Saturday morning arrived early this past weekend and at 5am I was loading up the truck with food, tools, supplies and my handy dandy Disc-It. Where was I heading? Camping? No. The wife is not much for “roughing it”. Instead we were on our way to participate in the 4th Annual Disc-It Round Up benefiting the UNM Children’s Hospital, which is part of the Children’s Miracle Network. Nevin Montano, the event organizer, and his family hold the hospital near and dear to their hearts because of the extraordinary care and support they received during a tragic time in their lives. They “give back” each year by putting on this amazing event, rounding up sponsors, gathering cooks, and hosting one of the most exceptional fundraisers you will ever attend.
|BBQ & Green Chile Chicken Wings|
Last year was my first year participating in the Disc-It Round Up AND my first year competing in an actual cooking contest. Cooking for the enormous hungry crowds proved to be challenging and a ton of work, but it was the most fun I’ve ever had, so I was really looking forward to this year’s festivities. There is a sense of camaraderie and purpose that makes this event really special. I disappeared for a bit when we first arrived, so that I could visit with the other cooks and meet many of the attendees. My wife accused me of running for Mayor of Disc-It-ville, but shaking hands and kissing babies is not my thing.
|Team AlbuKirky: Kirk, Cheryl, Patricia, Sean, Shay, Michael|
|Green Chile Chicken Wings with Crema Sauce|
2 lbs of Chicken Winglets
2 Tablespoons of AlbuKirky BBQ Rub or Green Chile Rub
Wash and pat dry winglets. Liberally season both sides of the chicken with the rub. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, overnight is best. Heat cooking oil in Disc-it to 350-375F. Add 7-10 pieces of chicken to the hot oil and fry for 4-6 minutes or to an internal temperature of 160F. Allow to cool and serve with AlbuKirky Seasonings BBQ Sauce or Green Chile Crema
Mix Green Chile Rub into crema to taste.