Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Superbowl treats!

Sunday night we threw a Superbowl party for some friends of ours. I decided to make lots of treats for our company. One of my favorite places to eat is the Cheesecake Factory. We don't have one here in Arkansas and the closest one is in Tulsa (2 hours away). We obviously don't eat there a lot but every time we are in Tulsa I beg Brock to take me there. His favorite appetizer there are the Buffalo Blasts. They are a fried buffalo shredded chicken with cheese in a wanton wrap then deep fried and served with Ranch! They are amazing!!! So I decided to recreate these for him for a Superbowl treat. I also made strawberry cake balls, chocolate peanut butter cookies, bacon wrapped wienies with a brown sugar glaze, and extra spicy cheese dip. My friend Mendy made an amazing bean dip, meatballs, and guacamole! Blake (Brock's brother) made pizza dip and Beau (Brock's little brother) brought sugar cookies! We also had peanut butter M&M's, pretzel M&M's, cinnamon sugar pecans, and pizza! We had a massive feast and my Buffalo Blasts were a huge hit!!!! So I thought I'd share the delicious recipe with you all....now keep in mind these are by no means low carb or low calorie or low fat...but they are amazing!!!!
Just some of our food! (Before Mendy came with her goodies.)

Buffalo Blasts

(a knock-off the the Cheesecake Factory)

1 pack of wanton wrappers (which they were out of so I used egg roll wraps)
3 chicken breast cooked, cooled, and shredded
Buffalo Sauce (I used 1/3 cup...use more or less depending on taste)
Monterey Jack Shredded cheese (about 3/4 a cup....a pinch for each wrap)
1 egg with a splash of water (beat well)
Oil (for frying)
Ranch and extra Buffalo sauce for dipping

Line a cookie sheet with lots of paper towels for after frying to help blot off the extra grease.
In a medium sized bowl mix shredded cooked chicken with buffalo sauce. Make sure all the chicken is covered in buffalo sauce.
Take a wanton or egg roll wrap and lay it like a diamond shape. Scoop a spoonful of the chicken mixture on the middle of the wrapper.

Sprinkle with cheese on top of the chicken.

Bring the bottom of the wrap up then fold in the sides. Brush some egg wash on the top to ensure that it stays sealed and none of the yumminess comes out.

Bring a large skillet 1/2 filled with oil to about 400 degrees (I used a candy thermometer...if you don't have one a way to make sure the oil is ready is to get your fingers wet with water and kinda splash the oil...if it sizzles then it is hot enough to start frying)

Fry each side about 2 to 3 minutes each. When both sides are browned transfer to cookie sheet to soak up the extra oil.

Serve with Ranch and Buffalo Sauce! ENJOY!!! I know we all did!!!


Anonymous said...

Hey Kim!! I'm wanting to make these. Where dd you pick up buffalo sauce?

Kim said...

I just got it at Wal-mart. No particular brand either, I think I went with what was on sale. :)