Buttermilk Chicken Legs by: Candace
Why marinate chicken in buttermilk?
The buttermilk tenderizes the chicken meat making it juicier and much more flavorful.
In a medium bowl pour 2 cups of milk and 2 tablespoons of ACV. Allow to sit for up to 5 mins to begin to "sour". After 5 mins whisk together until well blended. Place the chicken, parsley, salt and pepper into the buttermilk mixture in the bowl. Cover and put into the refrigerator overnight (at least 4 hours before cooking).
After marinating the chicken is complete begin to prepare the cooking process.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
While the chicken is still marinating in the buttermilk get a shallow bowl/casserole dish mix the flour, cornmeal and Lil Ham Spice blend together until well incorporated. Set aside the breading.
Assemble an oven safe baking dish with a wire rack. Set aside.
Remove the chicken leg from the buttermilk marinade and dredge in the breading mix then place on the wire rack. Place in the oven for about 45 minutes or until the meat thermometer reads 165 degrees.
Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley and ENJOY!
It's Burger Time!! ~ Beef Edition by: Candace
Making the burger mixture - In a medium bowl place whisk together 1 egg, 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce (or substitute) and1.5 tablespoons of Lil Ham Spice blend. Gently break apart pieces of ground beef into the egg mixture. Using your hands massage the egg mixture into the ground beef until well incorporated. (Try not to over mix/manipulate the ground beed.)
Shaping the burgers - 1 lb of ground beef split into 4 equal parts makes 4 quarter pound burgers. Begin each individual burger with a light-handed roll until a loose meatball share is formed; repeat 3 more times to make 4 burgers total. Take each meatball shape into the palm of both hands and gently flatten until the burger patty is about 3/4 of an inch thick; lay each patty down onto a meat safe surface. Take a tablespoon and lightly press and indent into the center of each patty. This indent will help to prevent the patty center from puffing up while cooking.
Cooking Burgers (on a stovetop) - Heat a lightly greased/sprayed pan (preferably cast iron) over medium high heat. Place the patty on the pan; you should hear it sizzle. Allow the patty to cook for half of the total time listed below (minimally disturbed) then flip and cook for the remainder of time on the other side.
Burger Cooking Times -
Assembling a Burger - Assembling a burger is a very personal thing. There are many variations of order and toppings. This recipe is using toppings that are informed by our weekly Community Care Shares but feel free to use your own favorite burger toppings.
Using the ingredients above feel free to assemble your burger as your prefer then ENJOY!!!