Monday, November 12, 2007

Fried Chicken & Greens

so out of sheer laziness on a sunday morning I went shopping at the asian market two blocks from my house rather than walk the extra 10 minutes to the regular supermarket.

sometimes things like "blackened goat intestines" , "old chicken" and "dried fish innard & tripe meatballs" scare the hell out of me - not to say I wouldn't try any of those things...

but actually their fresh (not pre-packaged) meats & fish are pretty decent, and their produce is fresh, exotic & ridiculously affordable. for example, a bundle of lemongrass stalks that would be 9 dollars at your average overpriced "natural foods" megastore is 99 cents here.

so I breaded & panko crusted some cut up chicken breasts, fried em 'up in peanut oil and they turned out perfect. everyone talks a lot of smack about how peanut oil is the best for deep frying, and damn if it isn't true. the chicken got a perfect golden brown color and the taste is much cleaner than frying with vegetable oil.

served the chicken with some mustard greens sauteed in garlic & habanero peppers, and mashed potatoes that were about 50% butter. if I ever quit my day job I'll eat like this every day.

1 comment:

Kris Chau said...

delicious! You made chicken katsu! In japan or hawaii its pork or chicken cutlet breaded in panko with katsu "fruits" sauce. Which is this worchestery type sauce.