Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Super Tuesday

Boneless Fried Chicken and Three Cheese Baked Mac and Cheese

Boneless Fried Chicken
2-3 pieces of boneless chicken breasts
2 eggs, whisked
2 cups bread crumbs
salt and pepper
4 Tbsp olive oil

1. Trim the chicken
2. Top the chicken off with a little salt and pepper on each side and place the chicken in the bowl with the whisked eggs. Cover each breast completely.
3. Remove the chicken from the bowl, and toss them with the bread crumbs on a plate.
4. Heat olive oil in a frying pan until hot.
5. Cook the chicken on both sides until browned all the way through.

Three Cheese Baked Mac and Cheese
1/2 pound elbow macaroni
3 Tbsp butter
3 Tbsp flour
1 Tbsp powdered mustard
3 cups milk
1/2 cup yellow onion, finely diced
1 Bay leaf
1/2 tsp paprika
1 egg
6 ounces sharp yellow cheddar
6 ounces sharp white cheddar
6 ounces gouda
salt and pepper

3 Tbsp butter
1 c bread crumbs

1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
2. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the pasta.
3. While the pasta is cooking, in a separate pot melt the butter. Whisk in the flour and mustard and keep it moving for about 5 minutes until there are no lumps left. Stir in the
milk, onion, bay leaf and paprika. Simmer for 10 minutes and remove the bay leaf.
4. Temper in the egg, stir in 3/4 of the cheeses and season with salt and pepper.
5. Fold in the macaroni with the mix and pour in a casserole dish. Top with the remaining cheese.
6. Melt the butter in a saute pan and toss the bread crumbs to coat. Top the macaroni with the bread crumbs. Bake for 30 minutes.
7. Let the mac and cheese sit for 5 minutes before serving.