By Jane Bartels
1 cut up chicken
bread crumbs and flour mixture….guesstimate…
cut up onions….to taste..I use about two small ones.
Salt and Pepper
dip chicken in 3 cups of milk, then the breadcrumbs/flour mixture.
fry a little bit just to set the crust…Fry in butter and oil mixture…but not alot of grease.
pour the milk into the chicken skillet with chicken.
Cover and bake in OVEN for 1 hour or until this chicken is tender and done.
There is a marvelous gravy that happens…
Serve with Mashed potatoes…This is my FAVORITE chicken recipe and remember it when I was a little girl (in the ice age) in New Jersey.
My last entry was a recipe that calls for mashed potatoes. I have made some disastrous potato mush in the past by trying to make them without a mixer. I have tried using a fork and I have tried several of those handheld potato mashers. It was all crap!!! I have had mashed potatoes that other people made that way and they were good, but not as good. For some reason I cannot make them even edible without the electric mixer.
You will need an electric mixer for this!
Peel potatoes (you don’t have to cut them up). Rinse. Place in pan with plenty of water. Boil until tender. Remove from heat. Drain potatoes and return to pan. DO NOT attempt this in a Teflon coated pan!! It will ruin the pan and the potatoes. If you insist on using a non-stick coated pan, you will need to transfer the potatoes to a bowl. Add butter (usually about 2 tablespoons) and salt. Before turning on mixer, partially mash up potatoes with the mixer blades. Add a little milk and mix on low at first. Continue to add milk a little bit at a time, until there is enough to mix potatoes, usually about ½ to 1½ cups of milk all together. Increase speed on mixer as potatoes are mixed. Continue using mixer until potatoes are very fluffy.
For more flavor try adding one or more of the following:
Replace ½ of the milk with broth
Use purple potatoes
This is really easy if you have leftover mashed potatoes. If not you can always make some.
Fresh spinach (cut up fairly small)
Cheese (2 to 4 oz, cubed)
Preheat oven to 350.
Brown the meat with Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Drain off most, but not all, of the grease. Add about 2 tablespoons flour and mix until the flour is no longer visible. Pour in milk, about half as deep as your meat. Stir. Add spinach. Bring to a simmer. Stir and turn off heat.
Butter a casserole dish or glass pan. Spread in mashed potatoes. Pour in meat mixture. Top with cheese. Cover and bake for about 30 minutes.