100 Favorite Dishes, No. 84: Stuffed Chicken Wings at Sakhuu

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No Frank's or blue cheese in sight.
To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me.

Every kitchen has its hazing practices. Jiro Ono of the famous Sukiyabashi Jiro makes young sushi apprentices wring out scalding hot towels with their bare hands as customers look on; the French make students turn carrots until their hands cramp; and Kyla Phomsavanh of Sakhuu makes his cooks (and himself) do unthinkable things to hundreds of chicken wings.

The cooks somehow manage to remove the two small bones from the outer segment of the wing, leaving the skin and tip intact. The meat is then ground and mixed with cilantro, onions, toasted rice and other seasonings before it's stuffed back into the skin like a tiny poultry balloon. The results are then baked until the wings are tender and cooked through, to be flash-fried when an order is placed.

That last step renders any remaining fat from the skin, which is the secret to producing a thin, almost translucent crust that cracks and crunches when you take a bite. Carved into thin coins and fanned out on a plate in a sauce sweetened with honey, the two wings make for an impressive introduction to Sakhuu's menu. Every diner should order them.

No. 100: Pastrami Egg Rolls at Blind Butcher
No. 99: Chicken-fried Steak at Tom's Burgers and Grill
No. 98: Pasta with Uni Butter at Nonna
No. 97: Camarón en Agua Chile at La Palapas
No. 96: The Wings at Lakewood Landing
No. 94: Chicken Kebab at Afrah
No. 93: Trompo Tacos at Bachman Lake
No. 92: Fish and Chips at 20 Feet
No. 91: Canelés at Village Baking Co.
No. 90: Banh Mi from La Me
No. 88: The Burgers at Off-Site Kitchen
No. 87: The White Album at Spoon
No. 86: Ramen at Tei An
No. 85: Tacos at Revolver Taco

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I like the idea of that; I'm going to try to make something like that for dinner.   But I was going to make stuffed stuffed poblano's........hmmmmmm? (dilemma).  But I am trying to stay away from red meat, and everyone knows that peppers must be stuffed with beef; maybe some diced jalapeno's and red onion tossed in said mix with Italian bread crumbs, parm, fajita spice and fresh basil-maybe some dill. Oh Schmidt, I almost forget to put the Ricotta in, maybe some diced black olives. 

Me and the 5 year old went full bore this weekend, making the following: 

-Beef Jerky

-Hickory Smoked Porkloin w/a Fruit Chili Paste

-Fried Chicken Tenderloin Wrap w/Sriracha and Ranch

-Home made Pizza w/Salami

-Peanut Waffles

-Quinoa Salad and Taco's

-Smoked Potato Salad w/Sour Cream, dill, oven roasted peppers, and fresh tomatoes


Truly a marvelous concoction.

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@kergo1spaceship Recommendation: homemade pizza with bacon (the good stuff from whole foods or central market), pineapple, and jalapenos (saute them first with some onions).

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