First Friday and Crispy Chicken Skin

I feel like it’s been a while since I experimented with something new. A couple days ago I was reading The Amateur Gourmet, which I read every day, and Adam Roberts mentioned something about crispy chicken skin. Now, I have always loved chicken skin and I did have the idea of chicken chicharron that we had once upon a time, but reading how easily he made it (read all about it here) made me decide to give it a try. I mentioned it to friends but everyone balked at the idea. None the less, I decided I was going to give it a shot.

Crispy Chicken Sking

Crispy Chicken Skin

It was everything I had hoped it would be. Crunchy, moist and an intense chicken flavor that absolutely changed my view on chicken. All it took was leaving it in the oven at 350 for another 20 minutos after cooking the chicken thighs (I love the dark meat!) with skin on and taking them off (again, playing off Adam’s suggestion here).

Chicken of Land and SeaMoving on, I like to refer to this as Chicken of Land and Sea. It’s basically white rice with tuna and tomato sauce topped with a sunny side up egg. I love getting the egg nice and crispy around the edges and opening it letting the gooey yolk run into the rice. If you’re ever in the mood for a quick flavorful supper, this is one of my favorites!

BurgerThis past First Friday we decided to check out The Red Rose, a small greek family-owned restaurant that’s been around for almost a century in downtown Lancaster. The food was decent, though it took them forever to get it out despite only being about 3/4 full. It looked like they were woefully understaffed that day but there was a steady stream of people coming and going so they must be doing something right! Susan and I ordered the Hamburger which was decent enough though lacked any real flavor.

Avocado SandwichMy dad went with the Turkey Avocado Melt, which is pretty much what it sounds like. As you can see from the picture, it’s an open-faced sandwich with Turkey, peppers, avocado and melted cheese on top. My dad was raving about it and we didn’t get a chance to taste it before it was gone! All in all, it was a pleasant experience, the server was friendly though the food took about 45 minutes to come out. All in all, we had a good time though next time I might visit when there’s less people.

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