Tuesday, June 15, 2010

tasty tuesday

Here's what we're eating this week:

Tonight: due to popular demand - beef stroganoff. Thank you MasterChef for putting the cravings deep inside our family's bellies.
Wednesday: we might be checking out Cassolet night at III Bean
Thursday: chorizo pasta bake with salad
Friday: home-made burgers
Saturday: Chicken Schnitzel with lemon baked potatoes and a green salad {my first ever schnitzel were a huge success - my gal's been asking for them every day since Saturday night. Recipe below...}
Sunday: Roast dinner
Monday: early game of netball - tuna chilli pasta sounds good

My first-ever chicken schnitzel. Now, this is a bit of a no-brainer - but the girls were so enthusiastic in their praise {niece apparently raved about it when she got home, husband also besotted} so I'll share. Cheap and easy.

Serves 4.
Two Lillydale freerange chicken breasts, or organic chicken breasts
Flour
Egg
Panko Breadcrumbs
Olive oil
Salt and pepper
Lemon

Cut the chicken breasts in halves through the middle from end-to-end then place between two sheets of clingfilm and bash with a meat mallet {or a rolling pin if you're like me and don't have a meat mallet. They'll look messy, but they'll taste great. I bashed mine out to around 1cm thick.}

Next, dip the chicken breasts in flour that's been seasoned with salt and pepper. Then pop them into beaten egg. Finally, press them into the panko crumbs - ensuring they're completely covered and that the crumbs stay in place.

Heat around 1cm of olive oil in a frypan and put two schnitzel in at a time. Cook till golden brown and then turn, cooking the other side. It should take around 4 minutes in total - and mine were completely cooked through. Check by cutting a little off a thick end and tasting - cook's prerogative. When done, pop them on a tray and place them in an oven to stay warm.

I served them with chunky potato and sweet potato chips - baked in a hot oven sprinkled with a little olive oil, chunks of lemon to squeeze over the top and a green salad.

5 comments:

  1. Thank YOU for my inappropriate schnitzel cravings...YUMBO!

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  2. PinkPatentMaryJanesJune 15, 2010 at 11:12 AM

    You're welcome. Damn, they were fine.

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  3. We are all over the strog this week too. Love it. I know it's old-fashioned, but it's such a family pleaser.

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  4. That sounds so yummy and do-able I'm putting it on the menu for Wednesday night fine dining!

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  5. It all sounds delicious. Please invite me round for dinner!

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