Thursday, September 12, 2013

Chicken Katsu


INGREDIENTS:
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast
halves - pounded to 1/2 inch thickness
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 egg, beaten
1 cup panko bread crumbs
1 cup oil for frying, or as needed
DIRECTIONS:
1.Season the chicken breasts on both sides with salt and pepper. Place the flour, egg and panko crumbs into separate shallow dishes. Coat the chicken breasts in flour, shaking off any excess. Dip them into the egg, and then press into the panko crumbs until well coated on both sides.
2.Heat 1/4 inch of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place chicken in the hot oil, and cook 3 or 4 minutes per side, or until golden brown.

Perfect Sushi Rice


INGREDIENTS:
2 cups uncooked glutinous white rice
(sushi rice)
3 cups water
1/2 cup rice vinegar
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
DIRECTIONS:
1.Rinse the rice in a strainer or colander until the water runs clear. Combine with water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover and cook for 20 minutes. Rice should be tender and water should be absorbed. Cool until cool enough to handle.
2.In a small saucepan, combine the rice vinegar, oil, sugar and salt. Cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Cool, then stir into the cooked rice. When you pour this in to the rice it will seem very wet. Keep stirring and the rice will dry as it cools.

Baked Roast Beef Sandwiches (Pioneer Woman)


Ingredients

  • 10 whole Dinner Rolls Or Small Sandwich Buns
  • 1 pound Thinly Shaved Roast Beef 
  • 1 pound Cheese (Provolone, Swiss, Havarti)
  • 1/4 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp Dried Onion Flakes
  • 1 Tablespoon Poppy Seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon Spicy Mustard (I used Roasted Red Pepper Spicy Dijon)
  • 1 Tablespoon Prepared Horseradish
  • Dash Of Worcestershire

Preparation Instructions

Slice rolls in half. Mix together mayo, grated onion, poppy seeds, spicy mustard, horseradish, and Worcestershire. Taste it and adjust ingredients however you wish.
To assemble, spread dressing on top and bottom buns. Lay on roast beef or ham, then one or two slices of cheese (I cut them to fit the small buns.) 
Wrap each sandwich in a foil square, and either keep in the fridge or bake right away. To bake the sandwiches, put them on a baking sheet in a 350 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes. The buns should be slightly crusty and the cheese should be melted.
Great for a crowd!