Tuesday, July 9, 2013

It's Tasty Tuesday!

Tasty Tuesday@northmanspartyvamps.com
Every smart Southern woman knows that when you are trying to seduce a man , the way to his heart is through his stomach! Sookie, laid it all out Southern style with her fried chicken, mashed potatoes and coleslaw for her dinner date with Ben (Warlow). Below are recipes to recreate these wonderful homemade Southern dishes - minus the colloidal silver....unless you are trying to weaken a fairy/vampire hybrid!

Southern Fried Chicken@northmanspartyvamps.com

SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN

Ingredients:
4 pounds chicken pieces
1 1/2 cups milk
2 large eggs
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons salt
2 teaspoons pepper
3 cups vegetable oil
salt
Preparation:
Rinse chicken; pat dry and then set aside.

Combine milk and eggs in a bowl; whisk to blend well.

In a large heavy-duty resealable plastic food storage bag, combine the flour, salt, and pepper.

Dip a chicken piece in the milk mixture; let excess drip off into bowl. Put a few chicken pieces in the food storage bag and shake lightly to coat thoroughly. Remove to a plate and repeat with remaining chicken pieces.

Heat oil to 350°. Fry chicken, a few pieces at a time, for about 10 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and cooked through. Chicken breasts will take a little less time than other pieces. Pierce with a fork to see if juices run clear to check for doneness. With a slotted spoon, move to paper towels to drain; sprinkle with salt.


MASHED POTATOES


Yield: Makes 4 to 6 servings
Cook time:35 Minutes
Prep time:10 Minutes

Ingredients
2 1/2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes*
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3/4 cup whipping cream
Garnish: pats of butter

Preparation


Bring potatoes and cold water to cover to a boil in a large Dutch oven; boil 25 minutes or until tender. Drain; peel, if desired.

Beat potatoes at low speed with an electric mixer just until mashed. Add 1/4 cup butter, salt, and pepper, beating until butter is melted. Gradually add cream, beating just until smooth. Serve immediately. Garnish, if desired.

*Red or russet potatoes may be substituted.



Classic Buttermilk Coleslaw


Serves 6

1 (16 ounce bag) coleslaw mix
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons good quality mayonnaise
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Combine all of the ingredients until mixed thoroughly. Adjust seasoning, if desired. Chill until ready to serve. This can be made about two hours in advance, but any longer and it will lose its crunch and may become tinted from the purple cabbage.

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