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crispy, juicy and HOT!!!

Sunday suppers seem to creep upon us quicker than ever, almost as quick as summer has passed by…
Tonight, an incredible classic dish needed to make an appearance on our table… classic fried chicken! This dish was a do-ahead however.
After breaking down the chicken into manageable pieces, they were brined overnight. Today they were dipped into a buttermilk concoction and then dusted in a flavorful, spicy flour mixture.
Cooked in a fragrant herb and garlic infused oil, these previously boring beauties turned into sultry goddesses.
Once golden and crisp [and of course cooked through], a tower of divine luxury was built on a plate then decorated and spritzed with wedges of lemon.
Each crunchy bite brought back memories of childhood when my mother would spend hours in the kitchen preparing the ultimate and perhaps most intoxicating fried chicken… she taught me well!

at a low simmer…
-R

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throwback dinner!!

Recently there has been mention from a certain someone craving a certain dish from his childhood… that dish however comes in the form of a microwaveable tray with a piece of meat, a veggie, mashed potatoes and a sweet treat. I decided to satisfy that craving and whip up my own take on that old school meal!
On the menu… thick and juicy salisbury steaks simmered in a homemade mushroom, garlic and ginger gravy, super fluffy garlic mashed potatoes [with a special kick to elevate them even further], haricot vert sautéed in a garlic-infused oil, and last, but certainly not least to end the meal… almond cake with a crunchy, crumbly, nutty topping!
The only thing I watched… the plate getting empty… like a tv show with a happy ending!

at a low simmer…
-R

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