Sweet Chilli Fried Chicken and Buttermilk Chive Waffles paired with Rauch Geek Breakfast

My birthday was a few weeks ago and my dad got me a Walmart gift card. Some people may think this is weird, some may think it is awesome. I’m one of the latter. Walmart has so many cooking appliances and they are incredibly cheap. Naturally, the first things I bought were a deep fryer and a waffle maker because I was trying to be healthy…not. I was determined to go home and make chicken and waffles. The one dilemma with chicken and waffles is that they take all day to make, but the waiting and anticipation of deliciousness makes them taste that much better. I knew I didn’t want my chicken and waffles to be the same old boring chicken and waffles you can get at any southern restaurant. I needed to step it up a notch. What better way to do that than with sweet chilli sauce? This is probably one of my favorite condiments/additions/sauces. Its such an great ingredient too because it’s sweet and spicy character makes it versatile and easy manipulate in a variety of dishes. To meld the waffles with the chicken, I decided on the addition of chives and garlic powder. The savory character of the waffles and the sweet-n-spicy chicken worked perfectly together and looked gorgeous on the plate. It also put me into a food coma. If you too want to go into a food coma of pure bliss, try out the sweet chili fried chicken and buttermilk chive waffles. You will not be disappointed – unless you’re a vegetarian and in that case, start eating meat.

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Fried Jalapeño Potatoes

A word of warning before cooking up these deliciously spicy potatoes: consider wearing gloves. Seriously though, my hands were on fire for the whole night. Also, don’t even think about itching your eye or washing your face. I made both those mistakes and it felt like Satan was playing a cruel practical joke on me. It doesn’t matter how many times you wash your hands, the jalapeños will always win. Nevertheless, you should definitely make this recipe because it is extremely tasty.  Brandon and I loved it and we ate it all so no one else could love it. At first there is a lot of spice and smokiness from the jalapeños and paprika but after a few bites, you’ll start to notice the rosemary and chives hindering in the background. Grab a Tempter IPA by Telluride Brewing Company to wash it all down and you will be one happy camper.

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