No one will ever guess from what sort of meat these fragrant snack pieces with a golden crust are cooked! There will be two and both versions being put forward, both wrong: either fish or pork. But the fact that it is a chop from chicken meat - no one would guess, believe me!
By the way, such an operational dish will surely save you during festive events and birthdays, because it is a pleasure to cook it, and besides, it perfectly nourishes the body and your guests will not leave the holiday hungry!
Carbonade - a great snack for friendly gatherings or parties, as a snack between meals and simply - as a delicacy. If you decide to cook this mysterious recipe, do not forget to serve different sauces to the ready dish - they will be most welcome!
For 4 portions of Chicken Carbonate, you will need:
- 500 g chicken fillet;
- 1 tsp. soda;
- 1 tbsp. starch;
- 1 tbsp. lemon juice;
- 1.5 tbsp. wheat flour;
- 0.5 tsp. salts;
- 3 pinches of black ground pepper;
- 100 ml of vegetable oil.
Of course, this snack can be prepared from any part of the chicken, but it is not recommended to use poultry, as it undergoes a longer heat treatment than the broiler.
Rinse fresh chicken fillet in water and remove all strands and films from it. Cut the fillet into strips, and then the strips into cubes, placing the whole cut into a bowl. Adjust the size of the chicken pieces as you like.
Put salt and soda in a bowl.
Pour lemon juice there too and wait for the reaction to end. Instead of lemon juice, you can use 2-3 pinches of citric acid, diluted in 1 hl. water. Then mix all the pieces together so that they are wrapped in the resulting sauce.
Pour in the starch and mix again the entire contents of the bowl.
Last, add black ground pepper and set aside a bowl for 10 minutes in order for the sauce to soften the chicken meat properly.
After this time, add wheat flour and mix everything together so that each piece of chicken meat is breaded.
Heat the sauce in a skillet, pan with a non-stick coating or a cauldron of vegetable oil and put the first portion of chicken carbonate in it. Immediately, the entire contents of the bowl should not be laid out in a container, as the snack pieces stick together and will not cook well. Tomit the carbonade from one side on the fire for about 3-5 minutes, and then turn over to the other side.
Fry the same amount of time and remove with a slotted spoon on a plate. Some cooks spread snacks on paper napkins to stack excess fat, but the chicken fillet itself is rather dry, so it’s best to let the vegetable oil soak into it as it cools.
By the way, this meat delicacy stays hot inside for a long time, thanks to the crisp crust, so you can serve it both immediately after cooking and after a while. Just do not forget the sauces and greens with vegetables! Good appetite!
Now calculate the cost of such an amazing dish:
- 500 g of chicken fillet - 80 rubles;
- 1.5 tbsp. wheat flour - 3 rub .;
- spices - 5 rubles;
- 100 ml of vegetable oil - 6 rubles.
Total: 4 servings of crispy chicken snacks will cost 94 rubles., And a portion - 23.5 rubles. A great option for those who love prompt and juicy cooking!