Monday, October 11, 2010

Guest Post with a recipe from Bridget Hunt

This delicious recipe is brought to you by Bridget of
"Tales of Me and the Husband: Plus 4 kids and a Gracie"

Bridget looking darling in the kitchen:


1/2 cup diced mango
2 T white wine vinegar
2 T sugar
1 T water
1 small shallot, minced
1 cup mayo
1/2 cup cilantro
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 T fresh lime juice
salt and pepper
7 cups shredded coleslaw mix (I used prepackaged kind)

3 cups cornflakes
6 T slivered almonds
6 T sesame seeds
3 or 4 T sugar
1 1/2 T crushed red pepper
1 1/2 T kosher salt
4 large eggs, beaten
1/2 cup milk
all-purpose flour
6 boneless chicken breast halves, sliced lengthwise 1 inch thick
Vegetable oil for frying
6 10-inch tortillas

1. To Make Mango Slaw: In saucepan combine the mango, vinegar, sugar, water and shallot. Cover and simmer until mango is softened, 10 minutes.

2. Transfer mango mixture to a food processor and puree. Scrape into large bowl. Stir in mayo, cilantro, garlic, and lime juice. Season with salt & pepper, add coleslaw mix, and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate.

3. To Make the Cones: Wipe out food processor. Add cornflakes, almonds, sesame seeds, sugar, red pepper flakes, and salt, and pulse until coarsely chopped. Transfer mixture to a large, shallow bowl.  In second shallow bowl, whisk eggs with milk. Fill a third shallow bowl with flour. Dredge chicken strips in flour, then egg, then roll in cornflake mixture.

4. In large skillet, heat 1/4 inch of oil (I used olive oil; recipe calls for vegetable oil).  Working in batches, fry chicken over moderately high heat, turning once, until golden brown, 6 minutes; transfer to rack in warmed oven (the frying part was the most time-consuming).  Set fried chicken on tortillas and top with mango slaw.  Roll up and eat right away.

Voila!  The final product. The slaw, in my opinion, really makes it. It has a sweetness to it because of the mango puree but cilantro, oh cilantro, makes it completely delicious. The chicken by itself has a bite to it from the red pepper flakes so if you don't like any spice at all, maybe half the red pepper flakes.

Make it.  You won't regret it.

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