Thursday, June 05, 2008

Thank Goodness It's (my own) Friday's 3-for-ALL

I took my 2nd-to-last final on Tuesday (immunology). To celebrate, and make-up for the past few studying days where I haven't cooked any proper meals for JLo, I decided to make Buffalo Chicken Wings. But having only buffalo wings for dinner sounded kinda dull... so since i had nothing else to do, I just went ahead and made the whole Friday's 3-for-all platter! From the mozzarella sticks to the bleu cheese sauce, it's all from SCRATCH! Hahaha, talk about having TOO much time on my hands. Making this plate of appetizers is actually really simple... so there's no need to wait for TGI Friday's to come to POZ. If, like me, you have lots of time on your hands, be sure to try this sometimes! Just don't be too surprised if you break out with pimples the next day... it's fatty and fried XD.

TGI Friday's Three-for-ALL appetizer

Buffalo Chicken Wings (recipe below)
Mozzarella Sticks (recipe below)
Baked Potato Skins (recipe below)
Celery sticks
Bleu cheese Dressing (recipe below)
Marinara Sauce (recipe below)
Sour Cream (I left this out)

Buffalo Chicken Wings


  • oil for deep frying
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce
  • few dashes of Tabasco (taste to your liking)
  • 1 dash ground black pepper
  • 1 dash garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 10 chicken wings

  1. In a small bowl mix together the flour, paprika, cayenne pepper and salt.
  2. Place chicken wings in a large nonporous glass dish or bowl and sprinkle flour mixture over them until they are evenly coated. Cover dish or bowl and refrigerate for 60 to 90 minutes.
  3. Combine the butter, hot sauce, Tabasco, pepper and garlic powder in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir together and heat until butter is melted and mixture is well blended. Set aside.
  4. Heat oil in a deep fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). The oil should be just enough to cover wings entirely, an inch or so deep. Fry coated wings in hot oil for 10 to 15 minutes, or until parts of wings begin to turn brown. Remove from heat, place wings in serving bowl, add hot sauce mixture and stir together.
Mozzarella Sticks

  • Mozzarella cheese, cut into 6 sticks or cubes
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • Oil, for frying


  1. In a deep fryer or deep Dutch oven, melt about 2 to 3 inches of oil or vegetable shortening over high heat; continue to heat until temperature reaches 365.

  2. Place the flour in a shallow bowl or pie plate.

  3. Beat the eggs in a bowl.Place the seasoned bread crumbs in another shallow bowl or pie plate.

  4. One at a time, roll each mozzarella cube or stick in the flour, dip in the eggs, then coat thoroughly with the bread crumbs.

  5. Fry until golden brown.

Potato Skins
from Ultimate Twice Baked Potatoes


  • 4 large baking potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • a small handful of bacon bits
  • 1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 3 teaspoons green onions


  1. Wash and steam potatoes in 大同 rice cooker with 1.5 cups of water (or until soft).
  2. Slice potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop the flesh into a large bowl; save skins.
  3. Meanwhile, cook bacon in a skillet until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  5. Drizzle the potato skins with some oil and bake for 15 minutes.
  6. Top the potato skins with bacon bits and cheese. Bake for another 15-20 minutes until cheese has melted and potato skins has turned golden brown.
  7. Serve with Sour Cream.
Bleu Cheese Sauce

  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Bleu Cheese, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon Milk
  • 1 tablespoon White Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder

  1. Combine all and mix well.
  2. Refrigerate and serve with Buffalo Chicken wings and celery sticks.
Marinara Sauce

  • 1/2 cup tomato concentrate
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  1. Combine all and mix well.
  2. Refrigerate and serve with Mozzarella Sticks.

Thank Goodness It's (my own) Friday's 3-for-ALL


  1. for the potatoes: can i boil them instead of steaming them?

  2. Yes, you can steam, boil, or bake them. Just as long as it's soft and the skins are intact :)

  3. how do you get the skin to be intact? what kind of potatoes did u use? i steamed them but the skin got off :(

  4. i usually just use whatever potatoes they're selling at the supermarket. Try handling them carefully and put them in cold running water? If not, Microwaving the potatoes is also a fast way to go

  5. do you scoop out when its hot or do we need to wait till it cools down?

  6. i usually let it cool down a bit so it's easier to handle them :)