Sunday, February 3, 2013

Buffalo Drumsticks with Sweet Potato Fries

Are you ready for some football?!?!?!

Me? I'm not all that interested in this year's match-up. Although I enjoy watching the pig skin getting thrown around now and again, I'm not the biggest fan of the sport. But if there's one occasion every year for America to rally together and jointly participate in an activity, then it just might be the Super Bowl. Some people watching the big game are actually invested in rooting for their favorite team (or against their most hated) as they run down the field toward the goal line—I would posit most of the population is more interested in the commercials, half-time show (who doesn't love a good BeyoncĂ© performance?), beer, and food. Since Da Bears are no where to be found and New York isn't represented this year it looks like I'll be lumping myself into the latter category. Kick-off is merely hours away and it's time to prep the food table—buffalo wings are a classic game day snack and here I offer you an easy, baked version using chicken legs served with delicious sweet potato fries.

Buffalo Drumsticks:
  • drumsticks
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • garlic powder
  • paprika
  • vegetable oil
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. sugar
Procedure:
  1. Preheat oven to 450˚F.
  2. Season chicken with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika; drizzle lightly with oil and toss to coat.
  3. For the buffalo sauce, melt butter and combine with hot sauce, vinegar, and sugar.
  4. Place chicken in the oven, basting with sauce every 10 minutes for a total of 30-40 minutes until done.

Baked Sweet Potato Fries:
  • sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into sticks
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • garlic powder
  • paprika
  • vegetable oil
Procedure:
  1. Preheat oven to 450˚F.
  2. Season potatoes with salt, pepper, garlic, and paprika; drizzle with oil and toss to coat; spread evenly in one layer on a sheet tray.
  3. Bake in oven, stirring every 10 minutes, for about 30 minutes total until cooked and crisp.

1 comment:

  1. This looks super freaking delish. Definitely trying the sweet potato fries!

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