

  2. Heat 2cm neutral cooking oil in a heavy bottomed frying pan to a medium heat.

  3. In a medium bowl, place the flour, salt and pepper, and cayenne pepper, and stir gently.

  4. Douse the chicken in the flour to ensure it is well coated.

  5. Using tongs, place the chicken in the oil and fry until crispy and golden. This should take about 4 minutes per side (depending on the thickness of the pieces). I flipped mine a couple of times to ensure each side was golden. Test a piece of chicken to check it is cooked through if you’re worried.

  6. Cook the chicken in batches to avoid overcrowding the pan.

  7. Rest the chicken pieces for a couple of minutes in a sieve or on a wire cooling rack - this helps keep it crispy (whoever knew that paper towels were a bad idea?! I learned that and more about frying chicken from this article).

  8. Place the chicken pieces in a medium bowl and douse in buffalo sauce. Remove with tongs and add to the burger.

Blue cheese mayo:

60g Mainland Creamy Blue Cheese, crumbled

3 heaped tbsp mayonnaise

2 celery sticks, thinly sliced on the diagonal

Using a fork, mix the blue cheese into the mayo. Add the celery and mix well to combine.

 

To assemble the burgers:

2 burger buns of your choice, toasted or grilled (I used Wild Wheat hamburger buns - so good)

Iceberg lettuce

Chicken (above)

Blue cheese mayo (above)

 

Take your toasted buns, place iceberg lettuce on the bottom bun. On the lid, apply a thick layer of blue cheese mayo. Place the hot-sauced chicken piece (or pieces) on the lettuce, then place the lid on. ENJOY.  


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