Monday, July 22, 2019

Cheese Toast from The Pioneer Woman



The Pioneer Woman always inspires me, but the episode I watched yesterday was especially good.  It was all about the preparation and storage of freezer meals.

Click here for the Food Network page on that particular episode with more recipes.

My favorite thing on this episode is her cheese toast that is very easy and looks delicious.  Too bad there was no photo to share.  If I can remember, when I make it, I'll take a photo.








Ingredients

2 cups grated Cheddar

2 cups grated Monterey Jack

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/2 cup grated Parmesan

1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) butter, softened

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt

1 crusty French loaf 





Directions

In a medium bowl, combine the Cheddar, Monterey Jack, mayonnaise, Parmesan, butter, salt, pepper and seasoned salt.

Cut the loaf in half lengthwise, then into thirds or fourths. Evenly spread the cheese mixture onto the bread pieces. Wrap each piece in a foil "purse," leaving a little room at the top between the cheese and the foil.

The bread can either be frozen for later, or baked right away. If baking right away, place on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes. 

If cooking from frozen, bake on a baking sheet at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.






Monday, March 4, 2019

Potato Chip Chicken Tenders




I watched this episode of The Kitchen on the Food Channel with great delight as I could see so many variations using this recipe.  Links are listed at the end of the recipe.

The crispiness of the finished chicken was especially of interest to me.  Can't wait to try them!








Ingredients:

1 quart (4 cups) vegetable oil, for frying

1 pound chicken tenders

Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper

1 cup potato flakes

1 cup wavy potato chips, crushed

1 cup all-purpose flour

4 large eggs, beaten



Directions:

Put the oil in a heavy-bottomed skillet fitted with a deep-frying thermometer. Heat over medium heat until it reaches 350 degrees F.

Season the chicken with salt and pepper. 

Mix the potato flakes and crushed chips together in a shallow dish. 

In a second shallow dish, mix the flour and some salt and pepper. 

Add the eggs to a third shallow dish. 

Dredge the chicken tenders on all sides first in the seasoned flour. Shake to remove any excess flour, then dip into the egg. Allow the egg to drip off. Dredge in the potato mixture until evenly coated.

Carefully add the chicken tenders to the hot oil and cook until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a cooling rack over a paper towel-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with more salt and serve warm.

RECIPE COURTESY OF GEOFFREY ZAKARIAN

Show: The Kitchen
Episode: Cook Smart

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