Day 8: The meal that was just as good the next day:
- Parmesean-crusted chicken cutlets (published March 1, 2007) and make-ahead mashed potatoes (published March 12, 2007)
|Parmesan-crusted chicken cutlets don't have a lot of ingredients.|
The first step is to slice each chicken breast in half lengthwise and then to bread coat them in the crust before pan frying them.
|We ran out of Parmesan and hand to improvise with "farm cheese" from Colin's secret Santa|
|Timing everything just so. It's a drippy, messy process but the result is decadent.|
|Bake, half, de-flesh and mash. That's the process here.|
In some ways this baking method was easier. Prior to baking I microwaved the potatoes for a few minutes to get it started.
Halving the potatoes, while hot, was a lot faster than peeling them one on one.
While the potatoes baked, Colin cooked.
|Fammie wished for tuna.|
After they were complete, it was incredible.
|Crispy, but not burned. Melty but not chewy.|
The chicken cutlets were just perfect. This recipe was perfect and our cheese modification didn't hurt it at all.
It's great that there was enough for two dinners for two. Wednesday was delicious. Thursday was delicious.
Thursday was another late day. Colin worked late and I had fillings put in.