Monday, February 23, 2009

Crispy Mix--Monday Mix Up

Crispy Mix

I've been totally MIA lately, but I have been cooking, and I have about 5 recipes to get on here soon. And I'll keep cooking! But it's Monday, and that means MONDAY MIX UP!!

I have something super easy here for you: Crispy Mix.

Shopping list: Corn flakes, ground flax seed (or wheat germ), salt, pepper, italian seasonings, paprika, onion salt (or dehydrated onion flakes) and whatever other seasonings you think would be tasty. Garlic powder would be great, I think cayanne pepper as well. Perhaps even a package of dry ranch dressing mix.

Crush the cornflakes up until you have about 3 cups. If you need to get some stress out, grab a rolling pin and beat the heck out of them. I just used my food processor.

A ziplock baggie is the best way to mix everything I think, but use what you'd like. A bowl and spoon are just fine.

Add your flax seed (or wheat germ)

and all your other spices.

Do a little shake-shake of the bag (after you seal it of course) and you're all done!!

Recipe Courtesy of:
  • 3 cups crushed cornflakes
  • 1 cup ground flax seed (or wheat germ)
  • 3 Tbsp italian seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp paprika
  • 2 tsp salt (regular)
  • 1 tsp onion salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
Feel free to add/replace whatever other seasoning you think sounds good. Make it your own! Mix together all the ingredients in a baggie. Store in a container with a good lid (I used an old pasta sauce jar) Label the jar and use within two months.

Now, here's what I made with it. Crispy Chicken. Shopping list: CHicken breasts, milk, egg, and use your crispy mix.

we're getting to be dairy free here, because of our munchkin so we used soy milk. Use whatever you have on hand!

Mix together two eggs and a dash of your milk. And create an assembly line like so. Take your chicken, dip it in the egg mixture, then into a baggie with your crispy mix. Shake it up good! you want it to cover everything.

Place them into a greased pan and cook!

Uncover it for about the last 5-10 minutes of cooking, so it gets crispy.

Crispy Chicken
  • 1 1/2 cups crispy mix
  • 2 eggs
  • dash of milk
  • 3-4 chicken breasts
Preheat oven to 400degs. Grease a baking pan and set aside. Create an assembly line for your chicken, starting with chicken, your egg mixture, then a baggie with your crispy mix. Dip your chicken in the egg mixture, let the excess drain, then put it into the bag and shake it until all parts of the chicken are covered, then put in your pan. Throw away the extra mixture. To cook, cover with foil and bake for about 15-20 minutes. Uncover and cook for about 5-10 minutes or until chicken is done.


  1. Sounds great. I know you can replace stuff, etc. etc, but is there a specific function the flax seed or wheat germ serves? Or would bread crumbs work just as well. I am just curious, and while I make substitutions, I don't want to substitute if there is a great reason not to. Rambling over.

  2. I bet bread crumbs would be great! Actually, I think it would be even better than the flax seed or wheat germ, that's just what I've always made it with. Ooh, the italian ones would be even better than the plain ones.

  3. Oh how interesting! I actually bought some cornflakes to use to make some oven "fried" chicken but we ended up eating most of them for breakfast before I got around to it LOL! I love this blend of seasonings - especially adding in the flax, very smart and great health benefits! Bet this is great for pork too!!

  4. lol Mary, I'm posting a pork recipe with it later this week!

  5. Krystal- This looks so intriguing. I love all your pictures. I have got to get to those oreos too!


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