Chicken Cutlets with a Swiss Cheese Crust (Nebraska, 1987, adapted)

Chicken Cutlets with a Swiss Cheese Crust is a tasty fried chicken dish suitable for weeknight cooking.   The whole chicken and cheese thing isn’t normally appealing to me, but I had been craving fried chicken like crazy when I came across this recipe.  I was also looking for an opportunity to use my new meat……

Tomato Beef Chow Yuk with Pea Pods (Oregon, 1974, adapted)

I’m fortunate to live in an area with a large Asian population and have ready access to high-quality traditional Chinese food.  And I occasionally like to tell myself that I’m somehow fancy or cultured because I can distinguish regional cuisines or appreciate cold, spiced jellyfish, but I also have a soft spot in my heart……

Weeknight Fried Chicken Tenderloins, Sous Vide

There are few things on this earth better than chicken fresh out of the fryer.  And while I wouldn’t go so far as to say that frying chicken at home is difficult, it can be time consuming and a little bit touchy.  When I first set out to make grandma’s fried chicken at home I……

Curried Carrot Croquettes (adapted from Sunset Wok Cook Book)

The recipe that perhaps best showcases the spirit of Sunset Wok Cook Book is  Curried Carrot Croquettes.   It fits with the vaguely Asian theme of the cook book (India’s in Asia, yo) and still maintains the mid-80s suburban dinner party vibe of the rest of the book.  It’s also a great way to use a……