Oktoberfest Special – Chicken Schnitzel With Fries Tossed in Garlic, Parsley & Chunky Salad
It's OKTOBER my friends, that time of the year when barrels of freshly brewed beers are enjoyed in Munich, Germany for the Oktoberfest. One of my closest friends is there killing it right now and she has been killing me by sending the sinful food pictures from there. With all this killing happening, I am going to kill my diet plan and chill like a German.
Chilled Beer + Fried Chicken + Fried Potato, how can this combination ever go wrong!!!
Prep Time- 10 mins
Cooking Time- 10 mins
Heat oil in a thick-bottomed pan. For frying, once hot, turn the flame to medium low.
2 whole chicken breast- Slit it sideways horizontally from the thicker side of the chicken breast right till the centre but do not cut it though. In culinary terms, it's known as a butterfly cut. In layman terms, it should look like a heart.
Now place this slit chicken breast in a zip lock bag with the help of a mallet or a rolling pin. The reason to follow this step is to ensure the chicken meat is evenly thin for a perfect crispy Schnitzel.
In a deep dish, mix flour and season it with salt and pepper. Set aside.
In a large bowl, crack an egg, add 1 tsp of Dijon mustard and whip it up with a fork.
In a deep dish, add 1-½ cups of breadcrumbs and season it. (I even added garlic powder and dried oregano to this breadcrumb mix for extra flavour)
It's time to crumb the chicken –
Using a pair of tongs, start with a coating of flour, giving the chicken a dry surface, which allows the egg and mustard, beaten mixture to adhere to the meat. Let the excess egg was drain and the transfer it to the breadcrumbs. Pat it lightly and ensure the chicken breast is crumbed well. Rest it on a wire mesh before frying, this ensure that the coating will remain the chicken at the time of frying.
Fry the chicken, on amedium heat till it is golden brown in colour (approx. 6-8 min).
Remove it on a plate underlined with a tissue, to drain off the excess oil.
Serve it hot along with fries and salad and lemon wedges.
Fries + Chopped Garlic + Chopped Parsley + ½ a juice of lime à Toss!
Salad– Chunks of Cucumber, Tomatoes, Onions + Olives + Lime Juice + Seasoningà Toss!
It’s that quick and easy to make this Oktoberfest Special Dish. I grabbed my largest beer mug along with this yummy fried chicken and potatoes and it was Munich in Mumbai. Go ahead try it out & stay hungry!
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Article and Images- Harsh Dixit
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