This week I would like to talk you about films. Yes, because this is a food blog and what a better place to eat than in front of a screen. This is exactly where and when the best and most original recipes are invented.
Salt and sugar popcorn.
Popcorn dipped in pate, coleslaw, peanut butter, jam, cream cheese, ice cream, honey….
Everything goes well with popcorn.
I love films, but I should say that I rather prefer watching them at home, with no people walking in front of me or slurping their drinks. And with the possibility of shutting off the TV or even falling asleep. No regrets.
Decide what to see. Dress up. Get out there. Walk (or even worse, drive and park) to the cinema. Tickets sold out. Since we are here, let’s try this other one I've heard is good. Queue. Go upstairs. We’re late. All because you had to have popcorn. Cinema without popcorn is not cinema. Look for your seat. Yes, the film has already started. What was the name? The mummy III. Dammit.
Have you ever realized that all the food made for or sold in a cinema should be either sticky, noisy and smelly? Have you EVER seen somebody eating carrot batons in a cinema?
Definitely a movie in the comfort of your home is much better. Not to mention the surprise factor of the TV Movies. All those based on a true story films emotionally charged. One inspirational Tori Spelling performing almost perfectly the role of a single mother overcoming the vicissitudes of daily life, making your hair stand on end for 1.45 mins or until a completely involuntary doze off. Whatever comes first.
This week's recipe has been especially intended for eating under a fluffy blanket on a rainy Saturday in front of the TV.
And here you have my top 5 based on a true story recommended films that will delight your eyes as much as the recipe will do with your taste buds:
1. Death of a Cheerleader (1994): amazing and unforgettable film based on the real-life murder of a high school girl by her jealous classmate, masterfully played by the great Tory Spelling. The film was the highest-rated TV movie of the year. My favorite and, therefore, the top one. (1 hour)
2. Drop Dead Fred (1991): A young woman finds her already unstable life rocked by the presence of a rambunctious imaginary friend from childhood. Spooky, isn't it? (25 mins)
3. The Secret Lives Of Dentists (2003): Drama focusing on the lives of two dentists who happen to be married to each other. Without doubt, a masterpiece of dentistry. (34 mins)
4. Angus, Thongs And Perfect Snogging (2008): A coming of age story about a 14 year-old girl learning about love and that, who has a cat called Angus. No more to add. (7 mins)
5. Crossroads (2002) An apocalyptic Britney Spears is the star in this film where 3 childhood best friends, and a guy they just met, take a trip across the country, finding themselves and their friendship in the process. Luckily, she didn't it again (17 secs).
Note to the reader: the times between brackets after each film is not the film length, it is actually the time it took me to fall asleep.
WHAT DO YOU NEED
400 gr Chunky diced chicken
200 gr Muesli
A pinch of nutmeg and parsley
Salt and pepper to taste
A selection of tiny jam jars to dip in.
WHAT DO YOU DO
Spice up the chicken with the salt and pepper. Add a pinch of nutmeg and parsley to taste.
Beat the eggs in a bowl and cover the chicken chunks bit by bit. Then, dip in the muesli until the chicken is fully covered. Keep them in a plate.
In a deep saucepan, bring to boil enough sunflower oil to cover the chicken. TRICK: to know when the oil is ready, dip the handle of a wooden spoon into the oil, if it’s hot enough, it will bubble rapidly around the wood.
Fry the chicken until crispy and slightly brown. Put then in a thick kitchen paper for around 10 mins to allow the excess oil to soak up.