So beat it! It doesn't matter who's wrong or right. Just beat it.
Okay. That was bad. Sorry...just ignore that.
Anywho...I was at Jenn's house when I yelled at her from the kitchen, "Jenn, do you want to come beat your meat?" Her response, "Helllllll Yeah, wait for me!". Or something along those lines. Then we continued making our chicken parmesan.
Jenn had never beat meat before, I wrapped up the breasts in saran wrap and handed her a rolling pin, and told her to start whacking. I don't have any pictures of that unfortunately, it was pretty entertaining to watch her release some tension on the poor little chicken. It took some convincing for her to put the rolling pin down before there was nothing left to them. Good job Jenn!
I didn't take many pictures of dinner...I suppose this was what was distracting me:
What you see there are a couple of 25 year olds completely consumed by Nintendo, particularly Super Mario 3. It was awesome. And it kept us up all night.
I don't follow a recipe for this, it's just something that you should be able to throw together however you want. But just in case, here is a brief lowdown:
- 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 2 eggs beaten with a splash of milk
- bread crumbs, (I prefer Italian seasoned)
- olive oil (enough to coat bottom of a frying pan)
- 1/2 block of mozzarella cheese (shredded)
- couple of cups tomato sauce (homemade if available)
- place chicken breasts in ziploc bag or cover in saran wrap. Beat with mallet or rolling pin or whatever heavy unbreakable object you have on hand until approx 1/4 inch thick.
- heat oil (medium/med-high) in frying pan.
- dip chicken in egg mixture then coat in bread crumbs.
- place coated chicken in hot oil for a few minutes on each side until golden brown.
- place cooked chicken on paper towels to drain excess oil.
- pre-heat broiler to high.
- in large glass baking dish, put a layer of tomato sauce down so chicken does not stick. Lay chicken over sauce (you can layer slightly if needed).
- spread a thin layer of sauce over chicken. Cover generously with mozzarella cheese. (I like adding some parmesan cheese and crushed red pepper too!)
- place baking dish under broiler until cheese is golden and bubbly. Make sure you watch this closely, it will burn quick!