Sunday, April 24, 2016

living the dream


Crispy, Crunchy Fish Filets

Bowl 1 - Flour

Bowl 2 - 2 eggs whisked with a TBS of mustard and salt. 
(Our girls laid our eggs this morning).

Bowl 3 - Idahoan Baby Red Flakes and bread crumbs

I used 1.3lbs of fresh cod.  I think this work would well with chicken too.

In a shallow dish, whisk together the egg, mustard, and salt; set aside. Place the potato flakes/bread crumbs in another shallow dish. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Dip fish fillets in the flour, then in the egg mixture. Dredge the fillets in the potato flakes/bread crumbs, making sure to completely coat the fish. Fry fish fillets in oil for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown These were crispy, and tasty. You have to try 'em.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Katahdin "Hair" Sheep

A variety of "hair" sheep - The Katahdin is a breed of domestic sheep developed in Maine, USA and named after Mount Katahdin - the highest peak in Maine.

The Katahdin is one of the most popular breeds of sheep in the United States. It leads all breeds in the number of registered animals. The Katahdin is valued for its lack of need for shearing and tail docking, as well as its parasite resistance and reproductive efficiency.

While often compared to goats (because they don't have wool), hair sheep are not goats. Children may be excited about the relative lack of work required to prepare their hair sheep for the show ring, but one downside to showing hair sheep is the fact that they are still relatively rare in the US.