The Crack Shack; Richard Blais
Richard Blais Blogs: These Fried Chicken ‘Oysters’ Are Even Better for Game Day Than Wings (No Bones About It)
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I love this dish because it’s creative but also familiar. The brine and tartar sauce kind of trick you into thinking you are having seafood, but at the end of the day they are a nice upgrade on fried chicken wings — football’s favorite tailgate food. But when you are watching a good game, who’s got time for bones?
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