A couple of nights ago I had a hankering for fried chicken. I never eat fried chicken from fast-food outlets so was forced to whip up a batch myself. I could only find mini chicken breasts (I prefer wings), didn’t have time for the 24-hour soak in buttermilk, and in a nod to health consciousness (hah!) crumbed but did not batter the chicken.
I served it with potato salad and a sweet-&-hot sesame soy dipping sauce, made with jalapeños from my mini urban garden. Happiness!
Dinner with friends. As you can see, my dinner last night was a rehearsal. Tonight’s meal is fillet steak on bone marrow on a bed of mashed sweet & nicola potatoes. The steak is topped with a home-made chicken liver and duck pâté. I’ve done assorted mushrooms in cream, port, butter and black pepper. The sauce is shallots, tarragon, port wine, cream and green peppercorns.
I’m just bummed I forgot to take photos while I was cooking. I guess I’ll have to do it all over again.
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