half a dozen eggs
1 packet of bread crumbs
1 Tbsp. of cheese
17 pieces of cut up chicken
large skillet ¼ full of vegetable oil
Step 1: get raw eggs and bread crumb into bowls
Step 2: Preheat oven at 360 degrees
Step 3: Place raw chicken briefly into raw eggs
Step 4: Place raw chicken into bread crumb mix
Step 5: Place all your chicken into a frying pan
Step 6: Fry your chicken for about 10-15 minutes;
Step 7: Enjoy!
Source: Family recipe
Pairs Well With
My recipe is a chicken cutlet recipe. When I first learned how to make chicken cutlets my great-great-aunt Mary taught me. We were at her apartment the first time. Watching her make chicken cutlets was like watching real a magic show with real magic! She was even generous enough to show me how to make them. I enjoyed the times we spent together. She used to tell me about her childhood while we made these supreme surprises! Sadly though, she has passed away. Some of the stories she said to me while we made these irresistible desserts were knowledgeable, others were just plain hilarious. I know she always had something special in her chicken cutlets to make them so delicious.
I remember the first time my aunt showed me how to make chicken cutlets, I was about 6. The first thing she told me about was the steps; like to first put eggs and the mixture in bowls. The mixture (bread crumb) can be different depending on how you want to make your chicken cutlets. For our recipe we put in egg, parmesan cheese, and bread crumb. The egg helps the cheese and bread crumb stick. After you dip the raw chicken in the egg to the bread crumb you fry it in oil. Once you get the bread crumb onto the chicken you put the chicken into the fryer you heat it up to a toasty 365 degrees. You leave them frying for about 15 minutes. After that you have a heavenly treat awaiting you at the table.
I remember my aunt used to tell me stories about her childhood, while we were making the pieces of edible heaven. It was one of the ways we spent time together. Another big way we spent time together was when we ate the chicken cutlets. One story she told me was as a kid/teen she tied her little, baby brother to a tree and went to go shopping at the mall with her friends. She said “…But when he got older and could talk… I was BUSTED!” After that story I laughed so hard that I nearly fell off my chair! I asked her, “What did your parents do to you when they found out what you did to your brother?” She responded, “Nothing you could ever imagine in your worst nightmares!” It was one of the funniest stories I’d ever been told, especially when she told it. She would use a sarcastic voice in the best places, to make the story twice as good.
Another thing she told me while we were making chicken cutlets was that she had a secret ingredient. She never told me what it was though. My family and I have always wondered what the secret ingredient was, but sadly we will never find out. My aunt’s chicken cutlets were definitely the best! I have never had a chicken cutlet as good as hers. One little secret ingredient can make all the difference in a chicken cutlet. My mother and grandmother can’t even make them nearly as well as hers.
As you can clearly see my aunt has taught me almost everything I know about chicken cutlets, including the process. She never ended up telling me what the secret was though. My great-great-aunt definitely made the best chicken cutlets in my family by far. I relished it when she would tell stories to me too. I hope I have now made it very clear that my aunt was probably the best chicken cutlet maker in the world!!
Submitted by: "Lauren E."