Straight off, let me just say that I love potatoes. I love them mashed, I love them in dressing at Thanksgiving and Christmas, I love them baked and twice-baked, deep-fried, boiled, and as filling in perogies. I have rarely met a form of potato that I cannot wholeheartedly embrace. My special indulgence is a bag or two of Cavendish fries in my freezer — their Flavourcrisp line is my commercial fry of choice (stay tuned for an upcoming post on making poutine at home with their fries).
Cavendish has a new line on the market now. Their “From The Farm” line features several different options, grown in PEI, prepared with 100% canola oil, and lightly seasoned with salt. It’s easy to jazz them up with extra seasoning, if you like (try a bit of chili powder), or enjoy them just the way they are.
I have three boys, and our family of 5 is pretty busy. Mealtime prep often needs to be quick, so we have time to enjoy each others’ company before dashing off to Cubs, dance classes, school meetings.. the list goes on! Making something everyone will enjoy can often be a challenge, so here’s a recipe for homemade chicken nuggets to speed up your own mealtime rush!
Makes: 6 portions
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
10 boneless skinless chicken thighs
2 cups panko bread crumbs
1-1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp ground mustard
1/8 tsp celery seed
1/2 cup buttermilk
Preheat the oven to 450F. Cut the chicken thighs into nuggets of approximately equal side. You can usually get 3-4 nuggets from one chicken thigh.
Combine breadcrumbs, chili powder, salt, ground mustard, and celery seed in a bowl. In another bowl, beat the eggs and stir in the buttermilk. Dip each piece of chicken in the buttermilk mixture, then roll it in the breadcrumb mixture and place on a parchment covered baking sheet.
When complete, place the sheets in the oven on a middle rack and bake for 20 minutes. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
Cavendish “From The Farm” wedges make a tasty accompaniment to these. To prepare them together, place everything in the oven at the same time (wedges on the top rack) and flip the wedges over after 10 minutes to help them crisp up evenly.
All three boys gave them two thumbs up, and the youngest was even sneaking wedges from his brothers’ plates — sneaky monkey! 😉
*Disclosure – I am participating in the From the Farm blog tour by Mom Central Canada on behalf of Cavendish. I received compensation as a thank you for participating and for sharing my honest opinion. The opinions on this blog are my own