Do you have bags of chips that are only a 10th full? How about old bags of croutons that got pushed to the back of the pantry? Don't know what to do with them? If so, read on!
I think, that, in this economy, nothing should go to waste.
Yesterday, my mother and I had an intense craving for fried chicken. She was ready to deep fry, but I offered to try to oven-fry the chicken instead. The chicken was ready, but when we checked the pantry, we couldn't find the breadcrumbs we thought we had. There were just a 1/3 bag of two week old potato chips, 3 bags of croutons from last months party, a 1/4 tin of french fried onions, and a sandwich bag of rice chex, all of which we were planning on throwing out.
It was seven o'clock, and, not wanting to disappoint, I had my mother relax in the living room and I got to work! I put salt, pepper and garlic on the chicken legs. Then, in a separate bowl, I crushed all of the chips and croutons and onions very finely (And added some parmesan cheese). After brushing the legs with a butter-garlic mix, I rolled them in the coating mixture, and put them in the oven at 375 degrees for 1 hour, flipping halfway through.
They came out really yummy!!!! And we didn't waste!
I hope you enjoy the recipe as much as we did.
Here's a picture of them after about 5 minutes in the oven: