Monday, April 22, 2013

Wies'n Hendl - a great FCB vs. Barcelona Champions League Catering

Original Wiesn Händl
Original Wiesn Händl - Home Made
If you are wondering what to serve your guests for the FC Bayern München vs. Barcelona Champions League game, we have the answer.
A home made "Original Wies'n Händl" would be appropriate for your fastidious guests. Also is this traditional bavarian food quite simple to make.
Just add freshly boiled rice and/or fresh asparagus as a side and you have a great catering to feed the fans coming over to your VIP lounge. Properly made, this recipe for the original Bavarian rotisserie chicken, just as served at the traditional Oktoberfest in Munich, will definitely please your high maintenance guests.

Here is all you need for the "Original Wies'n Hendl recipe":
1 whole chicken
1 bunch parsley
1 stick unsalted butter (1 gram)
4 tsp. paprika powder (spicy)

Preheat the convection oven to 350 (farenheit)
Wash the whole chicken and pat it dry
Liberally season the chicken with salt and paprika powder on the skin AND inside the chicken
Place 1/3 of the butter inside the chicken
Chop the parsley bunch and also place inside the chicken
Place the chicken in a roasting pan, breast side up
Place 2/3 of the butter as flakes on the chicken
Put the chicken into the preheated oven and roast for about 105 minutes (1 hr 45 min)
IMPORTANT: Brush the chicken every 15 minutes with the melted butter/seasoning mixture from the bottom of the roasting pan. This is what makes the skin crispy!
After roasting this moist chicken, you have plenty of melted butter/paprika powder mixture in the pan, which makes a great gravy. Just strain through a fine mesh sieve and place in a sauciere on the table. This gravy is perfect for your sides such as rice but also for pieces like the breast.

Enjoy your original Oktoberfest rotisserie chicken and the FC Bayern - Barcelona game!
Go, Bayern, Go!