Although deep-frying is a popular way to make a deliciously crunchy chicken, it's not the only method for crusty, finger-licking-good poultry. This recipe demonstrates that finely chopped almonds and a shallow-pan fry result in a succulent and crisp chicken. Served on a bed of lightly wilted spinach and sautéed shallots, it's a simple but well-balanced meal. Pair it with a glass of chilled white wine and you've got an elegant midweek supper. Look at the recipe here.
Panko (pronounced "pahn-ko") is the Japanese word for breadcrumbs. Unlike typical breadcrumbs, however, these have a flake-like composition and larger surface area, which achieves a crispness that's airier, less dense, and longer-lasting than their conventional counterparts.
White panko is made from crustless bread, while tan panko is made using the entire loaf. Both can be found at Asian markets, and used as a topping for fried foods or as a binding agent in dishes such as crab cakes. We've used it to incorporate texture into everything from crab dip to goat cheese and pesto macaroni.
You love pesto, I love pesto! I have to admit I was giddy when I found a recipe that combines the comfort of mac and cheese with pesto. It also uses another one of my favorites, goat cheese. Since I had already eaten a lot of elbow macaroni, I picked up a box of orecchiette. They are said to be shaped like small ears, but I think they look more like little bowls; a perfect vessel to fill with sauce!
The combination of goat cheese, Parmesan, and pesto is insanely creamy. For a great crunch and texture, the mac and cheese is topped with panko. Rather than make a big pan, I cooked it in easy-to-serve individual ramekins. With a little planning this recipe won't take much longer than a box of Kraft — except it's a million times more rewarding. If you want to wow your friends and family with scrumptious mac and cheese, keep reading!
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Just because it's a weekday doesn't mean that you should cook a boring, lackluster meal. Sophisticated dishes packed with layers of flavor don't have to take forever to make. For example, tonight's meal, with its glamorously long name and chic Japanese ingredients, sounds like it's complicated to prepare. However, it's quick and simple to put together because it uses familiar cooking techniques. It's also a great way to introduce new tastes to your family. Get the recipe for this crispy pork with spicy sauce when you read more