Sunday, February 24, 2013

Pollo Fritto

A great item to purchase if shopping in Italy... for some reason these breadcrumbs just taste better because they are FROM Italy 

As I feel winter slowly slipping away (I hope and pray it is!) I am craving a few winter weather/comfort dishes.  This is one that I always look forward to when staying at my mother-in-law's.  I finally watched her make it one day so I could try and replicate it for myself when I need a pick me up at home in England, (which is most of the time!)

Spread some of the breadcrumbs out on baking paper or foil (something you can throw away after using)
Mix pounded out chicken breast pieces with fresh rosemary and 2-3 eggs
Coat the chicken pieces in the breadcrumbs

Coated chicken, ready for frying
For frying my mother in law generally uses peanut oil, she absolutely never uses vegetable oil 

After frying for a few minutes on each side, placing the pieces on paper before serving gets rid of any excess oil.  Serve with a squeeze of fresh lemon.