Thursday, May 31, 2007

Food (You Pick The Topic)

Jenn In Holland asked me to do a recipe for her... one with ingredients she could get in Holland.

Jenn, this is for you, friend.

Chicken Breasts with Potatoes, Carrots, and Onions.

2 Boneless/skinless chicken breasts (sliced flat or sideways)
1 pound of mini Yukon gold potates
2 cups of baby carrots
2 medium onions
Olive oil
curry powder
chipotle flakes
minced garlic

OK, pour yourself a glass of wine, put on some music, and shoo the children away.

Drink some wine.

Dance a little... go on, no one is looking.

On a cutting board, pound out the thinly sliced chicken breasts, just a little.

Dust (lightly) one side of the chicken breasts with curry powder and a dash of salt

Dust (lightly) the other side of the breasts with chipotle flakes (if you can't get chipotle flakes, use red pepper flakes). Also dust with A LITTLE paprika.

Coat both sides of the breasts with cornmeal. Set them aside.

Slice the potatoes into medallions

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Have some more wine, if you are getting low... this is supposed to be fun!

Turn up your music, and dance some more. If you significant other is around have a smooch, and maybe even a quick feel while the kids aren't looking

Cut the onions in half and slice thinly.

Heat saute (or frying) pan... add olive oil, add onions.

Saute onions until slightly soft...

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Add carrots, sautee together... (add garlic to taste) until done.

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Set onions and carrots aside, and de-glaze pan.

Heat saute pan, add olive oil, sautee potatoes until done (if you would rather, you can par boil the spuds first, but since they are relatively thin, I don't bother).

Set potatoes aside.

Lightly fry the chicken breasts for about three minutes per side or until nice and golden.

Combine the potatoes, onions, and carrots and re-reheat.

Top up your glass


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cathouse teri said...

Wow! That looks pretty fuckin yummy!

Paige said...

Wow, that looks delicious. Guess I know what I'll be doing for dinner tonight. :)

Gunfighter said...

and that recipe came out of my own head.

Sugar Kane said...

Looks yummy!

La Sirena said...


I pick the topic ...
story from the marines???

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

Oh. My. Gawd.
I'm puttin on 5 pounds just looking at it!

Oh. My. Gawd.

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

Hee hee...
I had a total visual of you just sippin wine ... dancin around ... smootchin on the wife...
choppin up some grubbin...

and cookin like the chefs on TV...


cathouse teri said...

So I went and picked up the stuff to make this dinner for ONE. I love cooking for one! Ahh.....

Rebecca said...

and to say something completely original...yum!

Jenn in Holland said...

Oh, Gunfighter. Darling, darling gunfighter.
I don't know exactly why, but this post has me feeling all smooshy and yummy inside.
Maybe it's the photos of those onions sauteeing.
OMG, I loooooooovvvvve that this delightful post was written as inspired by me!
I can't wait to start (drinking and dancing) cooking!

Gunfighter said...

Paige & Teri,

Let me know how it turns out!


I like to cook... and I might as well have fun while I do it, eh?


Good food is SUPPOSED to make you feel like that.


cathouse teri said...

Wait. GF stands for Good Food and not Gun Fighter? :)

Ambassador said...

I think a lot more people would stay home and cook a whole lot more if more recipe books were like this post - including the asides and stage directions. Fun post, tasty vittles, great photos!
Jenn - you got a recipe for us now?

Hahn at Home said...

I'm missing me some shoot 'em up Friday.

Jenn said...


More recipes please! I'll save them up for when I return!

Maria said...

That looks delicious, but only if someone else cooks it. I have the attention span of a gnat.

I just might pass this on to my other half, Bing, who made me a wonderful asparagus soup for dinner...

Paige said...

Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to try this tasty tidbit this weekend. However, it is certainly on the menu for later this week. I'll let you know how it is when I try it.

Are you a big fan of cooking? I've got some great recipes if you're interested in doing a swap of sorts. :)

Gunfighter said...


I love to cook... I love to eat.

Some less than charitable souls might say that those two things might have something to do with my spare tire... but, I don't believe them.


Alex Elliot said...

And I actually have all the ingredients for it! Needless to say, I don't keep the well-stocked fridge.