Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Cornbread w/ Jalapeno!

1 cup Corn Meal
1/3 cup All-Purpose Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp Sugar
2/3 cup 2% Milk
1 large Egg
3 tbsp Vegetable Oil
1 Jalapeno Pepper!

  1. Pre-heat oven to 450° 
  2. Combine dry ingredients (all-purpose flour, corn meal, baking powder, salt and sugar).
  3. Mix together milk and egg, and add to dry ingredients.
  4. Add oil (or shortening) and mix well.
  5. Chop jalapeno pepper and mix into batter.
  6. Place in well seasoned cast iron skillet, and into preheated oven.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes, until golden on top and a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Let cool for a while on a cooling rack.

Badass Fried Chicken

6 Chicken Legs
1 ½ cups Flour
2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1 tsp Black Pepper
16 oz Crisco® Shortening

  1. Soak chicken pieces in buttermilk overnight, I just add some buttermilk to the zip lock freezer bag it's in and leave it in the fridge overnight.
  2. Whisk together all-purpose flour, salt, garlic powder, cayenne pepper and black pepper.
  3. Dredge chicken pieces (legs, thighs or wings) through flour mixture.
  4. Melt Crisco shortening and heat to 360° (use a deep fry thermometer)
  5. Gently place chicken pieces in heated oil and cook for 8 to 10 minutes.
  6. Turn pieces and continue cooking for another 8 to 10 minutes.
  7. Remove and drain on a cooling rack or some paper towels.