Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Scary Fingers..Getting Ready for Halloween!

Scary Fingers..Getting Ready for Halloween!

I recently found these batty err nuts at Berkeley Bowl recently. Any ideas what they are?

Batty err Nuts!


Chicken Fingers


Who ate them all?


Given, its Halloween tomorrow, what else does one write about other than creepy, crawly, scary food!!! I was inspired by all the crawlies on Food Network which led to these awful looking, but yummy tasting chicken fingers!

Btw, Are people celebrating Halloween tomorrow? If yes, what are people planning to dress up as??? I am still unsure..have a whole bunch of costumes from the last few Halloweens ranging from a devilish angel (how original ;), to a gangster's moll to..u get the drift ;)

Scary Chicken Fingers
Ingredients
1. 1/2 pound chicken breast
2. 2 tsp Cajun Creole seasoning. You can use Paprika instead.
3. 1 tsp black pepper
4. 1-2 tomatoes for the nails
5. 1 tsp olive oil
6. Salt to taste
Method
1. Clean and thaw the chicken breasts to room temperature
2. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
3. Cut the chicken in thin, finger like shapes. Taper the front to be thinner than the other end
4. Season with the cajun spice (or paprika), salt and pepper
5. On a cooking sheet, drizzle some of the olive oil
6. Place the chicken fingers on the sheet. Drizzle with the remaining oil
7. Bake for 12-15 minutes at 350 degrees
8. Cut tomatoes to small nail like shapes. Using a tooth pick piece, nail (ahem!) the tomato pieces to the chicken fingers.
Enjoy :)

10 comments:

Lakshmi@TOM said...

Happy Halloween!

Nags said...

hehe the bats look gross! what are those?!

Richa said...

they are called 'singhadey' in hindi, lucky u found them here :)

Sirisha Kilambi said...

Dhana....Nice post on Halloween dear :-) Liked ur fingers.....Pchchch.......didn't get to any of them.....I kept my hand in the browser and all were over.....:-))

Asha said...

Dhana, so glad t see the Halloween scare here. Thought I am the only one today!:))
Bats look great, don't know what it is, looks lke candies! Chicken fingers are scary, in a good way!:D

Happy cook said...

No idea what they are, but looks creepy

GT said...

Is it Kerala Tamarind? See at http://spicesofkerala.wordpress.com/2007/03/29/kudampuli-kerala-tamarind/

Nupur said...

Oh dear, those bats look scary...and bizzare! What on earth are they??
Would love to see you in costume! The funniest H-day costume I have ever seen: a guy dressed as a pregnant nun :D

Dhana said...

Lakshmi@TOM, thanks and wish you the same!

Nags, they do look creepy na? They are water caltrops also known as Shinghada (in Marathi/Hindi) or Bulls head!

Richa, u guessed perfectly. I found them at Berkeley Bowl, which is a food wonderland!

Sirisha Kilambi, hahaa thank!! Next year will send them ur way before they disappear…what say?

Asha, yah what’s Halloween without some spookiness! The bats are are water caltrops also known as Shinghada (in Marathi/Hindi) or Bulls head!!

Happy cook, they are actually edible…its water caltrops also known as Shinghada (in Marathi/Hindi) or Bulls head.

GT, not sure what Kerala Tamarind is, but looking by the link it may be different from the bats which are water caltrops also known as Shinghada (in Marathi/Hindi) or Bulls head. Now I want to try some Kerala tamarind!!!

Nupur, they do na! they were quite creepy and we almost didn’t eat them for fear of ummm..getten bit :P. But when roasted they were fantastic! They are water caltrops also known as Shinghada (in Marathi/Hindi) or Bulls head! Btw, lol @ the guy’ costume. I was a hula dancer last night..heheh

GT said...

Water Chestnuts !!!! See here :

http://elaichietcetera.wordpress.com/2007/06/02/behold-a-quiz/#comments