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These drumsticks are yummy and crunchy and flavorful.

And it takes just a couple of minutes to prepare them.

Like really.

To top it all, they are fun to make.

And that’s pretty much all I want from my food.

I think you’d love them too.

Come and have a look at how they are made.

It’s fun!

I promise!
 
 

This is what we need.

I guess many of you have these ingredients on hand right now.

Right?
 
 

1. First, wash and skin the drumsticks.
 
 

2. Then, in a separate bowl, mix the egg lightly.
 
 

3. Add one tablespoon ketchup and 1/4 teaspoon salt to the egg and mix again.
 
 

4. In a Ziploc or any plastic bag, mix the breadcrumbs along with the ground peanuts.
 

5. Add the remaining salt (1/4 teaspoon) and the grilling spice (the one I use is a gorgeous mixture of sweet paprika, black pepper, cumin, sage and salt).

And then close the bag and shake it.

Shake it, baby!

Shake it like there’s no tomorrow!

Sorry!

Got carried away.
 
 

6. Dip a drumstick in the egg …
 
 

7. … and then in the breadcrumbs mixture, turning it to coat.
 
 

Like this.

I love this way of coating drumsticks.

It eliminates the ‘mess factor’ to minimum.

And that is good.
 
 

8. Now pour the vegetable oil into a larger frying pan and place it over medium heat (set aside a little oil for oiling the baking pan).
 

9. Place the coated drumsticks into the pan and fry both sides shortly just until they become golden in color (about 2 minutes for each side should be enough).

Note: If you’d like your dish to be a tad healthier, than you can skip the whole frying part and bake the drumsticks straight away. Just like in Shake ‘n Bake.
 

10. Transfer the drumsticks onto an oiled baking pan and bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for about 30 minutes.
 

And that’s it.

Very easy, right?

Yet so delicious… and finger-licking good.

You can serve the drumsticks with yummy fries or baked potatoes and some scrumptious vegetable salad.

Enjoy, dear friends.
 
Update: I got asked about how I made the potatoes. They were peeled, quartered, sprinkled with some vegetable oil, some grilling spice (the same I used for the drumsticks), salt, a little paprika, rosemary and cumin – and that all was baked for about 30 minutes (along with the drumsticks, actually). Enjoy!
 
 

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Would you like to prepare something delicious and healthy?

And summery?

And homely?

Then run to your kitchen and make this.

Because it’s good.

SO good.
 
 


These are the ingredients.

Simple, right?
 
 

1. Oh my, what’s happened here?

Okay, okay, I’ll try to be more descriptive… start by slicing the onions.
 
 

2. Then pour the olive oil into a larger pan and heat it up.
 
 

3. Place the onions into the pan and fry until soft and yellow.
 
 

4. Then peel and slice the garlic and add it to the onions.

Stir-fry for about 30 seconds.
 
 

5. Cut the chicken breasts into about 2-inch (5 cm) long strips.
 
 

6. Add the chicken to the pan.
 
 

7. Season with pepper (I added about 1/4 teaspoon).
 
 

8. Add salt (I used about 1 1/2 teaspoon) and stir thoroughly.
 
 

9. When the meat becomes white-ish on all sides add the canned tomatoes.
 
 

10. Then it’s time for the thyme… and oregano to join the show.

Stir thoroughly again.
 
 

11. Finally, add the mustard (not much, just a little) and the chicken broth and give it all a good mix.

Bring to boil and let cook for about 15 minutes.

And that’s all, dear friends – this simple.

Because I just love simple.

Simple is good for me.
 
 

Yum!
 
 

You can serve this delish meal with rice or pasta.

And most of all, ENJOY!

This recipe makes about 4-5 servings.
 

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First of all – never listen to Foo Fighters when it’s cloudy outside and it’s probably going to rain.

That might develop some serious non-funky mood in you.

Been there, done that…

So, please, BEWARE!

As a remedy, I started to look for something extremely positive.

In fact, I didn’t have to go very far – I just opened a folder with some pics of the Chicken Kebab that I made yesterday.

Because I’m one of those funny people who cook and take pictures of their food.

And as if that wasn’t enough by itself, they post it on the internet afterward.

What are we like?’ – I ask.

Oh my….

Why do we do it?

Why do I do it?

And why does it make me so happy?

