Monday, April 21, 2014

Sweet and Sour Chicken

This weekend I had the strangest craving for sweet and sour chicken. Growing up, we ate various sweet and sour dishes: fish, pork, beef and chicken. I never really cared for them though, which is why my sudden craving for it felt out of place.

While experimenting with this dish, I also solved the problem of keeping the fried chicken pieces crispy even after they’ve been sitting out and drenched in sauce. I’ve been struggling to find the solution for a while, but finally found one that worked. These fried chicken pieces stayed crunchy for hours.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Sea & Smoke

This weekend Mr. K and I had brunch at Sea & Smoke so I could try their Cinnamon Roll Sandwich.

I’m already a huge fan of the famous cinnamon roll which is served at all three of Matt Gordan’s restaurants (Urban Solace, Solace & the Midnight Lounge, and Sea & Smoke) and I don’t normally even eat cinnamon rolls. So when I first heard that Sea & Smoke offered a Cinnamon Roll sandwich, I thought the idea was genius.

Brunch is served everyday from 8:30am to 3:30pm, giving customers plenty of time to visit. Since it was a nice day, we chose to sit outside on the patio for a leisurely late brunch.

Cinnamon Roll Sammie

This was as good as I had imagined. Two thick slices of cinnamon roll bread, ham, bacon, cheese and a fried egg in the middle. This was an indulgent, but completely worthy calorie splurge. The salty ham, bacon and cheese balance out the sweet cinnamon roll. The cinnamon roll bread manages to retain all the qualities of the popular cinnamon bun: fluffy layers, sticky sweet cinnamon swirls, but without being too messy to hold and eat like a sandwich.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Baked “Fried” Chicken

A few weeks ago I came across a recipe for Oven Baked Southern Fried Chicken that just made my mouth water.

I’ve made crispy baked wings before, but I’ve never made them in such a way that they look just like deep fried chicken.