Dude Food For All – #fiftybuckstofeedfour

June 26, 2013

Wednesday, hump day, that mid-week ‘oh thank sweet sweet cherries there’s only two days to go’ feeling. Wednesday also means… #fiftybuckstofeedfour. I decided to do it a day early because of timetables & such. I went all dude food on the housemates – they weren’t complaining as one of them is an actual dude & the girls in the house (that would be myself & the Sammie’nator) well we eat just about anything. Dudes love beer yes? They love sticky wings yes? They love smashy, crispy tatties yes? & we know, we just know they love crispy onion rings. So. Dude food with a brew for #fiftybuckstofeedfour was born…

CAUTION: The word crispy is said fairly often in this post. Fairly often.

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Spoil the okes with this one. Or the okes can spoil their lady because some girls really do like to chow. & like beer. & like crispy, cheesy carbs with their beer…

Sticky, Sticky, Sticky Wings With Smashy, Crispy, Cheesy Tatties & Holey ‘Oh’ Onion Rings *that’s book material right there & you can now take a deep breath – you know it was worth it*

For The Sticky, Sticky, Sticky Wings:

1/2 cup (125ml) *chukney* (that’s chutney)

1/2 cup (125ml) tom sauce (that’s tomato sauce)

Sprinkle Sprinkle of smoked paprika (or the usual kind)

Drizzle Drizzle of Worcestershire Sauce

1/2 tsp (2.5ml) dried chilli flakes

1 packet chicken wings, cut into *winglets*

Magic Maldon & a black pepper burst

Whack that oven up full blast. Combine all ingredients in a large baking dish, add a good amount of that s+p & mix well. Bang into the oven for 25-30 minutes until cooked through & super sticky- almost char like.

Smashy, Crispy, Cheesy Tatties:

4 large tatties, cooked with skins on (boiled till tender)

Super good glug of olive oil

Magic Maldon & black pepper burst

1 tsp (5ml) dried rosemary, or thyme or mixed herbs (whatever you have)

A super scatter of grated Parmesan (use whatever last bit is lurking in the fridge or some cheddar)

With the oven still on full blast – slice the potatoes, place on a baking tray & smash with a fork. Add the o.oil glug, s+p & scatter with herbs. Roast for a good 25 minutes until golden & crispy, then scatter with cheese & pop under the grill till even more crispy, golden, smashy & cheesy.

For the Holy ‘Oh’ Onion Rings – just slice two fatso onions into rings. Combine 1 cup (125ml) flour & 1/2 – 1 cup cold sparkling h20 *you want a smooth consistency* add some s+p & a dash of dried chilli flakes. Dip your rings into the batter & fry in hot oil until puffy & crispy.

Then you just eat everything all together – clever. You also add the beer of your choice into the mix because that doesn’t fall within the meal budget – it is but an extra.

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‘Dude Food Means Mood Food’ – that came from the boys mouth – typical. Don’t take his word for it but just know that it was all damn good & all sorts of delicious & all damn good & we licked our fingers.

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