I am currently chowing down on my new recipe. I’m excited to share it, so let’s get the tally over with.
Granny Apple, sliced, with almond butter
Finished off Gina’s kind-of goulash
Gina’s Fridge Leftover Surprise! (see below)
I am quickly running out of food in my kitchen. I try to make my grocery store runs last two weeks, so I “can’t” go to the store till Wednesday. So it was up to me to use the art of throwing sh*t together to make myself a dish that would last me a couple of days.
I was actually halfway through making chicken, tomato, garlic and onion (a typical feature for me) when I decided I was going to be inventive.
How did I do that? Bacon fat! Without further ado, here is the recipe:
Gina’s Fridge Leftover Surprise!
1 large yellow onion, diced/chopped
1 head garlic (yes, a whole head), chopped
leftover bacon lard (depends on how much you need to grease the pan)
The basic theory of this recipe is to use the bacon grease in the stead of something like olive oil or coconut oil to provide lubrication for the pan. That way, the much-stronger flavor of the bacon grease soaks into your food. With that said:
.5. Season raw chicken to taste — I used garlic powder, salt, and seasoned pepper
1. Melt bacon grease in a frying pan
2. Add BOTH garlic and onion. Sautee until the onion is a light golden brown
3. Add chicken and brown*
What’s the surprise? This concoction really highlights the taste of the onion. I was not expecting it at all. If you like onions, I would recommend this dish.
*As a note, the chicken will cook MUCH faster in the veggie concoction than it would if you cooked it in butter or some other form of oil. I think this is because bacon gets MUCH hotter than other greases. If you’ve ever been splattered with bacon grease, you can attest to this first-hand.
Here are some pics of the process:
That’s my food tally for today! Peace y’all!