Weekend Wrap - Apr 11, 2016

Weekend is the perfect time to relax, and recharge. I often use weekends to catch up on my readings, and practice on my cooking.

I'm by no means a chef, but I am getting much better at re-creating online recipes. When I first started out a year or so ago, I went straight for Gordan Ramsey's recipes. He is a very engaging chef when he is not cursing, and their dishes look wonderful.

As time went on and I've found alternate (mostly cheaper) recipes online, my cooking style become more flexible. I've also started to put two and two together and started modifying recipes to my liking. But one of my go-to recipes that need no modification was Chef John's Chicken Finger.

The recipe isn't super time consuming (about 45 minutes from start to finish, 30 if you are quick in breading the chicken), and it is my household favorite. No need to fill our children's stomach with fast food, these are real chicken.

Cleaning, cutting, and mixing the flour with seasonings

Cleaning, cutting, and mixing the flour with seasonings

After the egg-wash and putting the breadcrumbs on (Just use Panko)

After the egg-wash and putting the breadcrumbs on (Just use Panko)

Ok, I can't claim this to be the healthiest method...

Ok, I can't claim this to be the healthiest method...

The "Fruits" of my labor

The "Fruits" of my labor

I'll post the ingredient here, but I'll leave the how-to to the one and only Chef John himself:

Ingredients:

  • 4 large skinless, boneless chicken breasts (I use thighs), cut into 1/2 inch strips
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt (you can try garlic powder if your salt is on the very salty side)
  • 1 teaspoon Chipotle Pepper (ok, don't skip this one, you might not like spicy, but this amount won't make it spicy, it will be awesome)
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper (again don't skip unless you don't have white pepper)
  • 4 eggs, beaten (You get get away with 3 if you use large eggs)
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 3 cups Japanese-style Panko Bread Crumbs

Ok, Google phone must've sponsored this video, too bad that didn't stand the test of time, but the recipe will. Try it out!

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