Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sunday Dinner - Roasted Chicken Legs, Sauteed Cabbage & Apples, & Crash Hot Potatoes

This entire dinner was worked around using the cabbage from our CSA portion this week.  I bought new potatoes the other day at the store so I figured I would incorporate them as well, so we just needed a main dish.  Then, last night I was watching the Pioneer Woman's Food Network Show (you might say I like her just a little bit) and she made Spicy Roasted Chicken Legs which looked really good.  So this morning when Eric asked what I wanted for dinner, I already knew exactly what we were going to have.  I will link to the original recipes and share what I did/didn't do.

If you go to her site you will see that I am going to make them differently.  I don't have hot salt and had never heard of it (although now I think I just might need it).   But I do, have all the other ingredients she alluded to using  - salt, pepper, garlic, and red pepper.  The alternate way was actually how she made it on yesterday's show.  Although as I mentioned in Friday's post, she is often cooking for a crowd - this week she was making 48 chicken legs and we definitely don't need that many so I cut the recipe way down and changed the proportions slightly.  As a side note, we did not think these were the slightest bit spicy.

Chicken legs
1 stick butter
Juice of 1 lemon
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp cayenne pepper

Melt butter in saucepan.
Add juice of one lemon.
Add minced garlic and remaining ingredients and whisk together.
Coat each chicken leg in mixture and place on foil coated baking sheet.
Brush each chicken leg with additional sauce.
At this point I lightly sprinkled them with cayenne pepper.
Bake on 450 degrees for 30 minutes.  I then broiled the chicken for a couple minutes to brown up the skin.

Cabbage Side - Farmer Boy's Cabbage & Apples
Our CSA shared this recipe with us.  It comes from the Laura Ingalls Wilder Book, Farmer Boy.
1 small head of cabbage, chopped
2 onions, sliced
2 apples, chopped 

In a cast iron pot, saute onions in butter until translucent.
Add cabbage & apples.  Cook until soft.
Add salt & pepper to taste.

Potato Side - Crash Hot Potatoes
I originally saw this dish on Pinterest and included the link above.  I do have to say when searching for them online, I also found them on the Pioneer Woman's website.

12 new potatoes
Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper
Herb of your choice - I used parsley because it's in my garden.  The original recipe uses rosemary.

Boil potatoes.
Drizzle baking sheet with olive oil to keep potatoes from sticking.
Place boiled potatoes on baking sheet, spaced evenly.
Use potato masher to lightly smash them.  Rotate masher and smash 2nd time.
Drizzle with olive oil again.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Bake on 450 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
And it's off to work for me.  I hope you enjoy trying one or more of these recipes. 
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