I am so excited about this post because not only is this matzo fried chicken recipe uh-mazing, but also, I am sharing quite possibly the coolest giveaway ever – a 7 day / 6 night French dessert and pastry adventure with Le Calabash in France!!!!!! That’s right, your eyes do not deceive you. In collaboration with some of my favorite bloggers, we are giving you a chance to win a week culinary vacation in France! Keep reading below to enter!
Can you imagine getting to spend a week in the French countryside learning to make things like this!?!?
***UPDATE: The winner was announced – Congrats Katie Nowak!***
First let’s start with this matzo fried chicken. The recipe came from my boyfriend’s mother who made it over Passover, and we couldn’t get enough! The texture the matzo had once it was fried, was out of this world – so crispy and crunchy, exactly what you want your fried chicken to be. Another really great part about this recipe was the simplicity of it – there were only a few ingredients involved, and it was really easy to make.
I decided to make the chicken during my Game of Thrones premiere party, and lucky for me when I got tired my friend, (who happens to be a killer chef at Roost in Houston), took over. He even fancied it up with an incredible sauce, which I don’t have a recipe for, but I will give you the general ingredients to play with – cilantro, garlic, honey, sherry vinegar, jalapeno, salt & pepper, and umami powder. He definitely showed me up when he made this sauce, but I was so thankful for him taking over I let it slide :).
Look how gorgeous it came out with this sauce. I can’t take credit for plating, this was all Kevin. If you don’t feel like making a fancy sauce to pair, it is really great on its own.
- Canola or vegetable oil for frying (enough to fill a pan about an inch)
- 4 eggs, beaten
- ½ tsp. paprika
- ⅛ tsp. cayenne
- ½ tsp. seasoning salt (I like natures seasoning or lawry's)
- 1 box of matzo, crushed into tiny pieces
- 1.5 lb. chicken breast tenders
- salt, to taste
- Season beaten eggs with paprika, cayenne, and seasoning salt. Dip the chicken breast tenders first into the eggs, then into the matzo crumbs. Once you have all the tenders coated heat the oil.
- Pour oil into a frying pan, about 1" depth, and heat. Once you have reached a hot enough temp. to fry the chicken (about 375 degrees F), place a few pieces of chicken in at a time. Fry until they are golden on both sides, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a plate covered with paper towels and let them cool.
- Season with salt and serve!
NOW… ON TO THIS FABULOUS GIVEAWAY!!!
A couple of years ago I was lucky enough to be able to attend Le Calabash cooking school in France, which you can read about here. I cannot even describe the emotions I feel when I think about that week of my life. It was one of the most incredible and rewarding trips I have ever taken, and now I get to share the experience with one of you!
When the amazing chefs Sidney and Alison reached out to me about the idea of giving away 1 week at their school, I have to say I almost fell to the floor. I can’t think of two more generous, kind, and caring people, and I am so excited to get the opportunity to share their knowledge and passion with one of you.
Here are some details about the trip you will be entering:
- Trip Dates: November 27th – December 3rd 2016
- Trip Value: $2350
- Whats included:
- Accommodations for six nights in a beautiful chateau hotel.
- Meals: Daily breakfast, and meals as per itinerary.
- Hands on pastry and dessert courses.
- Transportation for all excursions in itinerary.
- Personalized apron and recipe folder.
- Transportation from Tours train station to hotel where the course will take place, and returning to tours at the end of the course.
- What is not included:
- Transportation from and to the airport or train station.
- Optional excursions not listed in the itinerary.
- Flight to location.
(This is a sponsored post. All opinions are completely my own, based on my own experience.)