Monday, May 27, 2013

Cook Club: Week 20

New recipes this week:
Buttermilk Bleu Cheese salad dressing
Katniss Approved Buttermilk Biscuits
Woman's Day Oven-fried Chicken

It's a buttermilk based meal! 

First up, the dressing:  As with most homemade bleu cheese dressings, it takes a while for it to taste of bleu cheese.  I actually liked the dressing by the second day - Shawn didn't like it until day 3 or 4 (and even then, he would prefer the storebought variety).

Next, the buttermilk biscuits:  The recipe recommends serving these with chilli, and I agree, they would be great with chilli. They are quick and easy to make, so that's always a plus.  The biggest problem is that the recipe makes a crapload of biscuits - I halved the recipe and still had more than enough for the two of us.

Finally, the chicken:  The chicken recipe is quicker than the one from America's Test Kitchen, but only because this one doesn't require any marinating in the buttermilk (the chicken is just brushed with it).  The only downfall of this recipe is that the cornflaked chicken sits directly on the pan so the bottom of the chicken gets soggy/mushy - something that is easily solved by putting the chicken on a rack on the cookie sheet.  I think I liked the ATK version a little better - if only because I prefer the flavor of the hot sauce over the flavor of cayenne pepper.

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