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Fried Chicken With Potato Salad

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This  dish does not need  a lengthy, flowery introduction, ’cause, what could be more familiar, appetizing and, at the same time, easier to prepare than fried chicken. Especially when it’s done the American way as opposed to the European way.
Classically and in the European style, fried chicken is breaded with a simple breading procedure: Flour, egg wash, bread crumbs.
Following the American procedure, coat the chicken in flour, then dip it in buttermilk, then coat it in flour again.
(This method is also used for “Chicken Fried Steak”)
So there you have it, fried chicken done the American way. Dare I say: The better way ? 🙂
Well, of course both way’s can be excellent (and will be, assuming it’s done right). However, the American way turns out more crisp (again, IF ! properly prepared), so it is slightly ahead on my preference-scale of fried chicken 🙂
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Fried Chicken With Potato Salad

Fried Chicken With Potato Salad

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Fried Chicken With Potato Salad

Fried Chicken With Potato Salad

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Fried Chicken With Potato Salad

Fried Chicken With Potato Salad

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BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS # 42 – Brandade

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While  a traditional brandade is usually made with salted cod (bacalao) and olive oil, over time many different variations have evolved. Today I’ve had a version that has evolved in my own kitchen. When Maria was still alive, I prepared bacalao for her often, since it was one of her favorite food’s and many times she asked for it to be prepared as brandade.
I myself, on the other hand, am a stout hater of bacalao ever since I encountered  klippfisk and lutefisk (bacalao) the first time while I was working in Sweden during the early 70’s. While FRESH  bacalao /torsk / cod / kabeljau remains one of my favorite fish’ of all time, the salted / dried / lye’d versions are not something I’d eat voluntarily, although I have cooked thousands of portions over time for guests in restaurants around the world and mostly for fellow sailors during my time as crew cook on Royal Viking Sky. I became quite an expert in preparing it, making many a Swede, Norwegian, Spaniard, Portuguese and any other bacalao / klipfisk / lutefisk- lover happy 🙂
So, while I don’t like bacalao, I adore brandade, so at home I make different versions often. I’ll have it for breakfast, lunch or dinner and sometimes, if I cook too much (usually), for all three meals on one day, served with different sidings and condiments.
So there you have it – a not so traditional “Smoked Salmon & Spinach Brandade”
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Brandade

Brandade

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Brandade

Brandade

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bake potatoes until soft, let cool, remove flesh

bake potatoes until soft, let cool, remove flesh

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mix potaho with garlic paste, horseradish, kosher salt, fresh ground black pepper,

mix potaho with garlic paste, horseradish, kosher salt, fresh ground black pepper,

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add heavt cream

add heavy cream

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mix well

mix ingredients well

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add blanched spinch and diced smoked salmon

add blanched spinach and diced smoked salmon

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almost....

almost….

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put mixture in buttered baking dish

put mixture in buttered baking dish

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sprinkle with bread crumbs and grated asiago cheese

sprinkle with bread crumbs and grated asiago cheese

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bake until golden and crisp

bake until golden and crisp, sprinkle with chives

 

Brandade

Brandade

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Brandade

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Brandade

Brandade

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Brandade

Brandade

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