Monday, March 21, 2011

Cancer and Almond Fried Chicken


The the best fried chicken is one that you dry with a paper towel first. Then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Then dredge in flour. And then soak in the egg and cream mixture. And finally dip in the best almonds you can find that have been ground in a food processor. Season all stages with salt and pepper for even better flavor. Heat a pan. Then add the [peanut] oil. Brown all sides. Set off the fire alarms. And finish in a 375°F oven until the juices run clear.

Recipe for Almond Fried Chicken

Makes 6 servings

6 boned, skinned, chicken breasts (about 1½ pounds), flattened
⅓ cup flour
⅛ teaspoon salt
1 egg
3 tablespoons whipping cream
2 cup almonds, finely chopped {you can use hazelnuts or cashews or your favorite nut}
8 tablespoons peanut oil



Combine flour and salt in one pan. Beat the egg and whipping cream in another. Mix the almonds in a third. Have a wire cooking rack ready to hold the breaded chicken before and after frying.

Bread the chicken.

Fry and bake to finish.



18 comments:

Misty said...

I've been following your blog for a while and am just really grateful that you are doing better.

Congratulations on forward momentum!

Katie said...

That's truly fabulous news!

Angie A said...

Hugs, you are amazing! :)

Debugcooking said...

Im so happy for you!And love yr determination ;-)...god bless

Katrina said...

So happy for you, Shari! All the best!

squirrelbread said...

A thousand congratulations, though that's not nearly enough! A happy day indeed. Perfect for a treat!

Cheers,

*Heather*

willowbirdbaking said...

*BIG HUG*

lisa is cooking said...

That's wonderful! So good to hear. And, that's some delicious-looking chicken too.

Mary said...

I am so glad you are doing better. I am in TWD with you and did the TWD xmas card exchange with you...hugs and cheers from Connecticut!

Stephanie said...

Congratulations on being cancer-free! Fried chicken is definitely the way to go :)

Kayte said...

Best news ever...you did it! Great looking chicken, too.

Anh said...

amazing amazing! Keep strong xoxoxo

Karen said...

Just found your blog and I love the first recipe I see already!...

and Congratulations on beating Cancer. Amen. I'm sure with that news you feel you can move on with your life.

smalltownoven said...

Congratulations on beating cancer. And, as a bonus, on making this delicious looking fried chicken. It looks amazing.

Debjani said...

Congratulations Shari! I am so happy for you, for your kids, for your family and all your loved ones.

Joyce @ Chunky Cooky said...

That's really good news ! Hope you continue to stay strong ! And yes, nothing beats fried chicken better for a celebration with the kids and family !

thenewlywedchefs.com said...

You GO girl!

Chez Denise et Laudalino said...

Shari,

I have been a bit behind the food blogging scene the past few months. I knew you were sick; I meant to send a note. I am ashamed that I didn't say anything. Even though, I was silent, I thought of you often. This post, brings joy to me. I am so glad to hear the news; really fantastic!!!!