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Monday, April 11, 2011

Sometimes you just have to Giggle

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I don’t know about you but at my house we are notorious for calling one another asking, “what is for dinner?  I don’t know what do you want?”  This happens about every day and we generally end up eating either box mac and cheese or cereal.  Sometime I’m good and take out meat from the freezer in hopes we have a real meal.  Last week I took out a package of chicken legs (yes, just chicken legs) and I told The Husband to figure something out.  I was walking out of the office and I called to let him know I was on the way home.  He answered the phone giggling.  I of course asked him why he was giggling like a fruit cake.  He responded, I just realized I just made adobo (Filipino dish made with vinegar and soy sauce) without realizing it.  I just shook my head at him and told him I’ll talk to him when I get home.  I walked into the house and saw him dancing around the house.  He was extremely proud of himself.  He made chicken adobo than he moved it from the sauce and than fried them.  He even demanded that I take a picture of his master piece.  I just stood where I was laughing so hard that I got slightly worried I might have induced labor.  I knew I should have giggled instead. 
I have to admit, it was pretty good.  I thought I was the only crazy one in the family that got emotional when I am in the kitchen. 
Please bare with me with the recipe, The Husband doesn’t exactly remember the amounts but the ingredients.  Lets just say, it is all to taste.   This post is more about technique than the recipe.
The Husband’s Fried Chicken
Sauce recipe *Or your favorite adobo recipe
1 Part Soy sauce
3 Parts Vinegar
3-4 Parts Brown Sugar (Depending on taste)
4 Cloves of Garlic (Diced)
1 Onion (Diced)
4 Tbs of Sliced Ginger

3 Lbs of Chicken (We just used Chicken legs)
Lots of Cooking Oil
Directions
  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and place in a large skillet.
  2. Bring to a boil and add the chicken.
  3. Cook until the chicken is cooked.
  4. Remove it from the sauce and allow it to dry.
  5. While that is drying, start heating the oil in a large stock pot.
  6. Deep fry the chicken until it becomes crispy.
  7. Serve warm.
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31 comments:

  1. oh, Well. Done. Husband! And I love the bit about the giggling.... makes everything taste better, doesn't it?

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  2. I can identify with that conversation! Can you believe, I have never eaten chicken adobo so I am going to have to make your husband's recipe. Better still, I'll get my husband to make it :D

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  3. hhmm..it looks Yummy! I think my husband now have competitor lol :))

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  4. I fry my chicken adobo too! Your hubby's looks so damn good! Does your house smell like crazy garlic when he cooks it?

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  5. O haha... I can almost picture your husbands dancing around the house.. :) It does look very delicious so I can see why the dancing and giggling would be ok..:)!

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  6. That is too funny. My boyfriend cooks a lot too but it seems we are always criticizing each others techniques. But overall we cook very well together. Nice chicken1

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  7. Oh yes....I get that too,LOL! Mr.H want his creations to have photos too (he can be a "diva" cook sometimes..hehehe), but lately he's too tired to cook from working. I love the twist on your husband fried chicken=)

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  8. The chicken looks delicious! And the story is cute! We do that in my house too - ask each other what we're going to eat.

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  9. Surely looks good! How sweet of your hubby to cook! hihi.

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  10. Your post is good for a giggle, thanks. My husband and I have the same conversation at least three times a day and first one home cooks. I think lately he is parking down the block so I am always first, haha, that is okay. He makes one heck of a mess in the kitchen when he cooks, but now that the nice weather is here he will be bbq'ing and I will be waiting on the decking for dinner. I'll show him. :)

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  11. Joy, this is such a great story and I love the recipe title! We ask similar questions in the house too, day in and day out...it can be annoying at times especially with fickle kids at home. Btw, when are you due?

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  12. Very cute! My husband is very proud of himself when he cooks. I know just how they feel. :)

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  13. Oh for an non-experimented cook, that looks quite delicious, you should be proud of your husband, he did a great job!

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  14. Lol!!! How fun Joy! That's just too cool.

    L

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  15. The image of your husband dancing in the house made me giggle. He made a great-looking adobo fried chicken too.:)

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  16. Love the Chicken my husband doesnt dance or cook lol

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  17. LOL your husband is adorable!! I love seeing enthusiasm in the kitchen, too. But I would be so proud too if I produced that amazing looking chicken!

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  18. What great flavors! I think my hubby would love this!

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  19. Smile. Ryan can get very proud of his culinary creations too. And this looks like a winner! Thank you for sharing another great post with me. I hope you have a wonderful weekend, full of laughter and life. You inspire me with your passion and creative soul!

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  20. You and your hubby are so cute. !! I was laughing whn you said you laughed so hard you might go into labour...too funny. But yes perhaps you shd giggle instead. Just to be safe :) The chicken looks awesome! No wonder he was dancing!

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  21. looks like you had a great meal - I HAVE to plan meals because otherwise that's exactly what we end up doing - it's either cereal or spending money of food that doesn't taste as good and costs too much!

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  22. The chicken looks fingerlicking! I would be very happy if my husband could cook like yours..;-))

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  23. Deciding what to make is half the battle in my house...this sounds delicious! I love how proud of it your husband was :)

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  24. my husband loves chicken in any form...lol. he would jump for happiness when i make this. thanks for sharing your recipe :)

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  25. I love this chicken dish, looks so yummy delicious! Wish my husband makes this too :)

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  26. ha! the husband discovered my secret in making fried chicken he he he

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