Truffles N Bacon Café Shares Its Fried Chicken Recipe
When we hear the words “refined food,” we instinctively have a clear picture in our heads. A high-end eatery, serving delicate caviar and hearty truffles that are light on the stomach but certainly not on the wallet—not to mention it can sometimes be months before such a spot will even have an opening for a reservation.
If, like us, you have this sort of aversion to debonaire delicacies because of inaccessibility and overpricing, then look no further than Truffles N Bacon Café. While its name may sound a bit odd, I can personally give a testament to how spectacular the food is and how affordable the prices are. However, while the prices are a bargain, the food quality never compromises. The owner, Magnolia Magat, and the head chef, Jackie Lim, had one particular philosophy in mind when they started this cafe 17 years ago. Take simple food, add complicated ingredients and create something truly spectacular.
“Food should be fun. We are not afraid to think outside of the box and experiment with different ingredients that wake up your palette,” Magnolia says.
And just a simple glance at the menu certifies that fact. Where else can you find mac and cheeseburgers, truffle oil tater tots and country-style biscuits on the same menu? Truffles N Bacon has been hugely successful so far, and it shows no indication of slowing down. Having been featured on Las Vegas Weekly and Food Network, Truffles N Bacon is turning heads and prompting some online love.
And to get you further interested in stopping by, Jackie agreed to show off one of her favorite secret recipes, Ain’t Yo Tita’s Fried Chicken. Try it for yourself with the included recipe. Seriously, go ahead, I’ll wait. Did you make it? Pretty good, right? Now imagine what Jackie could do with a recipe she has kept a little closer to her chest. And while we have been talking about the high-end food and fanciful flavor profiles, Truffles N Bacon at its heart is a part of the community. Truffles N Bacon is the story of a neighborhood eatery with world-class food, the story of two women following their passion for food and the story of incredible creativity and boldness that has been the heart of the community for many years in the past and many years to come.
8872 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 100, Las Vegas, Nevada, 702.503.1102, TrufflesNBacon.com
Ain’t Yo Tita’s Fried Chicken
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into tenders
2 cups buttermilk
Texas Pete hot sauce, to taste
Salt and pepper, to taste
Marinate chicken overnight. Coat chicken in a mix of salt, pepper, potato flour and enriched white flour. Deep fry at 350 degrees until golden brown.
Salvadorean-style Cortido Slaw
Shredded green cabbage
Apple cider vinegar
Salt and pepper, to taste
Mix all ingredients together and let it sit for a few hours. It’s better the next day.