INTRODUCTION:

I had my entire family over for chinese night.  It was a lot of work, but I wanted them to experience my famous chicken.  They absolutely loved it and agreed that it tasted straight from a restaurant.  I always serve this amazing fried rice with all of my chinese dishes.  It is easy and goes perfectly as a side.

I have always loved fried rice.  I could probably eat an entire bowl.  The great thing about this recipe is that you can add whatever you would like!  I have added bacon, chicken, and ham.  It is the perfect fried rice base and they say the secret ingredient to get the authentic chinese taste is sesame oil.  Whatever it may be it is fantastic!

WHAT IS IT?:

Fried rice is a dish of cooked rice that has been stir-fried in a wok or a frying pan and is usually mixed with other ingredients such as eggs, vegetables, and meat. It is often eaten by itself or as an accompaniment to another dish. Fried rice is a popular component of East and Southeast Asian cuisines. As a homemade dish, fried rice is typically made with leftover ingredients (including vegetables and/or meat) from other dishes, leading to countless variations. Being an economic hodgepodge, the practice is often done with fried noodles or pyttipanna as well

Fried rice

RECIPE:

  • 3 cups cooked rice *
  • 2 Tbs sesame oil
  • 1 small white onion, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots, thawed
  • 2-3 Tablespoons soy sauce (more or less to taste)
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 Tbsp chopped green onions (optional)

STEPS:

  • 3 cups cooked rice *
  • 2 Tbs sesame oil
  • 1 small white onion, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots, thawed
  • 2-3 Tablespoons soy sauce (more or less to taste)
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 Tbsp chopped green onions (optional)
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Manhattan (Cocktail)

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mahattan

-INTRODUCTION:

We presume the cocktail was first poured in Manhattan, but whether that was at the snooty Manhattan Club in the 1870s or in other locales on the isle in the years beforehand has yet to be determined. The drink has always had sweet vermouth, bitters, and whiskey, but over the years that latter ingredient has jumped around between bourbon, rye, and even Canadian Club. As rye made its triumphant return in the last decade, it has come to rule the roost. And new variants of the easily-made, 2:1 cocktail have also emerged, many with Brooklyn neighborhood names like the Red Hook and Bensonhurst.

“A Manhattan brings the spiciness of rye whiskey balanced by the sweetness of fortified wine vermouth. This is a great entry level cocktail for the person just discovering American whiskey, yet still a joy for the more developed cocktail consumer.”—Laboy

-RECIPE:

2 oz rye whiskey
1 oz sweet vermouth
2 dashes Angostura bitters

-STEPS:

Stir the ingredients with cracked ice, then strain into in a chilled coupe. Garnish with an orange twist or brandied cherry

Buttermilk fried chicken

Credit:Chef John

chicken

-INTRODUCTION:

If you’re just sitting in your seat on a Sunday night or anytime really and you really want to invite your lads for a night in, but the only problem is that you don’t know what to make to celebrate the end of the weekend…Well worry no more because this is the recipe for you. This crispy and enlightening dish shall knock your lad’s socks off, you are sure to be surprised how good this tastes.

-RECIPE:

-STEPS:

  1. Toss together chicken pieces, black pepper, salt, paprika, rosemary, thyme, oregano, sage, white pepper, and cayenne in a large bowl to coat.
  2. Stir in buttermilk until chicken is coated. Refrigerate for 6 hours.
  3. Combine flour, salt, paprika, cayenne, garlic powder, white pepper, and onion powder in a large shallow dish.
  4. Remove chicken from the buttermilk and dredge each piece in the seasoned flour. Shake off any excess and transfer to a plate.
  5. Heat peanut oil in a large Dutch oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Add all the chicken to the pan and cook for 10 minutes.
  6. Turn chicken pieces and cook for another 10-15 minutes.
  7. Remove chicken from the oil and transfer to a cooling rack set over a paper towel lined baking sheet. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving.

How to make negroni

-Introduction:

You know those nights when you get home just feeling so tired and tuckered out and you just want to have some sort of drink that can cure you from this lack of energy. Then this is the drink for you. It smashes out headaches and replaces them with a smooth taste and fantastic smell.

-How to:

Ingredients:

+ 1 oz of Campari

+ 1 oz of Gin(Beefeater or Tanqueray)

+ 1 oz of Sweet Vermouth(Martini or Rossi Rosso or Cinzano Rosso)

+ Orange half wheel(For garnish)

+ Old fashioned glass

Steps:

1.Add all of the ingredients into the Old fashioned glass and then put in a big rock of ice

2.Stir until it’s cold and garnish

3.Enjoy!