Thursday, June 09, 2005

Carnival of Recipes # 43

Blue-Cheese Chicken Po-Boy (Yankee Style!)



What You Need:

Boneless Breast of Chicken (washed and cut into strips)
Veggie/Canola Oil
Ritz Crackers*
Italian Spices
Flour
Eggs, beaten (2)
Romaine Lettuce
Tomato
Blue Cheese Dressing, chilled (or Honey Dijon if you prefer)
Amoroso Rolls
Ziploc Bag

What You Do:
Pour about an 1 & 1/2" of oil into a sauce pan and heat
Put washed chicken strips into a bowl of flour and coat
Dip floured strips in eggs
Put two packages of the Ritz crackers into the Ziploc and crush until pretty fine
Add black pepper, oregano, parsley and garlic powder to the smashed crackers (to taste) and shake bag to mix
Put floured and egged strips into Ritz bag 1 -3 at a time and shake well until generously coated
Test oil by wetting fingers and splashing drops into the oil -if it cracks it's ready
Place in chicken strips evenly (not on top of each other) and cook them until desired brown
Remove with tongs and place on paper towels to absorb excess oil
Cut Hoagie/sub roll (Those of you not in this area will have to substitute Amoroso rolls with something available in your neck of the woods)
Put in Romaine lettuce, tomato and chicken and top with (chilled) Blue Cheese dressing (Ken's Steak House Chunky Blue-cheese is pretty good)

These keep great for picnics, etc. if you keep the topping separate until you are ready to serve.
*Hat tip to my Dad (92alpha)...this was one of our favorite things that he would make when we were younger...but Dad, I did spruce it up a bit with the Sage touch :)

*If you are making this with kids you can substitute crackers with almost any type of cereal. We have even used Captain Crunch and it turns out great.

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