Discussion in 'Food & Drink' started by redredrose, Aug 23, 2012.
Lucy, you're up. How do you make Paleo fried chicken?
I'm eager to see what people post. I'm going to cook something this weekend! This may sound like a non-statement, but B is the cook in our household, so my turning on the oven is kind of a rarity...
I used boneless skinless chicken breast, chopped into quarters. I dipped them in egg, then rolled them around in a mixture of coconut flour, paprika, pepper, sea salt, garlic and this spice mixture that T gets from work. I fry them in a skillet with coconut oil! Yum! I had the leftovers for breakfast.
I made zucchini bluberry bread and muffins today!
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/blueberry- ... lp4116_l14
They're SO good! Easily one of the best zucchini breads I've had. I subbed half the oil for applesauce and did half whole wheat and half white flour. I think they would have turned out a tad better (and healthier) with a little less sugar. I also should have halved the recipe because it made too much. I didn't have mini loaf pans so I did one regular loaf, one tray of regular sized muffins, and one tray of minis. I think I'm going to send the minis with my husband to work tomorrow since he doesn't eat sweets and I don't need all of these for myself. I can toss the regulars in the freezer for a quick breakfast or something.
I freaking loooove zucchini bread!
Who was it that told me about using the crockpot/blender to shred chicken? It was on the old board and now is Lost Foreverz.
I've never done it with a blender, but I know you can shred it with the paddle attachment on the kitchenaid mixer.
I've never used a blender but i use the crockpot for chicken and it basically falls apart. it shreds with two forks super, duper easily. I wouldn't bother messing up a second piece of kitchen equipment
I don't have a kitchen aid, but I seriously considered it when I found out you could shred chicken with it.
I do the same as Ejs - just shred chicken with 2 forks. If you cook it in the crockpot, the work is basically done for you. If you just cook the chicken in some water or whatnot on the stove, it's still easy to shred with forks.
This is true. While you can shred it with a kitchenaid, it's not really a reason to run out an buy one. In the crockpot meat normally just falls apart.
I've cooked it in the crockpot before, but it never did anything akin to falling apart. Fork shredding is way too labor intensive.
What were you making? How long did you cook it? I've had some real crockpot fails with chicken breasts, but when I do thighs it turns out okay and shreds easy.
Did you cook it long enough and with plenty of liquid? I've never had an issue with meat NOT falling apart in the crockpot! It always shreds. In fact, if i put a fork in there to try to get it out, it falls apart. I literally have to use a giant scoop!
I only use breasts in the crockpot....but mine is definitely in there 10+ hours
I've never used a crock pot or a mixer to shread meat. I just throw it in a baking dish with plenty of liquid and put it in the oven at a low temperature for a couple hours. It falls apart easily and shreds well with forks.
When I cook my freezer meals and have a ton of chicken to shred I use my kitchen aid.
I could see how that would be worth it when you are shredding in bulk.
I have an eggplant in my fridge that I want to eat soon. Besides the obvious eggplant parm, someone tell me wtf to do with it.
I might be able to dig up a moussaka recipe for you, but that's pretty heavy for August, and really involved to make. Ask gimmeoatmeal - she's good at the light, healthy summer dinner thing.
I would just marinate it, grill it, and have it with crostini.
I don't have a grill, though.
Or roast it in the oven.
Little olive oil, some salt and pepper, and just cook it in the oven? Do we think that would be tasty?
I would use a vinegar too. Balsamic or red wine or something. And garlic.
Red, I made a casserole with eggplant and tomatoes a week or two ago. It was pretty okay.