Carla hall dishes on her new nyc restaurant _ am new york

The hotly anticipated new spot from the celeb chef celebrates hot chicken, a specialty of Nashville, Hall’s hometown. Homemade chicken strips recipe Initially eyed for a fall 2015 opening, the restaurant debuted this week in the Columbia Street Waterfront District with a limited menu and hours, and a grand opening is slated for June 17.

“The South is where a lot of the regional food has come from for the country, so each region is very different, and Nashville food is very different from North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, certainly from New Orleans,” Hall says. Easy chicken fingers recipe “I’m just bringing my version of Southern soul food to Brooklyn.

Oven fried chicken fingers This is the food I grew up with having for Sunday supper throughout my childhood at my grandmother’s.”

This is my first restaurant period. Homemade chicken fingers recipe So, I mean, it’s funny that it started in New York. Chicken strips recipe easy It was more about, I’d want to say convenience, because I’m here doing “The Chew.” I decided to open up with Evan [Darnell], I don’t think anything can prepare you for this. Chicken tenders recipe healthy It’s a process and a lot more steps than you can ever imagine. Chicken tenders recipe ideas It’s been invigorating, and it’s a lot of work. Chicken tenders recipe oven I don’t think we could have anticipated the delays, be it financial or just because it’s the business of getting open.

We always had our basic menu — we knew we were going to do hot chicken and Southern sides. Baked chicken fingers panko I think the main thing that’s been welcoming is the response people have had to the food. Crispy chicken fingers recipe At least with Barclays, we’ve been able to work out some kinks and do batch cooking we wouldn’t have been able to do anywhere else. Easy chicken fingers The only thing from Barclays that’s the same is the mac and cheese, potato salad and chicken fingers — we don’t have sandwiches on our menu in Brooklyn but we have sandwiches at Barclays — and the hot chicken. How to cook chicken fingers But it’s a medium [at Barclays] — it’s for the masses, so we couldn’t make it as hot.

Hot chicken is a Southern fried chicken that most people know, and it’s tossed in a spicy oil. How to make homemade chicken fingers Some call it a spicy paste, but ours is more of an oil, you don’t have the sediment from the spices on the chicken. Deep fried chicken tenders recipe You do a little bit, but it’s not really a taste. Chicken strips recipe ideas And the spice level goes from mild, a sweet heat, to really really hot, which is our “boomshakalaka” level 6 heat. Zaxby’s chicken fingers recipe I can’t eat that. Dipping sauce for chicken fingers I can barely eat the four. Oven chicken fingers I’m a lightweight when it comes to the heat. Chicken fingers recipe fried Of course you can get it with no oil at all. Deep fried chicken fingers recipe I think hot chicken has become really popular as spicy foods have become popular. Chicken strips recipe oven You saw sriracha several years ago, people juts eat hot food for sport. How to make chicken strips batter I’m hoping that we really try to encourage people to go for flavor with the heat, and not gratuitous heat. Zaxby’s chicken finger plate calories But it’s exciting to me, hot chicken being on the map, and my hometown, and how well the hot chicken has done in Nashville. Recipe chicken fingers People have been drawn to Nashville.

It’s different peppers, so we use habanero peppers, cayenne, ghost peppers, some African peppers — we have bird’s eye peppers. Baked chicken tenders calories And in addition to the powdered, pepper, we add some fruit — it could be pineapple or mango or banana, and then it has onion powder. Cooking chicken tenders on stove It’s a number of spices, but we really try to balance the spice and bring out some of the fruit notes of the peppers.

I think the first thing they will notice in the restaurant is it’s very homey — not only the food but the ambience we’re trying to create. Homemade chicken tenders fried We really want it to feel like you’re coming into someone’s home, probably my grandmother’s house, from the pictures on the walls to the old-fashioned but new wallpaper. Baked chicken strips in oven We really want people to feel comfortable. How to make chicken strips in the oven There’s community style-seating. How long to cook chicken tenders at 350 And in terms of the sides, all of the sides are vegetarian. Arby’s chicken tenders calories I knew if I’m going to focus on one protein, then all the sides needed to be something that is approachable for everyone. Making chicken fingers I didn’t want vegetarians to come and only have two choices. Dip for chicken fingers And our kitchen is nut-free as well. Sauce for chicken fingers There are lots of fun drinks, too. Healthy baked chicken fingers I don’t drink — there are some fun mocktails, which I think is very important.

I was. Pan fried chicken fingers My partner Evan, we’ve been working with Bittermilk, they do these drink compounds. Homemade baked chicken fingers We had some help from the outside. Homemade chicken fingers baked But of course, being someone who doesn’t drink, I was interested in having interesting mocktails, some things that aren’t overly sweet. Ultimate chicken fingers One thing I’ve always wanted to do was go up to a bar and run up a tab. Homemade fried chicken fingers We have everyone covered, from frozen drinks to wine and beer, mocktails, sweet tea soda, we have shots, we have low-end wine and have some good wine. How long to bake chicken fingers So for a small space, we have planned a lot in there.

We’re always going to have banana pudding. How long to cook chicken fingers We’re going to do other desserts for the day. Chicken fingers in oven Some of those will be my grandmother’s five flavor pound cake. How long to fry chicken fingers We will do other pies and bars. Homemade chicken fingers fried We have buttermilk soft serve. Homemade chicken strips batter We have an apple pie soda from Pure Sodaworks from Chattanooga, Tennessee. Homemade chicken strips fried My vision is someone can have a float with the buttermilk ice cream and apple pie soda, with a couple of cookies on top for the crust.

Right, our market is a hutch — it’s one piece of furniture. Homemade chicken plucker fingers They are some of my favorite things that we have curated from Nashville or parts of the South. Zaxby’s chicken fingers calories The idea is for you to come to our place and learn a little bit more about Nashville and the people and things that are coming out of Nashville, so should you go to Nashville, you know a little bit more about it, or are inspired to go there.

I hope so. Fried chicken fingers calories I think it’s very easy in the summer, I think we’re opening at the right time. Chicken fingers nutrition facts The true test is going to come in the winter, when it’s so cold and that chill is coming off the water, and I think that’s when we’re going to have to kick in with deliveries. Applebees chicken tenders calories That being said, I’m hoping that not only the neighborhood will support us, but people will become — I don’t want to say addicted, that’s a little over the top — I’m hoping … Batter for chicken fingers they will come back over the winter when it’s not convenient. Crispy baked chicken fingers I’m hoping we’ll do a fair amount of catering for the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons — this is actually the food that I make for my family for the holidays. Chicken fingers oven It’s a lot of the celebration food.