Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Go Away Summer Flu Broth™

This week I don't feel that good.

The summer stomach flu is the worst.

It stinks when it's warm and sunny outside and you feel horrible.

1 - 2 qrt. low sodium chicken stock
1/2 - 1 c. chopped peeled onion
1 - 2 cloves chopped crushed garlic
1 T. chopped fresh ginger
Pinch of red pepper flakes
1/8 - 1/4 tsp. each: salt, pepper
1/4 - 1 tsp.  fresh lemon juice

Peel, rinse, chop onions and garlic, set aside.

Rinse and chop ginger.

Rinse lemon and roll on a clean kitchen counter for a few seconds.

This'll get a lot of juice out of the lemon. Cut lemon in half and set aside.

In a pot combine ingredients, bring to a boil for a few minutes. 

Squeeze some lemon into broth.

Reduce heat to medium low and let simmer for 20 - 30 min.

Ladle broth into a mug.

Serves 4 - 8.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Fraked Chicken™

Happy National Fried Chicken Day. This is a great alternative to Deep Fried Chicken.

8 pieces of chicken
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp salt (optional)
1 - 2 eggs
1 -  2 c. flour
Pinch each: dried parsley, granulated garlic, red pepper flakes
Nonstick cooking spray

Preheat oven to 400' F

Spray cooking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.

Crack eggs in a shallow dish and beat gently with a fork. 

Add salt and pepper to the eggs. You can even add your favorite herbs and spices if desired.

In a plastic baggie, place flour.

Dip a chicken piece into eggs, coating both sides. Dip chicken into flour. 

Make sure chicken is evenly coated on both sides. Place on a cookie sheet.

 Repeat process with remaining chicken.

Bake for 40 - 50 minutes or until done. Keep an eye on chicken so that it doesn't burn. 

Halfway through cooking, flip chicken to cook on other side evenly.

Serves 4.