Thursday, June 04, 2009

Chicken Fingers

You might recall that I made homemade onion rings not too long ago as part of my review of Bobby Flay's Burgers, Fries & Shakes. I had some leftover buttermilk from that recipe and was wondering what to do with it. I had initially wanted to make calamari but I can't get any decent squid at the local overpriced grocery store; all they had were the pre-cut rings and they were freezer burned. Blech. I then remembered this post by Denise at Keeper Worthy Recipes (Denise credits Coleen for the original recipe - both are bloggers I admire, so check them out) and an idea was born.

Am I feeling better? No. I'm feeling worse, and the oppressive heat isn't helping me. But I had a good appointment with my doctor today and I got a wicked hair-do yesterday, so I could be much worse. I felt like something junky to eat tonight, and this recipe filled that bill, too.

I adapted the recipe to suit my needs. Basically, all I did was make the chicken as I did the onion rings, and shallow-fried them in the same oil I used for the onion rings, too. I added some garlic powder to the flour mixture in addition to salt & pepper.

The result was great: crispy, lightly battered chicken strips. I served them with a side I'm making fairly regularly these days, fingerling fries.

9 comments:

Lynn said...

This dinner looks yummy. We have been trying to eat healthy lately -- lots of fruits and salads -- and I feel like I'm overdue for something nice 'n fried. Thanks for planting that devious idea ;)

Donna-FFW said...

Chicken fingers are a great comfort food. Yours look yummy. I hate bad hair days and bad hair cut days even worse.

Cathy said...

These look great! There is nothing better than a good haircut hey?

Pierce said...

Oh cool...I always have leftover buttermilk whne I buy some for a recipe.

Thanks for the b-day wish!!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Yummy, I wouldn't mind having that for lunch ;-p!

Cheers,

Rosa

Helene said...

What a great meal. You always make great stuff in your kitchen.

girlichef said...

Yup, comfort for sure! Sounds like a great meal.

Elra said...

YUM! Chicken fingers sounds so good.

Reeni♥ said...

I indulged in some fried food this week too. Turning on the stove makes the house even hotter. These are crispy and delicious looking, nice and comforting.

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