LIVING A CREATIVE LIFE
WITH SUZANNE CLARK
Wing Ding of a Burger
I am a mother of five children. One thing all my children have in common is their love for chicken wings. I decided to create a burger I knew everyone would enjoy. Basically, everything you love about your favorite wings is rolled into this burger. I took the vegetables that are typically served on the side, and put them in the burger with the bright, tangy flavors of ranch dressing. For the surprise crunch, I used none other than potato chips to deliver the “fried taste of wings” in an unexpected way. The flavorful blue cheese mellows out the bite of the hot wing sauce. A classic made better!
2 pounds of ground chicken
1/3 cup mayo
½ cup finely chopped celery
½ cup finely chopped onion
½ cup finely chopped carrot
1 1 ounce package of dry ranch salad dressing mix
5 ounces of blue cheese
6.5 ounces soft herb and garlic cheese such as Alouette or herb and garlic soft cream cheese
1 clove of crushed garlic
2 tablespoons of milk
Enough vegetable oil to oil grill with
1 cup of your favorite wing sauce
Enough tin foil to cover burgers
Potato Crisped Buns
1 cup of crushed potato chips
¾ cup mayo
6 Soft, fresh bakery hamburger buns
Preheat grill to medium heat on gas grill.
Combine ground chicken, mayo, celery, onion, carrot and ranch dressing mix in a large bowl. Divide into six equal patties and place in refrigerator. Chill for a minimum of one hour.
While burgers are chilling, mix together soft cheese, blue cheese, garlic and milk.. Let chill until needed.
When burgers have been chilled, place cold burgers on well greased grill. Try not to move them too much to prevent them from breaking apart. Cook 5-7 minutes each side. When grilling is complete, place burgers on plate. Cover both sides well with sauce. Cover with foil while creating buns.
To prepare buns, mix mayo and crushed potato chips together. Divide among the six bun tops. Press chip mixture in and flatten on bun. Place an oven proof skillet on hot grill. Place buns chips side down into pan. Cook until crispy and golden brown, 3-4 minutes.
To assemble burgers, spread 1/6 of cheese mixture on chicken patty. Place cheese topped burger on potato crisped bun. This is one wing-ding of a burger!