What’s Cookin’ – Down South Oven Fried Chicken
October 31, 2009 by Arlene Culpepper
Lafayette comin’ atcha here. Youse know that I am an Entrepreneur! I work on da road crew to keep myself lookin’ hot and SEXAY and line my pockets with a little jingle. Then at nights I cook at Merlotte’s bar where all the local necks hang out. So now I’m branchin’ out and I’m goin’ to be Bon Temps version of da BAM! man. I mean no one has more Bam! Bam! Bam! than ‘lil ole me! And I kin cook too! Every week or so I’m going to teach y’all to make food good enough to melt even Nan Flanagan’s heart. Bon Chika Wow Wow – Appetit!
Down South Oven Fried Chicken
Child, I’m gonna tell you all about a favorite here in Louisiana – fried chicken – only dis here recipe gonna be a healthy one. Youse know we got some issues here with our people havin’ sugar and heart problems.
Just dis week, Lettie Mae went to da doctor for a checkup and low and behold, he told her she gots to get on a healthy diet. Now I don’t know if all those years of drinking her liquor did her in or what, but I know she ain’t eat right like she need to. I don’t always myself, but I gets my exercise when I be working it for da camera. Tween’ church and lookin’ out for Tara, Lettie Mae don’t be getting’ no exercise and she ain’t really got time to eat like she need to. I gots to take her next week for some tests and stuff – I hope she okay. Tara done dealt with enough drama in da past couple of months – da last thang she need is for her mama to be sick.
You know ya boy. I minds my bidness, but I be wantin’ to help my friends and family, so I told myself I was gonna come up wid a recipe dat da folks round here would be wantin’ to eat. I said, “What do dey be wantin’ at Merlotte’s dat seem so fattening, but could be healthier if it was cooked mo betta?” Fried Chicken! So I say, how can dat be made healthier? By fryin’ it in da oven – dat’s how. Hookahs, if you from ‘round here, you know people be droppin’ like flies from dat heart disease and if dey not having heart attacks and strokes, dey be going to da hospital for diabetes – sugar – dat’s what da ol’ folks call it. Louisiana got da best food fa sho, but we got da worst health right along wid it. I hopes you hookahs enjoy dis recipe – I worked real hard on dis one.
¾ cup of buttermilk
Creole seasoning (season da breasts real good)
1 tablespoon of cooking oil
1 cup of Corn Flakes (child, you won’t believe how good dat be)
Put da oven on 350 degrees and get ready to get to work hookahs! Pour da buttermilk in a bowl and add some Creole seasoning to it. Put da Corn Flakes in a Ziploc bag and add some seasoning to it. Smash da flakes real good until dey some crumbs. Wash yo chicken and dip it in da milk and put in da bag wit da flakes and shake until da chicken’s good and coated. Put da oil in da pan and add da chicken – make sure ya season it again after you put it in da pan. Cover da pan and bake for 45 minutes – den take da cover off and bake another 30 minutes.
You can serve sweet potato fries or oven baked French fries wit dis or youse can even make a Sunday dinner out dis – add some mashed potatoes, green beans and yams. Now dat’s whassup in a healthy way.
(Photo credit: http://www.webnesia.com/2008/05/saturday-dinner.html )
Graphics Creation Credits: Steven Easterly
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