I was inspired by my lovely friend Sydney Shop Girl to make a home version of KFC including the sweet potato wedges.
After a fruitless search of the shelves of the local IGA, I was unable to find Panko bread crumbs. After asking the assistant and being faced with a "what the hell are they?" type look, I gave in and bought the good old Anchor bread crumbs instead. So if my version looks slightly less finessed than SSG's efforts, I shall happily blame the bread crumbs. Skinless chicken drumsticks were also sadly lacking and so I used plain boneless chicken thighs.
Basically I flattened the thighs a little, dunked them in natural yoghurt, rolled them in the bog basic bread crumbs and popped them in the fridge for about 2 hours. Then I just baked them in a moderate oven for about 30-40 minutes. (Unlike SSG I didn't add parmesan or herbs to the bread crumbs, The Farmchildren have a habit of rejecting even a hint of parmesan....)
The sweet potato wedges were super easy. I just chopped up a sweet potato into rough wedge shapes, coated them in a little olive oil and some salt and baked them.
The end result was really, really yummy. I served the chicken with a sauce made from a mix of sour cream and sweet chilli sauce (I didn't want to get too gourmet, given that I was channeling Colonel Saunders).
I have also received a blog award. This is the Liebster blog award and it came from ANB over at Suburban Sonnet. She has a gorgeous blog that is well worth a look. Thank you ANB.
I have to admit I have tried and tried to get the little award logo to transfer to this post but have failed miserably! Oh dear. I think, under the circumstances, I might not pass the award on at present because I have inundated lots of people with awards recently. (And I can't even get the award to come up on my post...) Instead I thought I would just give a mention to a beginner blogger I have just discovered. Off To The Park is a brand new blog. Go and have a visit if you have free time.
Anyway, enough procrastination for me today I think. I need to go and sort out the post breakfast carnage in my kitchen.