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4 of our favourite May The 4th recipes

Matt Basile | posted Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

May The 4th be with you! To celebrate Star Wars Day, chef Matt Basile from Fidel Gastro’s is sharing some of his favourite, out of this world recipes:

1. Light Saber Corn Dogs 

What you’ll need:

  • 8 all-beef hot dogs
  • 8 sturdy popsicle sticks or skewers
  • 1 cup fine cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1.5 cups 2% milk
  • 2 tbsp melted butter, cooled to room temperature
  • Red food colouring
  • blue or green food colouring

Method:

In a large mixing bowl, mix all your dry ingredients together, whisking the cornmeal, all-purpose flour, 2 tbsp brown sugar, 2 tsp baking powder, and 1 tbsp salt, until fully combined. Roll your hot dogs in the dry mix and set aside. This ensures the batter adheres to the hot dog when you fry it. In a separate bowl whisk your egg with room temperature melted butter. Add the buttermilk and 2% milk to the egg mixture and mix to combine. Slowly pour the wet mixture into your dry ingredients, whisking simultaneously until you have a smooth cornmeal batter. Split the batter in half and add red food colouring to one side and green to the other (for Sith and Jedi)

Preheat your frying oil to 375F

Using tongs, fully submerge and roll the hot dogs in your cornmeal batter until fully coated. One by one, carefully add them to the hot oil, moving them around slowly to ensure they don’t stick to the bottom of your heavy bottom pot. Fry the corn dogs for 3-4 minutes then flip them in the oil for another 2-3 minutes. When they have reached a golden brown colour (or the Jedi / Sith colour), remove them carefully from the oil with tongs onto a dish or tray layered with paper towel. Skewer each corn dog with a large stick.

 

2. Turkey Wings

What you’ll need:

  • 4 large whole turkey wings
  • 1L chicken or veg stock
  • 2 onions cut in half
  • 1 bunch fresh thyme
  • 1 lemon cut in half
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 cups flour
  • Brown coloured BBQ sauce
  • Side Hot sauce
  • Oil for frying pan optional

Method:

Lightly season wings in salt and pepper. Add the cut onions and fresh thyme, lemon and stock to a braising pan and place the wings in the stock. Cover the pan with parchment paper and tin foil wrapped tightly. Set in oven at 275F and cook for 2 hours. Remove from pan and let cool to room temp then toss in flour. Lightly fry the floured wings at 375F until crispy then brush with BBQ and add side hot sauce to make chewbacca noises.

 

3. Death Star Scotch Egg 

What you’ll need:

  • 2 eggs + 1 egg
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup panko
  • 3/4 pound ground pork
  • 1tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Chinese 5 spice
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 cup hoisin sauce
  • Chives or green onion for garnish
  • Oil for frying

Method:

Place 2 eggs in pot of warm water and bring to boil. Eggs should be in water from start to finish for 10 minutes total (not just once boiling). Remove from water and immediately run under cold water for a few minutes until the eggs feel cool in the han and remove sell.

Season pork with salt, pepper, 5 spice, ginger, and onion powder and wrap meat around egg. Place in fridge for 1 hour and then roll meat covered egg in flour, then whisked egg mixed with 1/4 cup water, then panko. Set frying oil to 325F and let cook for 12-15 minutes. paint scotch egg with hoisin and garnish with cut green onions.

 

4. Sith Margarita (makes 2)

What you’ll need:

  • 1.5 oz tequila blanco
  • 1.5 oz triple sec
  • 1.5 oz hounds black vodka
  • 3 oz lime juice
  • 1 tbsp egg white
  • Ice
  • 2 maraschino cherries

Method:

Add ice, tequila, vodka, tripe sec, lime juice and and egg white in a shaker and shake until cold. Pour into a glass and add 2 cherries

*Bonus if you can find black or or red sugar rim  – add it in!

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