Crispy chicken and waffles with milk-stout cheese sauce

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You’ll want to serve this cheese sauce with everything, so make a double batch!


1 pack County Fair drumsticks

salt and milled pepper

1 cup cake flour

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp dried oregano

3 eggs, whisked

2 cups breadcrumbs

vegetable oil for frying

Cheese sauce:

3 tbsp cake flour

3 tbsp butter

¼ cup milk stout

1 cup milk

½ cup grated mature cheddar

2 tbsp chopped chives

salt and milled pepper

2 packets (2 each) fresh waffles, toasted


  • Season chicken generously.
  • Combine flour, garlic powder and oregano into a large bowl.
  • Dip each drumstick into flour mixture, egg and breadcrumbs respectively.
  • Deep-fry in hot oil for 10-12 minutes until golden and cooked through. Drain on kitchen paper.
  • Heat butter in a saucepan and whisk in butter until smooth.
  • Whisk in beer and slowly add milk while stirring.
  • Cook over medium heat for 5-6 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  • Whisk in cheese, chives and season well.
  • Serve crispy chicken with toasted waffles and drizzle with cheese sauce.
Cook’s note: Omit the milk stout if following a strict no-alcohol diet.