Extra-Crispy Buttermilk Chicken Tenders

In a break from tradition (at least for this site), I’m not listing an abbreviated recipe at the top here, for a couple of reasons. First, while this meal is super easy, it is almost entirely dependent on specific technique, and a couple of important details that, if ignored, will lead to disaster. And, well,Continue reading “Extra-Crispy Buttermilk Chicken Tenders”

10 Chickens Pot Pie

#RecipeUpTop (Details below): 2 chicken breasts (boneless, skinless) 2 cups of whole milk (have more on hand) 4 stalks of celery 2 large carrots 1 medium sweet potato (or 1 russet potato) 1/2 of a large yellow onion 1/2 bag of frozen peas 4 tablespoons butter 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour Salt (to taste) Pepper (toContinue reading “10 Chickens Pot Pie”

Clove and Beet Pickled Eggs

#RecipeUpTop (details to follow): 1 can of sliced beets, with juice (NOT PICKLED); 12 eggs; White vinegar (varies); Salt (varies); Brown Sugar (varies); 1 tablespoon yellow mustard seeds; 1 tablespoon whole cloves; 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes; Method: Hard boil and peel your eggs. Separate the beet juice from the beets and weigh it.Continue reading “Clove and Beet Pickled Eggs”

Vegan(ish?) Thai Coconut Curry

#RecipeUpTop (details below): 2 Sweet potatoes; 2 limes; 1 red bell pepper; 1/2 bag frozen broccoli; 1/2 bag frozen peas; 1/2 red or yellow onion; 1 tablespoon Thai curry paste (of your choosing); 1 tablespoon palm sugar (or brown sugar); 1 tablespoon soy sauce (or salt equivalent); 1 tablespoon fresh ginger; 1 teaspoon fresh garlic;Continue reading “Vegan(ish?) Thai Coconut Curry”

Crispy Tuna Cake Po’Boy

#RecipeUpTop (details to follow): For the crispy tuna cakes: 2 cans tuna, of your preference; 2 cups bread crumbs (unseasoned); 1 egg; 1/4 cup diced yellow onion; 2 tablespoons mayo; 1 tablespoon dijon or stone-ground mustard; 1 teaspoon celery seed; Salt (to taste); Black pepper (to taste); Hot sauce (to taste); Cayenne pepper (to taste);Continue reading “Crispy Tuna Cake Po’Boy”

Corn Tortillas

This one took a while to come to fruition, and was maybe the most frustrating culinary puzzle I’ve ever tackled. These are so simple, which I think is part of the problem, but they’re also SO worth it. They’ve completely replaced store-bought flour tortillas for us, and are a completely different food from the brittle,Continue reading “Corn Tortillas”

10Chickens Sport Sausage with Fennel and Mustard Seed

It’s high school basketball tournament week here in Maine, meaning everyone is out of school and all eyes are on the arena in Bangor. That also means it’s time for some sports food, and this time of year I can’t think of anything better than some hot sausage and cold beer. I hesitate to callContinue reading “10Chickens Sport Sausage with Fennel and Mustard Seed”

Beak to Talon (do chickens have talons?)

The cornerstone of this lifestyle is getting the most out of everything we do, and everything we use. Often, that also means we’re cooking with base ingredients we’ve made ourselves (like whole oat flour), and that tends to elevate the final product in pretty dramatic ways. It also means some extra effort, so sleeves up.Continue reading “Beak to Talon (do chickens have talons?)”

The First Chicken

#RecipeUpTop (details to follow): Ingredients: 1 Chicken; Salt (to taste); Black pepper (to taste); Root vegetables (optional); Brown sugar (optional); Method: Spatchcock and brine your chicken as follows: if overnight, a 6% brine. If cooking same day, a 10% brine. Rinse and dry chicken, season with salt and pepper, and roast at 475F for fortyContinue reading “The First Chicken”