The Boon Fly Cafe is renowned as a go-to pit stop for people road-tripping in the Napa Valley. And when the people come, much of the time it’s for a few of Boon Fly’s signature items, like our lip-smacking Chicken and Waffles. Due to popular demand, we decided to share the love and give out the recipe. Please share your feedback and photos on our Facebook page if you make the recipe at home. We want to hear from you!
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Recipe for Fried Chicken:
1- 3 Pound All Natural Chicken Cut into 10 pcs
2 Cups Franks Hot Sauce
1 Cup Buttermilk
1 TBL Onion Powder
1 TBL Garlic Powder
2 Cups AP Flour
Kosher Salt & Freshly Ground Pepper
Process: Place chicken in a large bowl with hot sauce, buttermilk, onion and garlic powder and mix well to evenly coat chicken pieces. Place in a container and refrigerate for 24 hours to marinate.
Recipe for Waffles:
2 Cups AP Flour
¼ Cup Malt Flour
2 TBL Corn Meal
2 TBL Sugar
1 ¼ TSP Baking Powder
½ TSP Salt
2 Cup Whole Milk
¼ Cup Melted Butter
1 TBL Vanilla Extract
Process: In a large bowl mix all dry ingredients together. Add eggs, then milk, vanilla and melted butter. With a whisk mix wet ingredients thoroughly into dry. Let batter rest for 10 minutes before using.
Remove chicken from marinade and season with salt and pepper. Dredge in AP Flour and fry at 350 degrees for 13 minutes. While chicken is frying, place batter in a waffle iron a cook until done. Place waffle on bottom of plate, spread with butter and sprinkle powder sugar. Place pieces of Fried Chicken atop waffle and serve with warm Maple Syrup on the side.
Come visit us next time you’re in the Napa Valley or if you’re staying at The Carneros Inn.