Last night dinner time was rapidly aproaching and I had no clue what I was going to make. This happens sometimes. I do like to be like Gayle and make a menu but this week that didn't happen so it's more of a fly by the seat of my pants kind of week. I remembered that my hubby likes chicken fried steak and it sounded pretty good but the only meat in my house was chicken. So, I zipped on over to recipezaar (that site has saved me many times).
There I found that people make chicken fried chicken, SCORE! Browsing through the recipes though I realized that they all called for crushed saltine crackers...something else I didn't have. I didn't want to give up though as all the pictures now had me salivating and craving this yummy fried food. I got up and looked through the cupboards wondering what I could use as a substitute. Bread crumbs, maybe but I wasn't sure it would give the crispy crunch I was envisioning. And then I had an idea....Funyuns.
The kids had asked me so very politely to put them in the cart (cough, cough) that I caved and bought them.
So here's what I came up with.
Chicken fried chicken:
3 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
3 cups funyuns crushed to smitherines
1 cup milk
1 cup flour
salt and pepper
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup milk
Heaping spoonful of sour cream
I wacked the chicken really well with my rolling pin until it was nice and flat. Lined up 3 plates: one with flour, salt & pepper
one with egg & milk
one with crushed Funyuns
I heated up my wonderful cast iron skillet (LOVE that thing!) with about 1/2 inch of oil. Dipped the chicken in the flour, then the egg mix, then funyuns and plopped it in the pan. I fried them up about 3-4 minutes per side, removed them onto a plate with a paper towel to remove some of the grease and then plated them up with some gravy.
The verdict: DELICIOUS! Crispy, crunchy, full of flavor....everything I was hoping. The best part though, everyone liked it. It's hard to please the entire crowd here so that's saying something.
I will be making this again.
Now, head on over to the Grocery Cart Challenge and find some more good food!