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Weekend Cooking: Air-fried Peri-peri Wings

Yeah you read it right: air-fried.  The other day I put my Philips HD 9220 airfryer up for sale via the Preloved group on Facebook, since I’ve had it for years and only used it less than 5 times. When one of the potential buyers asked me to test it to see if it still works, I tested it on some French fries, and after some thought I decided to keep the airfryer after all.

I personally find air-fried chicken to be much juicier than deep fried ones, and with just a drizzle of oil it can be just as crispy.  This time I decided to try making some spicy wings to see if it is just as good as the regular deep fried ones. These turned out great.  Just be careful with your cooking time; undercooking chicken is definitely not a good idea, but overcooking will result in pretty tough meat.

Yay for yummy, healthy (or healthiER, rather?) food!

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The Dinner Club: Chilli Con Carne and Chili Con Queso

The last time I did a Tex Mex dinner party I made a Chilli Con Carne and Chilli Con Queso combination, and it was indeed a very good dish to have.  I wasn’t blown away by the Carne, but the Queso was delish.  This time, I decided to bring back the Queso, while putting my own twist on a new Carne recipe.

We served this over fries, but the leftovers are great with tortilla chips or even plain boiled rice.  Enjoy!

Based on the recipe by BBC Good Food, and Emeril Lagasse.

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The Dinner Club: Taco Salad

For the recent Dinner Club meet, I wanted to balance out all the cheesy goodness with some semblance of a veggie dish.  It also has to be something that isn’t so “healthy” it ends up just being ignored the entire night.  So I ended up with this taco salad, which turned out to be a hearty, delicious surprise.  Highly recommended!

Based on the recipe for the Quick Taco Salad on MyRecipes.

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The Dinner Club: Sweet and Spicy Asian Wings

Since pizza was on the menu for our first Dinner Club meet, I was wondering what would be nice to go with it.  At the usual pizza places like Domino’s or Papa John’s, the set meals would usually include some mix of popcorn chicken, breadsticks, or barbequed chicken wings.  While I could’ve made my buffalo chicken wings, the whole point of the Dinner Club was to try out new recipes, so finally I decided on these spicy  “Asian” wings.  Double quotes because it’s an ang moh’s take on what is Asian food.  I must say, they are absolutely delicious! These wings stay super crispy even at room temperature, and the sauce is big on flavor.  The guys say it’s the perfect snack to munch on in front of the telly.  Will definitely be making this again and again!

Based on the recipe by Emeril Lagasse.

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