Dame’s Chicken and Waffles shares comfort food favorites

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- On this edition of Recipe Wednesday, Dame's Chicken and Waffles -- one of Greensboro's newer restaurants -- shared some recipes for fried chicken, specialty waffles and other soul food favorites.

The restaurant is located at 301 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive.  It also has a location at 317 West Main St. in Durham.

You can check out some of the recipes they shared below or visit dameschickenwaffles.com for their full menu and more information.

Mac ‘N Cheese

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 quart heavy cream
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey
  • 1 cup grated parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons spice blend
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lb. noodles

Cook butter and flour together over medium high heat for 2 minutes; add heavy cream and cook for 3-5 minutes until slightly thickened; add nutmeg; remove from heat; add 1 cups of cheddar cheese and whisk; let rest for 3-4 minutes

Combine sauce and remaining ingredients in a large mixing bowl; transfer to a lightly buttered casserole dish (2-3 inches deep); garnish w/ cheese: bake uncovered for 35-45 minutes until bubbly and golden brown

Shrimp & Grits

  • 2 cups water
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup white or yellow grits
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Sugar to taste
  • 1 tablespoon evoo
  • 1/4 sweet onion, sliced
  • Smoked sausage to taste
  • Salt, pepper to taste
  • 1/3 lb. jumbo shrimp
  • 1 teaspoon spice blend
  • 1/4 cup white wine

Bring water, salt and pepper to a boil; whisk in grits; add cream and return to simmer; cook on medium-low for 8-10 minutes; add butter and cover

Heat evoo in a 8inch skillet over medium-high heat; cook onions and sausage for 3-4 minutes; season w/salt & pepper; add shrimp and spice blend;  cook 2-3 minutes; add wine and simmer until wine reduced by half

Place grits in large shallow bowl; top with shrimp mixture; garnish with cheese and parsley

Sweet Potato Waffle

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup sweet potato puree
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter or corn oil
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 egg white beaten to stiff peak

Combine and thoroughly mix all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl; combine all wet ingredient (except whites) in a second mixing bowl

Beat egg whites until they reach stiff peaks

Combine all ingredients into a bowl; let rest in refrigerator or 15-20 minutes

Cook 6-8ounce of batter on a waffle iron at 425 degrees for 2-3 minutes

Orange Honeycomb Shmear

  • 1 lb. butter
  • 1 tablespoon zest
  • 3 tablespoons clover honey
  • 1 orange supreme
  • 1 tablespoon raw sugar

Puree all ingredients