1 cup Japanese panko
1/2 packed cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1/2 lb. large shrimp, peeled, deveined, but leave tails intact
2 beaten eggs + 2 teaspoons sugar
Oil for deep-frying
Spicy Pineapple Dipping Sauce:
1/2 cup pineapple preserves
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (or to taste)
Preheat the deep fryer to 350 Degree F.
Mix the panko and coconut flakes in a shallow bowl. Set aside.
Mix all the ingredients in the Spicy Pineapple Dipping Sauce together. Stir to combine well. Set aside.
Pat dry the shrimp with paper towels and dip each shrimp into the egg mixture, and immediately roll the shrimp with the panko and coconut flakes coating. Shake off the excess. Dip the shrimp into the egg mixture again, and immediately roll the shrimp with the panko mixture for second coating. Make sure the shrimp is well covered with the panko and coconut flakes. Place the shrimp on a plate lined with parchment paper. Repeat the steps for the remaining shrimp.
Drop each shrimp gently into the oil. Deep fry until both sides turn golden brown. Transfer the shrimp out with a strainer and onto a plate lined with paper towels. Serve immediately with the Spicy Pineapple Dipping Sauce.
Olive oil nonstick cooking spray
2 large eggs, beaten
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon hot sauce
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 (3-pound) chicken cut into 8 pieces, skin removed
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Fit a sheet tray with a wire rack and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
In a pie plate or shallow bowl, whisk the eggs, mustard, honey, hot sauce, and salt and pepper, to taste, together until thoroughly combined.
Add the panko, salt and pepper, to taste, the paprika, cayenne, and garlic powder to another pie plate and whisk to combine.
Dredge the chicken through the wet mixture, then the dry mixture, patting the breading on so it adheres. Arrange on a wire rack lined sheet tray, making sure there is ample space between each piece of chicken. Give the chicken a spritz of the olive cooking spray. This will help brown and crisp up the coating.
Put on the upper rack of the oven and bake until the chicken is golden and crisp. The temperature should register 160 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer in the thickest part of the chicken, about 45 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter and serve.
4 tablespoons butter
4 pounds Vidalia onions (cut into wedges)
salt and black pepper
3 tablespoons white wine
1 1/4 cups half-and-half
3 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
2 tablespoons chopped chives
salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Melt 4 tablespoons butter in a stove proof gratin dish over medium-high heat; add 4 pounds Vidalia onions (cut into wedges) and cook 5 minutes. Add a pinch each of nutmeg, cayenne, salt and black pepper, then add 3 tablespoons white wine and simmer 2 minutes. Whisk 1 1/4 cups half-and-half and 3 tablespoons flour; stir into the onions and bring to a boil. Mix 2 tablespoons melted butter, 1 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs), 2 tablespoons chopped chives, and salt and pepper. Sprinkle over the onion, cover with parchment paper and bake 30 minutes. Uncover and broil until golden, 5 more minutes.