Gourmet on GameDay, Part II: Buffalo Chicken Dip

Chefski and I continued our culinary journey together as he put a gourmet spin on a GameDay favorite and also inadvertently taught me a mother sauce of French cooking (Béchamel)! Our buffalo chicken dip began with a roux, which is comprised of equal parts butter and flour. The roux was then transformed into a Béchamel sauce by adding milk. Finally, the Béchamel became a Mornay sauce by adding the Gouda and Danish blue cheeses. (Did you totally just have a Julie & Julia moment reading that, or was it just me?) Add that chicken, hot off the grill, which was basted in hot sauce beforehand, and it perfectly balances out the creaminess and dank of the cheeses. Throw in a dash of Chefski’s signature spice blend and you have got yourself a winner! Kinda like the Colts against the Broncos! Go Horse!

To see Chefski’s culinary prowess at work and me play my best sous chef, check out the video below! Be sure to tune in every Sunday night at 11:30 on WISH-TV 8 to see me, Erica Stikeleather, along with all the other Loopers as we show you the very best of Indianapolis! We love keeping you IN The Loop!

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Erica Stikeleather was born and raised in Indiana. Her studies brought her to Ohio where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Media from Cedarville University. She then interned in Washington, D.C. as a communications assistant with the civic education non-profit, Presidential Classroom, and also at Heartland Truly Moving Pictures, right here in Indianapolis. Erica has spent the last 3 years in Los Angeles, working in the entertainment industry, both in front of and behind the camera. While in LA, she walked in several fashion shows during LA Fashion week, for Macy’s on the RMS Queen Mary, and also in the Powertec Model & Fitness Competition for Elisabetta Rogiani at the W Hotel, Hollywood. She is a SAG-AFTRA actress with a passion for independent filmmaking. Some of her independent film work, Freerunner and Proxy, can be found on Netflix. She has acted in music videos with Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Chris Brown as well as in numerous television commercials. She can also be seen in the film, Gangster Squad, with Sean Penn. Erica’s studies have brought her back to her home state where she is currently enrolled at IUPUI as she prepares for veterinary school. She plans to combine her experience in filmmaking with veterinary medicine to create interactive documentaries about veterinary medicine around the world. Erica is thrilled to join IN The Loop and to show the world what the great city of Indianapolis has to offer. She loves fall in Indiana, farmer’s markets in the summer, horse-back riding, and seeing as many sporting events, live music, and museums as possible. If you see her out and about, come say hello, and let her know what you love about Indianapolis!

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