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Baked Deviled Fried Chicken
Nothing says summertime like a meal with fried chicken, especially when it's accompanied by summer salads and fresh corn. As delicious as fried chicken is, it’s the frying in oil that is the tricky part. Cooking with hot oil requires careful attention and once the cooking is finished the oil has to be drained then safely stored and ultimately disposed of so baking the “fried” chicken in the oven is definitely an easier option. What is my solution? Of course "frying" the chicken in the convection oven.
In this recipe this chicken soaks in a spicy buttermilk brine for 6 hours or overnight, it is then dredged in flour and set aside to rest before being baked. The buttermilk brine gives the chicken great flavor and spraying the chicken with some spray oil just before it goes into the oven helps with the crisping the batter.
Convection Bake Mode
8 bone-in chicken pieces
2 cups buttermilk
3 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
3 tsp dry mustard powder
3 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp garlic herb seasoning
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tbsp baking powder
Avocado spray oil
Combine the buttermilk with the seasoning and stir well, add the chicken and turn so that each piece is evenly coated with the buttermilk. Cover and refrigerate for 6 hours or up to a day.
Combine the flour and baking powder in a shallow bowl and dredge each chicken piece in the mixture. Shake off the excess and place the chicken on a rack in a shallow oven pan and set aside to rest before baking.
Heat the oven in the Convection Bake mode to 400 degrees.
Spray the chicken pieces with the avocado oil spray and slide the tray into the oven. Bake for 35 - 40 minutes until the outside is crisp.
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Baked Ham with Tangerine Glaze and Roasted Carrots
Since ham is already cooked by smoking it is most often eaten cold, however heated through and brushed with a fruity glaze it makes a great centerpiece for celebration meals.
In order to heat the ham through it usually needs a fair bit of time in a slow oven and to avoid drying out the meat it is covered until the final stage when the glaze is added. However, if you bake your unsliced ham in Convection you will not need to cover the ham and the heating through time will take approximately 1 ½ - 2 hours, depending on the weight of the ham. If you are heating a sliced ham then it must remain covered in foil to avoid drying out.
1 - smoked ham, bone-in, skin on 7 - 9 lbs
1 - bunch fresh sage leaves
¾ - cup olive oil
1 - cup unsalted butter, cut into chunks
2 - cups tangerine juice
2 - tangerines, sliced thin, seeds removed
2 - cups, packed light brown sugar
1 - cup water
½ - teaspoon whole cloves
2 - cinnamon sticks
1 ½ - lbs baby carrots
Preheat the oven in the Convection Mode 300 degrees.
Place the ham on a rack in a large roasting pan.
Score the ham with cuts in a diamond pattern about 2 inches apart and ½ deep.
Season generously with salt and pepper. Chop 8 of the sage leaves and mix with the olive oil to make a paste, rub all of the ham getting into the slits.
Bake for 2 hours.
Combine the butter, tangerine juice, tangerines, brown sugar, water and spices in a heavy medium saucepan and heat over medium heat.
Bring to a gentle boil and simmer until the liquid is reduced to a syrupy glaze, 30 - 40 minutes.
Brush the glaze over the ham when it has completed its initial heating phase. Add the baby carrots and another 8 chopped sage leaves and continue baking for another 40 - 50 minutes until the carrots are tender and the internal temperature of the ham is 150 degrees.