This weeks recipe comes from the second book mentioned in my CBC post last week that was full of epicness:
I've cooked several times out of this book already. I love it.
The one I am choosing to share for the cook book challenge is Chicken and Banana Squares.
Does that sound as repulsive to you as it did to me what I first saw it? Couple with the fact I hate cooked banana – why would anyone want to eat that with chicken?
It sounded so gross it made me insanely curious. I just had to try this.
The result was surprising.
The dish is basically a sandwich of chicken and banana, coated with breadcrumbs. The banana takes on an almost cheesy quality. I was surprised at how well it works in a savory dish. I was waiting for it to be disgusting. All any of us could talk about was how surprisingly epic it was.
You guys gotta try this recipe.
*** Disclaimer: Usually for the CBC I transcribe the recipe as it is in the book, but this week I'm going to make an exception and instead describe how I did this as their directions make no sense without the accompanying pictures.
Chicken and Banana Squares
|2 chicken breast fillets
6 slices of bread
2 firm bananas
3 tablespoons milk
2 cups breadcrumbs
oil for deep frying
1. Remove crusts from bread, cut each slice into four squares. Remove skin and fillet chicken breasts; cut into similar sizes squares. Steam (or boil) and set aside to cool. Meanwhile, peel and slice the banana lengthwise into 4 'fillets'; cut these into similar sized squares.