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Food makes my world right.


I learned something interesting today. You can actually run out of flour. I never thought this was possible. Clearly there wasn't enough baking going on in my house. I had enough for the biscuits and about two chicken legs. Ooops...

Food like that makes everything better.

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Fried Chicken - AP Flour and Soy flour base. Salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, sage, rosemary, thyme to taste. Small handful of corn meal added to the mix.

Dip in flour to coat. Dip in egg + liquid fat of your choosing. Dip in coating, cover thoroughly and fry.


Biscuits - 2c AP flour, 2 tsp baking powder, .5tsp baking soda, .5tsp salt, .5c shortening, .75c buttermilk. Mix gently until you have a ball. Very lightly knead until it barely stays together. Flatten to .5in and cut to even sizes. Bake for 20 at 425


Asparagus - blanche. Add salt and pepper.

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nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: April 11th, 2006 03:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Some days, you're my hero.
abmann From: abmann Date: April 11th, 2006 12:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Why? For that much cooking, posting about cooking or eating piles of fried food?
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abmann From: abmann Date: April 11th, 2006 12:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
So good. I've never had such flaky biscuits before. using shortening makes such a huge difference.

I find that the corn meal makes the coating crunchier. It's better crunchier.
annan_dum From: annan_dum Date: April 11th, 2006 06:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh good, I never have any luck with buttermilk biscuits, maybe this recipe will work out better! Thanks!
abmann From: abmann Date: April 11th, 2006 12:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
The recipe says you should mix everything but the buttermilk until the batter looks like litttle marbles of fatty dough. I didn't do that. I dumped it all together and mixed with my hands until I could grab the whole thing into a flaky ball.

I cannot stress the minimal, gentle kneading enough. If the dough doesn't fall apart when you move it, you're done.
rianwyn From: rianwyn Date: April 11th, 2006 11:10 am (UTC) (Link)
I had asparagus last night, too.
We simmer/steamed it in a little water and then draned it, added some olive oil and balsalmic vinegar, then let it carmelize a bit.

Over that we had cranberry-glazed salmon.

Holy crap, wicked good.
abmann From: abmann Date: April 11th, 2006 12:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
I &hearts asparagus. I had planned to simmer, shock and then sautee the asparagus in butter and teriyaki but got really lazy. Plus they looked too good after blanching for me to want to do anything else to them.
rianwyn From: rianwyn Date: April 11th, 2006 03:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
They turn all bright spring green!!

*sigh*

Hurrah!
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: April 11th, 2006 04:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ick. Asparagus.

That said, everything else is looking to be amazingly tasty. I can't wait for lunch!! :)
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