MICHAEL STERN'S MOM'S OVEN-FRIED CORNFLAKE CHICKEN
Yield: 6 servings
2 Eggs, slightly beaten 2 ts Salt
1/4 c Milk 1/2 ts Freshly ground pepper
2 1/2 c Cornflake crumbs (crushed 1 Chicken (3 lbs), cut up
-but not pulverized) 5 tb Butter, melted
Michael Stern and his wife, Jane, are the coauthors of the best-selling
American cookbook Square Meals.
Like many Americans - and for that matter like many of the worlds' great
chefs and food experts - Michael came by his love of good simple food at
his mother's table. Regarding his recipe he writes:
Cornflake chicken is the playful side of American home cooking. Of course,
it is no replacement for chicken pan-fried in lard; but it is easy, it is
delicious in its own right, and it is fun. Such culinary fun, which
involves making something new from unlikely off-the-shelf supermarket
products, is as
American as mock apple pie.
1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix together eggs and milk in a shallow dish. Mix
cornflake crumbs, salt, and pepper in a separate dish.
2. Dip chicken pieces first in the egg mixture, then dredge in crumbs to
3. Arrange chicken pieces in a greased 13 X 9 X 2-inch baking dish.
Drizzle with melted butter. Bake uncovered for 1 hour.
Source: 365 Ways to Cook Chicken ISBN 0-06-015539-6
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