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oven-fried chicken? - moved from Kosher board

From Cook's Illustrated--I've done this many times (with cutlets as well--which should be thick.)

The Best Oven-Fried Chicken
For those who like breast meat, use a whole cut-up chicken instead of drumsticks and thighs. Be careful not to over-crush the Melba toast; crumbs that are too fine will leave the chicken wanting in crunchiness. If you own a spray bottle for oil, skip the step of tossing the Melba toast crumbs in oil. Instead, once the chicken is coated with crumbs, spray the pieces evenly with oil.

Serves 4 1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 box of plain Melba toast (about 5 ounces), processed to sand and pebble texture
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon dried thyme
3/4 teaspoon table salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
4 chicken leg quarters separated into drumsticks and thighs, skin removed, and patted dry with paper towels

1. Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position and heat oven to 400 degrees. Line sheet pan with foil and set large flat wire rack over sheet pan.

2. Drizzle vegetable oil over Melba toast crumbs in a shallow dish or pie plate; toss well to coat. Mix eggs, mustard, thyme, salt, pepper, oregano, garlic powder, and optional cayenne with a fork in a second shallow dish or pie plate.

3. Working one piece at a time, coat chicken on both sides with egg mixture. Set chicken in Melba crumbs, sprinkle crumbs over chicken, and press to coat. Turn chicken over and repeat on other side. Gently shake off excess and place on rack. Bake until chicken is deep nutty brown and juices run clear, about 40 minutes.

Jun 05, 2009
Urijah in Home Cooking

Kosher catering at Crest Hollow Country Club

Hi, I'm posting this for a friend of mine. She is contemplating having a kosher wedding at Crest Hollow Country Club (8325 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, New York 11797).

They told her that she can use Simcha Caterers, (I'm not sure where they are based) and I believe they use Kay Kosher Supervision, 73-09 136th Street, Kew Garden Hills, Rabbi Solomon Shapiro, Rabbinic Administrator; Rabbi Mordechai Shapiro, Associate Administrator.

Does anyone have any experience or information they can share? She would really apreciate it.

Jun 08, 2007
Urijah in Kosher

What happened to Negev in Brooklyn?

I just passed by and it was boarded up! I called and they were evasive and said something about catering. Their website doesn't say anything happened...
http://www.negev.com/

Apr 01, 2007
Urijah in Kosher

Favorite Kosher Root Beer

Pennsylvania Dutch Birch Beer is pretty good (regular and diet). It's very similar to Root Beer.

Mar 07, 2007
Urijah in Kosher

Kosher food for Passover in NY?

What places have good food that I can order for Passover in the NYC area? I've previously used Glatt Zone and Negev in Brooklyn and they were okay; anyone have any other suggestions?

Mar 07, 2007
Urijah in Kosher

Good Kugels in Brooklyn, for a Kiddush

Well. for next time I would definitely recomend Meisner's--I must have bought 20+ kugels from them for the holidays and they were all excellent!

Meisner's Kosher Prepared Foods
Take-Out. 2924 Ave. I, Brooklyn, NY 11210.
(718) 338-7888.

Oct 23, 2006
Urijah in Kosher