Thursday, March 19, 2009

Chicken & Waffles

Henry came home for spring break yesterday and he said, in an email, that he'd like chicken and waffles for dinner when he got home.

OK then.

If you haven't ever been to Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles in southern CA, it is a must do.

I made my best effort to replicate this wonderful stuff.

Fried Chicken - I can do.
Waffles - can't find the good recipe. Used NY Times.

1) Make a fruit salad with navel oranges, kiwi, and strawberries.
2) Cut the chicken into parts, dip in buttermilk, and roll in flour seasoned with salt & pepper, with a bit of baking powder.
3) Fry in peanut oil in the big cast iron pan, until each piece is browned on both sides.
4) Put in the oven at 350 to bake until done, about another 1/2 hour.
5) Make a romaine and arugula salad with oil and vinegar dressing.
6) Get out the old stove top waffle iron that makes heart shapes, since you are so happy to see the young scion home. Clean it, get it warmed up.
7) Make the waffle batter.
8) Cook up the waffles.
9) While you are doing that, take the chicken out of the pan and hold in the oven warming, while you make pan gravy from the drippings. Where did all the milk go that was in the frig this morning? Oh right, the young scion is home. Oops. Thick gravy.
10) Glare at said scion when he says "Are you actually making waffles?"
11) Glare at John when he comes upstairs and says "Are you actually making waffles?"
12) Serve it all up.
No one ate waffles but me, and admittedly they were not big crispy delicious ones like you get at Roscoes. the fried chicken was pretty good though.

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