I should have bought quinoa flakes, but I didn’t and as I’d opened the packet already, I was bloody well going use some of it…
I was looking through my mums BBC good food magazine and there was an article and several recipes for ‘super foods’, they looked really nice and Chicken schnitzel with a quinoa coating caught my eye, so I had a brief look through the recipe and filed it away for future reference and then looked up how to pronounce it..
I though it was Kwin-noah, but it aint!!
I decided to make it last night, I’d bought some quinoa out the health food shop, I paid £3.20 for it, I know now that Tesco sell it for half that price, they must’ve seen me coming..
That’s when it turned into a fiasco, I wasn’t going to blog this, but I thought I ought to post up the good and the bad..
so, this is
The prep photo is a little sparse, there wasn’t much to it.
I’d already made the potatoes, muffin tin Dauphinoise ..
I stood looking at the quinoa for a while,
not entirely sure what to do, went off and googled it..
It was clear I’d not read the recipe properly, I should have bought quinoa flakes, but I didn’t and as I’d opened the packet already, I was bloody well going use some of it…
So I forged ahead anyway and half heartedly coated the bashed out, seasoned chicken, dipped in buttermilk with quinoa (how I hate that word now)
Then I baked it in the oven..
The potatoes turned out beautifully.
and so did the veg..
When I gave mr 5 his, he said, is that millet? it looks like the stuff I used to feed my budgie when I was a kid..
He scraped his off and then left it, I made a feeble attempt at enjoying it, but it was a right disaster..
In retrospect I should have just pan fried the chicken and left the quinoa for another day, but learning from ones mistakes is important and I learned that I should read everything properly first, which is why I prefer to make it up as I go along.