mustard milanese with arugula salad

It’s been a while! March was busy, and included a trip to West Texas with some memorable food moments in between. A total of perhaps nine restaurants in Marfa led to some questionable choices, but a fried egg and sauteed onion-graced cheeseburger eaten in a 58-person ghost town was also among the best burgers I have ever had.

With every new Smitten Kitchen recipe I try, my heart grows fonder and fonder of Deb. This mustard milanese, likely the classiest fried chicken dish I’ll have in my life, just rocked my world on this Monday evening. Never in my life would I have thought I would get full from a half of a boneless, skinless chicken breast. But panko bread crumbs combined with lots of oil can do amazing things.