I can’t call this dish a “quick fix” – I would say it takes about 1,5 hrs in total … 60 min of time the chicken is in the oven.
Chicken again, I know – I know!!!! One morning I will wake up and be covered in feathers … I just love chicken. It’s so versatile and also most of people I know like chicken.
When I was away a week ago visiting my friends, Margurithe and Bengt, I found this recipe in one of her weekly magazines. And it just said out load to me – TRY ME!!!!!!
So I did yesterday – It didn’t have a name neither, so the thinking cap on. We start with the recipe.
Roast Onion and Cheddar Crusted Chicken Drumstick – Serves 4.
8 chicken drumsticks (used fresh, but frozen is more than okay)
salt & pepper
30ml (2tbsp) milk
2ooml (1 cup) dry roasted onions
30ml (2tbsp) grill spices – you can use whatever spice mix you fancy.
200ml (1 cup) breadcrumbs (used panko)
2ooml (1 cup) grated Cheddar cheese (used frozen)
50ml olive oil
½ lemon, juice and grated peel
200ml (1 cup) mayonnaise
1 garlic clove, crushed
30ml (2tbsp) Dijon mustard
Salt & pepper
Oven on 150C/300F – 60 min.
1. Cut the top bit (knuckle) of the drumsticks, remove the skin and press down the meat so you see the bone and have a bone to hold in. Seasoning.
2. Put all the ingredients for the breading in a mixer and make a couple of quick spins. (Grill Spices is a mixture that most of us Swedes use on anything. Personal I don’t like it. So I used a spice mix I bought on a market last year; Hawaiian Chicken Spices. Just love the product, but no clue what it is made up from.)
3. Whisk together egg and milk. Turn the drumsticks in the mixture and after that turn them in the breading and make sure they are well coated. I clapped the breading on.
4. Then in oven for about 60 min.
5. Make the lemon dip.
I served myself boiled new potatoes and heart leaf salad.
I didn’t do my own mayonnaise and so long as I can get Hellman’s Real over here am I more than happy. I can’t make mayonnaise that good. I have tried many different brands through the years, but nothing as good as Hellman’s. I’m a simple soul at most times.
A great dish, especially if many guests.. and on a hot buffet. So it was a very nice meal for a balcony in early evening sunshine. Will do it again. I made 3 drumstick, I had planned to have one left for lunch today …. but isn’t so that it’s the thought that counts??!!!
“The receipts of cookery are swelled to a volume;
but a good stomach excels them all.”
This cloud is one of the fantastic music masterpieces I often listen when I delight myself on balcony in the evening while the sun goes down behind the next building around 9.30pm and yesterday in pleasant +29C/84.2F. Swedish summer at it’s best. I call it Summer Evening Music!
Vivaldi’s Johann Sebastian Bach: Violin Concerto in A minor: 1. here played by Thomas Gould, a British violinist.