Monday, May 24, 2010

Homemade "Shake & Bake" Mix

This is an easy recipe for a "Shake & Bake" style coating for meat. Fresher, cheaper and more flavorful than what you can buy already prepared. Notice the additon of sage for pork chops and the addition of poultry seasoning for chicken. This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled and stored for several months in an airtight container.

Homemade "Shake & Bake" Mix

1 1/4 cups panko breadcrumbs or crushed cornflakes
1 tablespoon flour
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
3/4 teaspoon celery salt
For Pork:  1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
For Chicken: 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning

Toss all ingredients together and store in an airtight container until ready to use.

To use: Moisten meat with water, olive oil or melted butter. Coat with mix (using a bag to shake, or a flat container/plate and roll meat in coating). Place in a lightly greased baking dish.

For thin pork chops (this recipe will coat 6), bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

For thick pork chops (this recipe will coat 4)  bake at 375 for 30 minutes.

For chicken (this recipe will coat 4 split chicken breasts) bake at 350 degrees, covered with aluminum foil for 20 minutes, remove foil and continue baking for another 20 minutes or until juices run clear.


Anonymous said...

Do I have to use dry mustard? I know it's not very much, but we don't like it and we don't have any. Is there something else I could use instead? Thanks, newbie!

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