|the cooked schnitzels, served with a salad|
Simon's housemate, Anthony, is a professional magician. He's also quite the whiz in the kitchen. So I like to say that he's a magician in the kitchen. Ah, what would I do without bad puns. Anyway, on a fine afternoon he told me he was about to make schnitzels from scratch, and if I would like to have a look at how he does it, so of course I seized the opportunity to watch and learn.
When I get there, he's already got the kitchen bench all decked out with the ingredients:
- six pieces of chicken
- couple of eggs
- dash of red wine
- handful of parsley, chopped
- cup of breadcrumbs
- couple tablespoonfuls of finely grated parmesan
In a bowl he has a liquid mixture made from lightly beaten eggs, with a dash of red wine added. Now you can use your meat of choice, and on this occasion Anthony is using chicken. So the chicken pieces go in, followed by some chopped up parsley. We leave them there for awhile.
|chicken and parsley in a liquid mixture consisting of eggs and red wine|
|the dry mixture for coating: breadcrumbs, finely grated parmesan and more parsley|
|gently coat chicken pieces in dry mixture by turning them|
|schnitzels, ready to cook or keep|