Chicken schnitzel, potato gems, panko prawns, mashed potato and gravy
Chicken thigh schnitzel, potato gems and panko prawns with mashed potato and gravy was a perfect meal to watch the Brisbane Broncos defeat the Canberra Raiders in Canberra.
Chicken thigh schnitzel, potato gems and panko prawns with mashed potato and gravy none of which was made from scratch but it all went well together and was a perfect footy food meal.
- 1 Chicken thigh schnitzel
- 10 Panko prawns
- 20 Potato gems
- 1 Packet Mashed potato Microwave ready
- 1 Cup Instant gravy
- 1 Handful Spring onions Sliced
- 1 Handful Coon cheese Shredded
I bought the chicken thigh schnitzel from Belconnen chicken
I bought the prawns from the Coles delicatessen
I had the potato gems in the freezer
I bought the frozen mashed potato and Gravox™ instant gravy from Coles
I used two small nonstick frying pans to cook everything. In one frying pan add a shallow layer of olive oil and add the chicken schnitzel. In the other frying pan add the potato gems.
Put both frying pans into a hot (200 °C) oven for 15 minutes
After 15 minutes pull out the frying pan with the chicken schnitzel and turn it over and then add the prawns to this pan. Return it to the oven. Pull out the other frying pan and sprinkle some shredded Coon cheese on the gems and return the frying pan to the oven. Cook for a further 15 minutes at 200 °C.
When the chicken, prawns and potato gems have had 30 minutes into the oven, cook the frozen mashed potato into the microwave oven for 150 seconds and boil a kettle of water and make 1 cup of instant gravy.
Plate up the chicken, prawns and potato gems onto a large plate. Place the mashed potato into a bowl and pour the instant gravy around it.
Shoot a photograph and then eat the meal and feel so full that you'll pop. Undo your belt and rejoice knowing this must be what it feels like to remove a tight bra.
Watch the football on your iPad with a Telstra sim card in it so you can enjoy the NRL at no extra data charges. Rejoice in the Brisbane Broncos defeating the Canberra Raiders on their own home ground in Canberra on a cold winter's night.
Feel slightly sorry for your Canberra friends who support the Canberra Raiders and hate the Brisbane Broncos, because you are old enough to appreciate what loss feels like.
Write the 'recipe' and share a blog post hoping that those who read this will appreciate that I'm in a good mood writing this. Not only did the Brisbane Broncos defeat the Canberra Raiders this evening but on Wednesday evening, the Mighty XXXX Queensland Maroons defeated the Victoria Bitter NSW Blues.
This is a very filling meal. if you live alone like me and if your eyes are bigger than your belly like me you'll eat it all in one go. Hopefully, you don't feel as uncomfortable as I do as I type these notes.
If you support the Canberra Raiders, I hope you don't feel the loss for too long.
Questions and answers
Why do you support the Brisbane Broncos if you live in Canberra?
I grew up in Brisbane and lived there from 1965 to 1995. I’m Brisbane born and bred. I exist in Canberra. I like Canberra and its residents, I just can’t stand the weather.
Why didn’t you make this meal from scratch?
Well apart from the potato gems, I could have but the whole point of Yummy Lummy is about cooking meals for one for people like me who live alone. Why go to so much trouble when you can buy most of it at a reasonable price and still have the enjoyment of cooking the meal more or less.
Is instant gravy okay to use?
Ideally, I’d make gravy from scratch mainly because the instant varieties are so salty and I guess have other flavouring components that may be more synthetic than natural.
Have you cooked instant mashed potato before?
No, this was my first time. I was pleasantly surprised that it tasted okay and the texture wasn’t too bad at all.
What’s your prediction for game three in the State of Origin series?
Well, I can’t make a prediction. I’m hopeless at that. I just hope the Mighty XXXX Queensland Maroons at Lang Park defeat the Victoria Bitter NSW Blues convincingly.
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Disclaimer and a note on mass and energy
I have no culinary training nor qualifications. This post is not intended to convey any health or medical advice. If you have any health concerns about anything you read, please contact your registered medical practitioner.
For recipe posts the quantities are indicative. Feel free to vary the quantities to suit your taste.
I deliberately do not calculate energy for dishes. I deliberately default to 500 Calories or 500,000 calories because I do not make these calculations.