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le home run.

















So, we made two awesome things this weekend that we shouldn't make very often, but, yeah...sometime soon again.

The first was a continuation of our buffalo wing infatuation, but this time I made, uhhhhhh....chicken tenders? They sure look like wings, don't they.

















It's just chicken breasts cut into strips, dipped in egg wash and cornmeal and fried in peanut oil. Then tossed in the same old amazingly simple and perfect Frank's + butter sauce and then placed strategically close to some blue cheese dressing and celery, it was almost like being back in the motherland.

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Then, the cobbler. This was thoroughly dreamy. The recipe's still not a recipe, but should be decipherable enough. Serve warm with an assertive ice cream. I personally wonder about like a goat cheese or buttermilk ice cream, but I'm like that.

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rosemary, brown butter, and almond apple cobbler.

5 apples, peeled, chopped
8 tbsp butter
1 six-inch sprig fresh rosemary
plus stuff below

Butter a baking dish. In a food processor, combine 1/3 cup unsalted almonds, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/2 cup raw sugar; 1/2 cup flour. Then add 1/2 stick melted butter, stir to a crumble. Brown the butter with the rosemary, then remove rosemary.

Put the chopped apples in a bowl. Pour the browned butter over the apples with 1/8 cup sugar, a little salt, couple tbsp flour, sprinkle of cinnamon. Stir to coat. Add this to the buttered baking dish, cover with topping, bake at 175C for 30 minutes.

I found that a little sprinkling of salt over the whole thing seemed to make things even better. 

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6 comments:

Klary Koopmans said...

he, i can make that chicken! and i will.

MEM said...

yay! i wonder what you'll think of the sauce, can't remember if you've ever had buffalo wings before?

if you're doing the salad thing i would also toss your greens with a little balsamic vinegar...

NeilM said...

Great Blog... how you achieve this with the ingredients offered by Albert Heijn amazes me. :-)

I'm also a keen blogger who lives in Amsterdam, and I'd love to know how to contribute. I'm currently trying to get a weekly Jam Session off the ground in Amsterdam and I'm investigating a blog as a means to build a bit of a community:

http://thursdaytunes.blogspot.com/

MEM said...

hey neil, although it's a strict policy of ours not to shop at albert heijn, i know what you mean (;->)...

the jam blog looks promising...you probably already know about these places, but i would flyer/poster at MuzyQ, Maloe Melo, JAMstudios, Muziekpakhuis, maybe even OT301...there's supposedly a blues jam there once a month, a bartender named Joe is organizing. Good luck!

Wendy said...

rosemary brown butter is brilliant! made the apple crisp last night to rave reviews. didn't have ice cream in the house but whipped up some vanilla whipped cream and it was heaven together!

MEM said...

great! i'm glad we officially shared the love. let us know if you ever figure out what kind of ice cream this needs!