Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Apple Blossom Brewing Company - Fayetteville, AR

Apple Blossom Brewing Company. New brewery and restaurant that just opened off Zion Road in Fayetteville. Great layout. Nicely designed. Only question we had was parking. It's built in a office/shop complex which means as more offices open less parking. Customers have already been having to park around the block due to full lot already. Enough on that. Onto the tenders......
ABBC offers Tempura Chicken Fingers as appetizer. Tempura recipe is a recipe from Japan. It's basically flour, egg, water, and vegetable oil stirred until a thick batter is formed. This gives the fingers the thick coating that you will see below.

I'm not a big fan of thick batter fingers but these were not bad at all. Had some type of seasoning added to it to give it a nice flavor and some parsley on top. You get five fingers for $5.95 which is not bad these days.

8 out of 10 Clucks

The Fries

They nailed it on the fries. Fresh cut. Evenly cooked throughout and crispy. Parsley again on top and some light seasoning. Could not get enough. You got a decent amount as you can see surprisingly for only $1.95. You don't see that very often under $2. Even soft drinks were $1.95. Most places are $2.49 now. So thumbs up to Apple Blossom for those prices.

9.5 out of 10 Fries

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Make Your Own Homemade KFC Original Recipe Tenders

 Hello strangers. I'm back after a 16 month hiatus. Just enjoying trying to be a good father to my son and and a good husband to my wife. Time flies.  I wrote 7 in 2010, 8 in 2011, and a total of one in 2012. I've missed doing these. I even have one I'm going to post that is 3 years old that I forgot to post. So you will get two this week. Going to try and write more than every 16 months going forward. :)

Remember when Kentucky Fried Chicken used to taste pretty darn good? That great original recipe that is still known world wide but just doesn't seem to be like it was back in the day? Well my wife came across someone who posted a recipe that says they found a blend that is close to the original recipe as you can get. We tried it out recently and I gotta say it's really good and very close to that taste. Here's how they turned out.........

They were fantastic. My wife says that they are the best I've ever done and taste better than most restaurants tenders that we have had. I'm blushing. I lightly breaded them and have to admit I almost doubled the amount of seasoning on all ingredients and it really made a difference between the first and second round. Would you like the recipe? Well here you go.....

1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon of All Seasoning
3/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup flour
2 teaspoon paprika

Like I said I almost doubled the above except on the flour. Try it and give me some feedback on how your tenders turned out and what you thought.

Just for the record. 10 of 10 clucks. But I'm bias. :)