Anyway, as soon as I saw the kebabs, my mood was back to the funky mode again…

Because these kebabs are SO delicious and tasty and yummy and light and healthy and satisfying that they will make your head spin with joy…
 
 

Could it get any easier?
 
 

1. Cut the peppers into small cubes.
 
 

2. Cut the onion into halves – we will probably need one half only.
 
 

3. With the cut face down, cut the half into halves again.

Halves, halves, halves, halves.

Sorry, couldn’t help it.
 
 

4. Now rotate each half 90 degrees and slice it three times – you have onion cubes now.
 
 

5. Cut the chicken breasts into strips.
 
 

6. Now thread a pepper cube, an onion cube and then a chicken strip onto a skewer.

Repeat 3 or 4 times – depending on how long the skewer is.
 
 

7. Pour some vegetable oil into a larger pan and place it over medium heat.
 
 

8. Now place your kebab into the pan.

9. Sprinkle with some spice.
 
 

10. And fry for about 5-7 minutes.
 
 

11. Then turn the kebabs over and fry for another 5-7 minutes.
 
 

Yum!

I like to sprinkle them with a little soy sauce – that even adds to their already substantial ‘finger-licking-ness’.

(Of course, these can be grilled and enjoyed outside. That’s for sure.)

Enjoy, dear friends.

And don’t listen to Foo Fighters when there’s rain coming!

Love,

Petra
 

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I am going to tell you a secret today.

Huge, important and life-changing secret.

It has something to do with love

Would you like to know?

I just know you do!

So sit down comfortably and listen.

This secret has been passed down from generation to generation in our family and it reveals how to win a man’s heart.

It’s not about magic, it’s not about spells… to win a man’s heart you just have to prepare this delicious chicken with heavenly sauce for the special one your heart is fond of.

You will watch the results in awe.

It’s earth-shaking.

I’m telling you.

It has been tested!
 
 

These are the ingredients – very simple dish it is, indeed.
 
 

1. Start by making yourself some nice cup of coffee and play one of Martha’s shows on the internet.

The atmosphere is very important here!
 
 

2. Then grab an onion and cut it into halves.

Cut the half horizontally…
 
 

… and then slice it neatly.

Nice.
 
 

3. Now pour 4 tablespoon vegetable oil into a bigger pot and heat it up.
 
 

4. Add the onions and fry them, stirring constantly…
 
 

… just until they have this yellow color.
 
 

5. Then add 2 teaspoons sweet red paprika.

This ingredient is crucially important in this meal.
 
 

6. Stir the paprika with the onions around for about 30 seconds – not more.
 
 

7. We are going to need the skinned chicken legs now… so yes, it is very good if you have skinned them in advance.
 
 

8. Place the legs into the pot and cover them with the bouillon/broth.
 
 

9. Stir gently, cover and bring to a boil.

Then allow to boil moderately just until the meat gets fork-tender.

This is going to take about 45-55 minutes, I guess.
 
 

10. Meanwhile, with Martha still talking about all the great stuff that girls love, we can prepare the flour-cream mixture.

That will make our sauce beautifully creamy.

In a separate bowl, pour 4 tablespoons flour, 3 1/2 tablespoons (heaping) sour cream and 1/2 cup (120 ml) whipping cream.
 
 

Give that all a good mix.
 
 

11. Now make a  little test of fork-tenderness.

Remove one leg from the pot and check whether it is tender enough to be easily pierced or cut with a fork.

Basically, it just should be… hmm… tender, folks.
 
 

12. After you’ve concluded that the legs are exactly how they should be, remove them all from the pot onto a separate plate or bowl.

13. Pour the flour-cream mixture into the pot while whisking constantly and bring the whole mixture to a boil (while still whisking).

See?… I wasn’t even able to capture this step properly, because I was using both of my hands. And my tripod is who-knows-where.

Allow to boil for about 3-5 more minutes – giving the sauce the necessary time to get thicker (and of course, stir constantly).
 
 

14. Remove the sauce from the heat and taste it. Some more salt might be needed – I added about 1/2 tsp (the amount of salt needed depends on the bouillon/broth you’ve used).
 
 

15. At this point you can decide, whether you want to serve the legs in whole pieces like this (in this case return them back to the pot), or if you want to serve the meat only (using two forks remove the meat from the bones and return the meat into the pot).
 
 

Here we go, nicely served with fusilli.

Now place this plate right under the particular man’s nose and see what happens.

And let me know!

(Click the RECIPE SECTION to see more of my recipes.)
 

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