FOOD. What is your favorite? What do you find most disgusting? Do you want to share a recipe?
Most disgusting is easy... or so I thought! It was a toss up between this
Ultimately the olives beat out the bleu cheese!
Without further ado allow me to tantilize my own taste buds, and maybe even yours! Since I am not Italian it is unfortunate I did not marry into an Italian family. Though I am certain my waistline appreciates this!
One of my most favorite meals is Chicken Parmesean! For this meal I do not skimp out on quality and find that fresh, or relatively fresh, ingredients is a must! My recipe is simple, it's the one on the back of the bread crumb container!
But here are a few secrets I've learned along the way:
- It is important the bread crumbs are pretty fresh- Gibbs can immediately can tell the difference on the first bite. Add your own Italian seasonings if you desire.
- Dry your thin filleted chicken breasts first. I use napkins or a paper towel.
- Strictly keep one hand for egg batter dipping and one hand for bread crumb coating. Not only will this prevent a yucky mess on your hands, but it will keep your chicken superbly clean.
- This is not fried chicken--the olive oil should lightly coat just the bottom of the pan. As you are cooking, if you need more, slowly drizzle it into the pan.
- After about a minute of initial cooking, give the pan some vigorous side-to-side shakes to keep the chicken from sticking to the bottom. Do this again when you flip the chicken to cook the other side.
- Place the chicken on a cookie sheet, top with cheese and place in the oven/broiler to melt the cheese.
- While waiting for all chicken pieces to cook, resting them on a cooling rack will keep them from becoming soggy.
Serve with angel hair pasta and spicy arrabiatta sauce for added deliciousness!