Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Saint Patrick's Day dinner

Did anyone else have fun with their Saint Patrick's Day dinner? I know that the traditional meal is corned beef and cabbage, but I made that one year and wasn't too impressed. So I like to have fun with green food coloring instead. Yesterday I made green chicken nuggets (recipe to follow), green mashed potatoes (simply added the food coloring at the end) and green peas. I didn't know how green the chicken nuggets would end up, and they turned out very green. The kids loved it!

Chicken Nuggets

vegetable oil (enough to barely cover pan, adding as necessary)
boneless skinless chicken breasts (I defrosted 4 large ones for my family, and there was more than enough)
corn starch or flour
2 beaten eggs (optional: add a few drops of food coloring)
Italian bread crumbs

Heat thin layer of oil in large skillet over medium heat. Pound chicken until uniformly thin. Cut into nugget-sized pieces. Dip in corn starch or flour, then dip in egg, then coat with bread crumbs. Fry in batches, turning over when golden brown. They will cook quickly if you have pounded them thin enough. Drain on paper towels. Serve with dipping options: BBQ sauce, ketchup, honey mustard, and hot sauce (my family's favorite). These are a huge hit with adults and kids alike.


Boo said...

I made green scrambled eggs for St. Paddy's day breakfast. The kids couldn't get enough, but I couldn't touch them. I ate oatmeal instead.

Emily said...

I wouldn't have thought of green meat. Allison colored our milk green and I made green German pancakes. We had green jello with our dinner because, hey, we live in Utah