Spicy Cornmeal Waffles with Popcorn Chicken, Honey and Hot Sauce


Australian Gourmet Traveller recipe for spicy cornmeal waffles with popcorn chicken, honey and hot sauce.

What you will need

To serve: honey, hot sauce, thinly sliced spring onion and lime wedges

  Popcorn chicken 6 skinned and boned chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces

375 ml (1½ cups) buttermilk, well shaken

Juice of 2 limes

2 tbsp hot sauce

For deep-frying: vegetable oil

220 gm rice flour

75 gm (½ cup) self-raising flour

1½ tsp each ground chilli, ground cumin and smoked paprika

  Spicy cornmeal waffles 225 gm (1½ cups) plain flour

170 gm (1 cup) fine polenta

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1 tsp each ground chilli and ground cumin

600 ml buttermilk

90 gm melted butter

2 eggs

1 tbsp hot sauce

3 spring onions, thinly sliced


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