Spicy Fried Chicken Party Sub

After a day of running errands, I just want something easy to fix so when I came across Food Network’s list of 50 party subs and saw #12 (spicy fried chicken), I knew I wanted to try it out.

This was so easy to make y’all ! The filling is just ranch coleslaw, fried buffalo chicken tenders (the ones I used just said spicy, figured it’d still work out just as well), dill pickle slices, and some extra ranch squeezed on the bread itself ! I was glad that the chicken had enough heat to it that you could still taste it even with the ranch getting used two ways. The only trouble I remotely had with this was the part where you’re supposed to hollow out the inside of the bread… I may have hollowed out so much that I started to create a small hole in the bottom of the bread. I just tried to fix it by putting some the hollowed out bread back in and pressing it down so it’d stay in place. I’d gladly make this again in a heartbeat !

For the actual recipe, click here.

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BBQ Oven-Baked Ribs

I love the idea of going low and slow on a grill/smoker to get a beautiful rack of ribs but I also love the idea of not getting sunburned and possibly ending up with heatstroke from staying outside in this hot a** weather that we’ve been having lately so when I came across this recipe for ribs that gets cooked in an oven I jumped at it ! When all was said and done, this was the end result:

The ribs are nice and tender and the glaze is sweet but not so sweet that you feel like you’re eating candy. There was still a decent amount of barbecue sauce leftover so I just dipped the meat back into the extra sauce and it only made it better. If you don’t want to cook up some ribs outside or simply can’t afford to have a grill/smoker due to space or cost, this is a recipe worth making !

This recipe came from delish. Click here for the recipe.

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New York Hot Dog Onion Sauce

New York is famous for a lot of food and one of those is the hot dogs they sell there. I’ve never had a chance to go there so when I came across this recipe, I was excited at the possibility of getting a somewhat close replica of what people in New York get to eat.

Trying a bite of the onion sauce on its own, it tasted sweeter than I was expecting it to and made me a little unsure of whether it was gonna taste good on a hot dog or not but it surprised me how great it tasted on the hot dog with the sauerkraut and spicy brown mustard ! Everything just balances each out and even though I really had planned on only eating one hot dog, after taking a bite of this I knew I’d be coming back for seconds.

If you’d like to try this recipe out yourself, just click here.

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Sloppy Josephs

I’m used to eating meat-based sloppy joes but not nearly as many vegan versions. This one packs enough flavor that you won’t even miss the meat ! If you’re like me and you don’t like bell pepper being in your sloppy joes/josephs, I omitted the bell pepper called for in this recipe and it still turned out awesome. If you choose to make this, the barbecue sauce recipe’s gonna yield around 4 cups and you’ll only need 1/4 cup per recipe. Don’t throw away all the extra barbecue sauce ! It tastes even better after it sits overnight in the fridge and my mom and me just love using it as a dipping sauce with vegan “chicken” nuggets.

This recipe actually from a cookbook and not a website, the book is called Quick & Easy Vegan Comfort Food by Alicia C. Simpson. I know for sure you can find this book on Barnes & Noble or Amazon.

I wasn’t paid in any form to promote the cookbook, Barnes & Noble or Amazon.

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Copycat Texas Roadhouse Rattlesnake Bites

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I thought it would be fun to share a fried food every Friday, a sort of “Fry-day Friday”. Today I tried out delish’s “Copycat Texas Roadhouse Rattlesnake Bites“. Not having much experience frying, this felt like it was a bit of work but after biting into one of these, it was all worth it ! The cheese gets all melted and gooey (as you can tell in the second picture), there’s some nice heat from the jalapeƱo and the pepperjack cheese I used in place of the Monterey Jack, and the panko I used when I realized I forgot to buy plain bread crumbs probably gave this recipe a crispier texture than the bread crumbs would have. These bites can stand on their own but dipping them into some ranch takes it to the next level of deliciousness !

If there’s one part of this that I couldn’t deliver on as well as I’d hope, it’s the part where they tell you to shape the balls of cheese and squeeze tight. I really thought I had but when it came time to fry them, some of the balls started to look a bit more… patty shaped. Thankfully they were still just as delicious, just in a different shape.

I really do hope you try these out for yourself, they would make a great gameday snack or general party food !

Legally, I have to mention that I wasn’t paid in any way to mention delish.

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