with Parmesan Mushrooms
For 8 cutlets made from 4 breasts
About 3 large portobello mushrooms
delightful dish has no carbohydrates and no salt yet is tasty and delicious.
Ill tell you the method and you can add on according to the number of cutlets
you are making.
the cutlets when you bring them from the supermarket. Pound each cutlet
between film or waxed paper. They start to get very big when pounded so
you might want to cut each in half and have 2 cutlets from one breast. This
can be done the day before.
- For the
dredging, youll need two pans the size of the aluminum lasagna pansabout
8 x 10 inches. I like to use things large enough to keep all of the goop
the first, crack 3 eggs and gently stir them up with a fork or whisk.
the second pan, plop in about 1 cup of either parmesan or Romano cheese.
The better the cheese, the less salty it is.
the cutlets: Dip 1 cutlet at a time into the egg mixture. Then into the
cheese mixture. You can press the cheese into the meat to make sure its
all coated. Keep doing this until all the cutlets are coated. You can always
add more cheese if you need it.
- Now that
the cutlets are prepared you can fry them up. Be sure that you dont crowd
the cutlets in the pan when frying.
- To fry:
Use a combination of olive oil and regular vegetable oil. I like all olive
but sometimes if the oil isnt light enough the taste is overwhelming. You
can test the oil with a small piece of bread, if it starts to brown quickly
youre ready to rip.
Place the cutlet in the oil very gently. Dont plop it in or the oil will
spatter and youll get burned. (As a professional, no matter what the weather
is or how hot the kitchen gets, I always wear my chef coat with long sleeves
just because I resent getting burned from oil!) It should start to cook
and brown immediately. If it doesnt then your oil was not hot enough, in
which case, pull out the cutlet and wait until the oil gets hotter. When
the cutlet is nice and golden brown on the bottom, turn it over and do the
same thing. If you have a food thermometer it should read 165 on the inside.
However, it is best to go by the looks. Drain the cutlets and then reheat at
375 degrees for 12 minutes before serving.
- The Mushrooms:
Buy big portobellos and slice them across into thick slices (about 1/3 inch
thick or the thickness of a lipliner pencil). Dredge the mushrooms in egg,
then cheese, just like the cutlets. HOWEVER, you must use fresh eggs and
a clean pannot the one from the chicken cutlets. That is a no-no because
that is how salmonella can enter your mushrooms. Salmonella is killed at
145 degrees, so chances are it will get killed anyway, but why take a chance!
- Now you
have the chicken cutlets and the mushrooms. Prepare the pan for reheating:
Chop two tomatoes into tiny squares, line the bottom of another aluminum
pan with the tomatoes, and add some chopped basil or parsley if you have
it. Place the cutlets on top, then the mushrooms and shred some mozzarella
cheese over the top.
for about 1215 minutes until everything is sizzling.
can be used for veal cutlets, turkey cutlets, or thinly pounded steak.
1 Stick Butter
1 cup Brown Sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla
1/2 cup Rum
1/2 cup Banana Liqueur
Slice bananas into 3 slices lengthwise, then cut in halves.
- Melt butter in skillet or fry pan.
- Add brown sugar.
- Cook over low heat, stirring into thick paste.
- Add vanilla and banana liqueur and stir well, approximately 3 minutes.
- Add banana slices and cook over medium heat, basting well with sugar and butter
- Cook about 5 minutes. Mixture will bubble while cooking.
- Heat rum in metal cup, ignite and pour over bananas.
- Stir well to blend. Serve mixture with pieces of bananas over vanilla ice
Ice cream does best if scooped into balls and frozen ahead of time
and bowls are chilled so both are very cold when bananas are ready to serve.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
12 oz. Butter or Margarine, softened
1 1/4 cup Sugar
1 1/4 cup Packed Brown Sugar
1 Tbs. Vanilla
1 Package Chocolate Chips (24 ounces/4 cups), or chop our own chocolate into bits
4 cups Flour
2 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Salt
- Heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Melt butter in microwave.
- Mix butter, sugar, eggs in large bowl.
- Mix flour, baking soda, salt. Do this first, then mix into the egg, sugar,
butter mixture, alternating with the chocolate chips.
- Flour hands.
- Roll into balls.
- Bake on ungreased sheet.
- Bake 1215 minutes until light brown.
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