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“Fried” chicken

Published June 4, 2018 by lynn k scott

My husband enjoys fried chicken.  While I don’t mind making it for him, I do dislike the smell of oil that permeates my entire house and I get to relive that smell for several days.

Have I mentioned how much I love my air fryer?  If not, just know I do.  I am already considering purchasing a larger one because it’s just that great!

This recipe is exactly how I used to prepare chicken, before letting it cook in hot oil.  I am so grateful those days are officially history.  I only make “fried” chicken in the air fryer now.

Ingredients:

  • Gluten-free (or all-purpose) flour
  • Eggs; slightly beaten (you can add a bit of water or milk if you’d like)
  • Various spices (salt, pepper, thyme, paprika, etc.) to mix into the flour
  • Chicken legs

You can marinate the chicken in buttermilk overnight if you want.  I have done it with and without, and either way it turns out great.

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Dredge the chicken in the egg and then in the flour.  Shake off excess flour and repeat.  Set aside on a small baking dish or plate and refrigerate until the flour becomes pasty (at least 30 minutes).

I usually prep the chicken before I leave for work and just cook when I get home.

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Using your air fryer, heat it for a few minutes at 390 degrees.  Add chicken to the basket and cook 15-20 minutes per side; depending on thickness.  Flip chicken and repeat.

 

You get crispy “fried” chicken every time.  No oil, minimal mess and a clean-smelling house.

Definitely play with the spices you want to add to your flour.  I haven’t used corn meal or other coatings, but I intend to.  This basic recipe allows for a lot of modifying to your particular tastes.  Enjoy a healthier “fried” chicken.

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Review of Sweet Potato/White Potato Gratin

Published January 14, 2016 by lynn k scott

Yesterday, I reblogged a post about a Sweet Potato and White Potato Gratin.  It looked so good that I had to try the recipe.  So I did; last night.  Here’s my review of the recipe.

First, it’s a very easy recipe to follow.  The above link has the recipe and directions, should you want to try for yourself.

First I shredded the cheese.  I don’t use pre-shredded, because they add a coating to the cheese to keep it from sticking.

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Then I mixed up the spices….

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I used Tarragon instead of Rosemary, because that’s what I had on hand.  I don’t think it hindered the final result at all.

I have a mandolin that has two thickness settings.  So I set it on thin and then just sliced what I needed for the recipe as I was layering the sweet and white potatoes.  I didn’t need to soak them in water, as the recipe calls for, by doing it this way.  The nice thing about using Yukon gold, or any potato with a thin skin, is you don’t have to peel the potatoes first. You can just slice them after you give them a good rinse.

I continued following the directions and started layering the potatoes.  I prefer to us scallop design (overlapping).

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I admit, it’s not the prettiest dish when all is said and done.  It’s a bit dark on the edges, but don’t let that stop you from making this.

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My family, who aren’t “potato people”didn’t care for it.  They chose to eat steamed rice instead of this.  However, this is nothing new.  My husband is Filipino and my daughter is half-Filipina.  Rice is a staple in our house and they would that with every meal if I let them.

I LOVE potatoes.  I tried it, just as prepared and thought it needed a bit more salt and pepper than was originally used in the recipe.  Also, when using 8-oz. of cheese, you will have excess liquid (oil) in the pan because of this.  I’m going to play with the recipe and perhaps mix in a little (gluten-free) flour to correct that.  That’s just my personal preference.

All in all, I think this dish is a keeper.  I really wasn’t in the mood to have chicken last night, with the rest of the family.  So, I prepared some peas and between the potatoes and peas, I had a very nice vegetarian dinner.

If you’re inclined to try the recipe, I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Enjoy!

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