For quite a while now I have been making dinner for my mothers birthday. I try to make it special, not common, or just a little different. Friday was her birthday. So the arrangements were made and she came to my house Sunday for dinner.
Chicken gumbo over seasoned rice
A deep fried chicken
bacon fried carrots
Dessert was pan fried mini apple pies.
The gumbo was delicious! The deep fried chicken was great, eventualy. Bacon fried carrots? Unusual and very tasty. The mini pies were outstanding.
Chicken issues. I used my turkey fryer to do the chicken. Same process as frying a turkey just alot less oil. The temperature was in the low fourties and for some reason the fire went out while the gas was still whooshing through the burner. It sounded like the fire was going great blazes but the temperature was falling like a rock. Finally I discovered the unlit burner. Then it wouldn't light. There was no gas coming out of the dang bottle now. We shook it, we rolled it, we put it in the sun. Nothing worked. Suddenly it was flowing again.WTH? Any way we fired it up again and finally the bird was done. The carrots, hmmmm. Take a large skillet and fry 3-4 slices of bacon crispy and remove. Add 1 lb of slice carrots, a pinch or two of salt, some black pepper and a sprinkle of sugar. Add a whole diced onion to the skillet and cook until the carrots are slighty browned. Remove from pan and sprinkle with crumbled bacon. Very good.
The pies used flaky biscuits for the crust. Take a sauce pan and add 3-4 cored, sliced apples granny smith's are good for this. Add a half stick of butter, cinnamon and sugar to taste. Cook until the apples are tender. Roll out one biscuit for each pie. Add apple mixture to the dough circles, fold dough over the mix and seal the edges. Fry in a skillet with 1/4 to 1/2 inch of oil. These cook very fast so stay with them and keep looking at the bottoms. When browned on both sides sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar or powdered sugar. Everyone had a good time and ate very well. Mom fell asleep in a comfy chair and her husband I shot the breeze for a while. We talked politics, every day carry bags, knives, and preparedness. Later Mom woke up and they traveled back to the big city. We'll do it agin next year