Saturday, August 27, 2011

We All Have Some Cooking "Flops"

It wasn't a complete disaster, just disappointing.  It seemed like a good idea to stuff the chicken with eggplant and cook it up with veggies.

As you can see, it looked nice, all dressed with squash, mustard and catsup, but I probably overcooked it.  I went against one of my big cooking rules.  I did overcook the veggies.  Eggplant and chicken need different cooking times, so by the time I trusted the chicken to be finished--and it was rehated before Shabbat and on the platta (hot plate) for another couple of hours--yuck!  I don't like overcooked food.

Our guest liked it, or at least she was very polite.


Leora said...

When I stuff a chicken (usually with leftover mushroom barley soup), I do it when the chicken is one half to three-quarters cooked.

Live and learn. When I was twenty, I learned never to put eggplant in a soup. Too bitter.

Batya said...

Leora, I had a very good eggplant soup at HaGov last year.

I should have added the veggies to the chicken later in the cooking or not had it on the platta so long. I'll probably try again...