Michael stern's mom's oven-fried cornflake chicken

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 Eggs, slightly beaten
¼ cup Milk
2½ cup Cornflake crumbs (crushed but not pulverized)
2 teaspoons Salt
½ teaspoon Freshly ground pepper
1 Chicken (3 lbs), cut up
5 tablespoons 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 coat evenly.

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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