Sunday, May 22, 2011
Safron Indoor Beer Butt Chicken...
I dreamed this up earlier this week, and decided
to experiment. I'm sure you have heard of Beer Butt
Chicken. Thats when you open up a beer of your choice,
then you set a whole chicken over it, and pop it on
a grill until it's cooked to a Golden Brown. The boiling
beer also cookes and flavors and moistens the delicious
I didn't have a beer in a can, so I filled up a Vernors
Ginger Ale can, and it worked just fine!!!
Today I didn't feel like making a charcoal fire, so I
layed the chicken in my cast iron skillet and cooked it in
the oven at 350 degrees for 2 hours.
I sliced up 3 Idaho Russetts and a huge Vidalia Onion and
laid them on the bottom of the skillet.
I seasoned the chicken with Garlic Powder, Cumin, Alderwood
Smoked Sea Salt, and Safron!!! Do you see that marvelous
bag of Safron? My daughter sent me that from Istanbul!
Over here a few sprigs of that Floral Gold costs about 5 Bucks
for a tiny vial. That whole bag cost FIVE BUCKS!!!
The last pic is the finished product...It Was Delicious!!!
I Need A Nap!