Interesting alternative to breadcrumbs

The other day I picked up some skate and was searching for ideas on how to prepare it.  I came across a recipe that used cream of wheat as an alternative to breadcrumbs.  This was used not as an actual  breading but more of a dusting .  The results were  a crunchy crust that was perfect for the fish.  I poured out the cream of wheat into a shallow dish and seasoned with salt and pepper.  I then dredged the pieces of fish into this mixture and then pan fried them in a very small amount of olive oil.  The texture of the cream of wheat is such that you don’t even need to moisten before dredging – it adheres well on its own.  I was so impressed with the results I used it the next night on chicken pieces which after browning in a pan – finished cooking in a hot oven.  Who knew it would be good for this?

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Posted on May 1, 2010, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Thanks for the tip. Sounds like such a great idea and I will
    try it soon.
    Joy

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