Wednesday, March 16, 2005

homemade "shake-n-bake"

We were sad when we discovered that shake-n-bake (or some of them at least) contain trans-fats. But that's not stopping us from eating tasty crispy roasted chicken bits! Here's an easy way to make your own shake-n-bake:

2-3 large slices bread (multigrain/whole wheat gives you more flavour, but white will work)
2 tbsp Spike seasoning (the salted stuff. Yes, it has a bit of MSG. Deal.)

Toast the bread till it's dried out nicely in your oven. Break it into small bits and crumbify it along with the Spike, either in the food processor or a coffee grinder that has been repurposed to be a spice grinder. Oddly, the coffee grinder seems to work a whole lot better than a food processor for making bread crumbs. As long as you're only doing a small amount, it doesn't take significantly longer and the coffee grinder is much more tolerate of the odd not completely dry bit of bread.

Anyway, what you get out of this process is basically shake-n-bake without a significant portion of the extra crap, including the trans-fats. Use it the same way you would shake-n-bake.

Oh, and I just have to say - Liberty brand mediterranean-style yogurt, plum and walnut flavour, is my new favourite thing in the whole world.


Blogger Donna said...

strangely enough, my spike contains no MSG. This made me very happy, as MSG makes me dizzy. dizzier, anyway.

3:31 PM  

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