For the perfect homemade gluten free chicken nuggets! I know some of you have been following the saga…and some of you are thinking “why is this important news?” Well it is a big deal in our family. Little J has not been impressed with my previous attempts at nuggets and in an effort to add something else to the lunch rotation besides salami and hot dogs, I have tried all sorts of combinations. I found the right texture the last time, but not the right taste.
The other day I was thinking that maybe I should try the corn based fish fry stuff in the pantry. Then while browsing at the grocery story I came upon Zatarain’s Crispy Fish Fry. It looked to have the perfect seasonings and I am famliar with the brand so I know it is generally flavorful for Little J with out being too spicy for J. I also liked that the instructions did not call for a coating of egg first so I could skip the messy step. I started with a few tenders to make sure the boys would eat them before wasting a whole bag of tenders. They were begging for more. I just cut up chicken tenders into 3-4 pieces shook them in a bag of the mix and dumped them in the fryer.
Every batch came out perfectly. I didn’t have any burnt ones in the beginning or the end. I also didn’t have any uncooked chicken centers with perfect outside. I wanted to gobble them up for myself!!!
So the boys each had a plateful that night with honey. They have also tried them with ranch. I have never seen plates to clean at the end of a meal!
So for your viewing pleasure:
Don’t mind the clutter. 😉
P.S. We started our journey to a wheat free diet to encourage healthier bowels in Little J so that he would potty train. Then he gave up altogether. After a week at my parents’ house we are now about 95% accident free. HORRAY!!! We have bought our last package of diapers.