Facing the dilemma of what to serve at dinner again and again? Well, a couple of foodies and dads, Hugh Garvey (editor of Bon Appetit magazine) and Matthew Yeomans, have basically provided us moms with a cheat sheet in their new publication, The Gastrokid Cookbook, published in August.
Not ones to trick their own kids into eating vegetables, Garvey and Yeomans have found ways to incorporate adult food into meals for kids. I have seen with my daughter that she tends to eat better if she’s having the same meal and mommy and daddy, so the authors are definitely on to something here. Plus, their recipes focus on maximizing time at the table, not time in the kitchenâ€¦thatâ€™s a definite thumbs up from me!
Now, I donâ€™t have the cookbook myself (yet!) but I found their blog and boy do they have some good things to read, like babyâ€™s first meal, breakfast and lunch recipes and much, much more.
I already have some good ideas for what to make for dinner tonight! Iâ€™m following their current suggestion and making Parmesan Chicken Cutlets. Hereâ€™s the recipe, as prepared by Patsy at the blog Family, Friends and Food (who also took the fantastic photo above):
Source: The Gastrokid Cookbook
1 whole boneless skinless chicken breast (2 halves of 1 breast)
1 cup grated cheese
1 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon fresh cracked black pepper
1 large egg
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
Cut the chicken breasts into two thin cutlets. Combine the Parmesan through pepper in a bowl. Mix it together, then spread on a plate (I kept it in a shallow bowl and that worked fine. Also didn’t dirty another dish). In a separate bowl, beat the egg.
In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter and olive oil. Once the butter has foamed and subsided, the butter-oil is smoking, start cooking.
One at a time, dip the chicken into the egg, then dip in the bread crumbs and press to coat both sides. Carefully, place the chicken into the hot skillet and fry for several minutes on each side. Do not crowd the pan, and cook in batches if you need to. Set on paper towels to drain before serving.
This looks like a great recipe and a wonderful guide for everyday cooking that the whole family will enjoy. I’m going to try to get my hands on a copy of Gastrokids n the near future and will provide a full review then. In the meantime, you can pick up a copy at Amazon:
photo credit: Family, Friends and Food.