Fried Chicken Pot Pie Filling

Posted: January 8, 2018 in Recipes
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Ingredients

6 tablespoons butter
1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
1/2 onion, sliced
1 carrot, diced
1/4 cup english pea, cooked
6 tablespoons flour
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
2 cups milk

Breading
flour, as needed
egg, as needed
panko breadcrumb, as needed
oil, to fry

Preparation

1 Add the butter to a pot over medium heat.

2 Once the butter has melted, ddd the chicken and cook until no longer pink and cooked through, about 6-7 minutes.

3 Add the sliced onion and cook until translucent and soft, about 4-5 minutes.

4 Add diced carrots and peas and cook for 1-2 minutes.

5 Sprinkle flour into the mixture. Stir until well blended, then season with salt and pepper.

6 Add the milk and stir constantly until the mixture is thickened.

7 Transfer the mixture into a shallow heat proof container. Cool until room temperature, then chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour.

8 Drop a spoonful of mixture into the flour. Coat with flour and shape it to a flat ball shape. Coat with egg, then dip in panko bread crumbs.

9 Heat oil in a pot to 350 F

10 Add the chicken pot pie balls in batches, frying until golden brown.

11 Enjoy!
Recipe: From Tasty

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Elote preperation

Posted: January 6, 2018 in Recipes
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Makes 6 ears of corn

Ingredients
6 ears of corn, grilled or boiled
½ cup of mayonnaise
1 1/3 cup of crumbled cotija cheese
1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper

Instructions
Using a brush, thoroughly coat your corn with mayo.
Over a large plate, sprinkle the cotija on your corn to coat, turning the ear of corn as you sprinkle to ensure the entire ear gets coated.
Take a pinch of the cayenne and sprinkle it over your corn to finish.

Today’s cooking hack

Posted: January 5, 2018 in Tutorials
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Use hot dogs for a quick meatball substitute.

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Your toddlers will be amazed with this trick. Once you take a bite, you will admit that your toddlers have pretty good taste. Check it out:
Try spearing chunks of hot dog right out of the package with strands of uncooked spaghetti. Then boil the spaghetti as normal. In the end, you’ll have a plate of noodles threaded through the hot dog chunks like beads on a necklace. This is edible jewelry at its best.

Breakfast hack

Posted: January 4, 2018 in Tutorials
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Bacon is not a side to your pancakes. It is part of your pancakes.

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The bacon pancake is not just a song from Adventure Time. Why keep these two complementary foods separate on your plate?
Try dredging cooked bacon slices in pancake batter before you throw them into the skillet. When you see grease bubbles forming and bursting on your bacon pancake, flip it and give the other side the same treatment.

Cooking hacks of the day

Posted: January 4, 2018 in General

You can quickly ripen bananas by baking them.

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This works best if you’re planning on using the bananas for cooking (so, for instance, if you’re overcome with a sudden hankering for banana bread). Put the fruit on a lined baking sheet, then load it in a 300 degree oven. The bananas will ripen quickly, and they’ll start to turn black—ideal for banana bread—around the 40-minute mark.

The oven trick also works on avocados.

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Take a hard, unripe avocado, cover it in foil, and put it into a 200 degree oven. You’ll need to leave the avocado in the oven for about an hour. The avocado will taste a bit different (not worse, but different), so you’re better off using it as a last resort when you’ve got some urgent guacamole to make.

Another way to quickly ripen an avocado is to put it in a drink cozy overnight. The cozy traps in the ethylene gas that ripens the avocado, speeding up the process.

How to eat Oreos in milk

Posted: January 2, 2018 in Recipes, Tutorials
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You can use a fork to dip your Oreos in milk without making a mess

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Simply stick the fork into the creme filling, then dip. As an added benefit, this makes you look slightly more dignified

Or if you’re looking for something a bit more satisfying, dip Oreos in milk and freeze them

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Be sure to put them in a freezer bag before popping them in your freezer. This gives you the flavor of cookies and cream in a slightly more convenient package.

This is also a great way to set up for a cookies-and-cream milkshake. Take the frozen Oreos and add them to your blender along with milk and ice cream for a delicious, decadent treat.

Sautéed Ham with a Cider Reduction

Posted: December 25, 2017 in Recipes
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Try different fully cooked ham steaks from the meat counter of your supermarket to find the flavor you prefer. Serve this dish with classic hash browns for either brunch or dinner.
Difficulty: Easy
Hands-on: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Serves: 2

Ingredients
1½ cups apple cider
3 Tbsp. cider vinegar
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 lb. fully cooked bone-in ham steak (about ½” thick)
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 Tbsp. butter

Directions
Step 1
In a small bowl, mix together the cider, vinegar, and mustard.
Step 2
Heat the oil in a large sauté pan over high heat and sauté the ham until it is golden and heated through, about 4 minutes on each side. Transfer the ham to a platter and keep warm.
Step 3
In the same sauté pan, cook the onions over medium heat until golden. Stir in the cider mixture. Simmer, uncovered, for about 5 minutes or until slightly thickened. Add the butter to the sauce, and mix well. Pour the sauce over the ham and serve.