Since I’m challenging myself+my husband to make new recipes out of our new cookbooks throughout the year (at least one from each book per month), I decided to do mini-review posts of the recipes we make on the blog. I will not be posting the recipe (you can get it yourself in whichever book it comes from), but I’ll post a photo (if possible) of our dish made from the recipe as well as a few bullet-point notes. There’s a category on the blog for these posts called “recipe review 2013.”
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Recipe: Oven-Fried Chicken Breasts (pgs. 107-108) and Classic Mashed Potatoes (pgs. 487-488) from The Complete America’s Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook 2001-2013
We made the chicken recipe after a recommendation from a friend! Thanks, R, it was great!!
- when did we make this? Sunday, July21, for supper with friends
- did we change anything? No.
- what did we like? The potatoes were completely delicious. The cook-peel-mash method seemed to be just as easy (or easier) than the more traditional method of peel-cut-cook-mash. It seems funny to have an actual recipe for mashed potatoes, but the proportions of butter, milk/half-and-half, and salt were spot-on. The chicken was also wonderful. Crispy on the outside, moist and tender on the inside; the flavors were awesome.
- what didn’t we like? The chicken recipe was a little more work than an everyday sort of meal.
- will we make it again (any changes in the future? The potatoes: absolutely (in fact, as of the writing of this post, I’ve already made them again.) We will probably make the chicken in the future, too, but it might not be a regular thing.