After all the many years behind the road, when you invest in an oven, don't you think we should start baking? Utterly. Otherwise, it defeats the purpose of investing in a new kitchen equipment. Don't you think so? I reckon. All these while, I have been the over the stove portable grilling pan person (Grilled Fish In Banana Leaf & Grilled Salmon). So, oven investment seemingly has brought a broad smile on my face. Nevertheless, I must also say that we Malaysians, unless you are baking enthusiast, we generally prefer on fire under our pots and pans cooking. Anyway, I am not regretting. Never know, it may spiral me to start seriously baking? Early to throw words though and mind you, I have already started and here is the latest from my oven. Baked Cornflakes Chicken (Grilled Chicken Wings). Any part will do (Sesame Chicken & Sweet Chilli Chicken), of course, I love the sinful wings (Chicken Feet Kerabu/Salad), but remember, as far as I know, baking is healthier compared to frying (Fried Shrimp Wanton). Dried herbs I already had went into this baked cornflakes chicken, of course you have the liberty to to other herbs, fresh or dried. Crispy, yummy and mouth crunching pop-ohlalala Baked Cornflakes Chicken, paired alongside sweet potatoes, optional.
For chicken wings
5 chicken wings - cut into two pieces between the thick and thin bones
1 1/2 cup corn flakes - crushed
5 garlic - chopped
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried basil
1 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
4 tbsp olive oil
Salt to taste
For sweet potatoes
2 (about 300g) sweet potatoes - simmered and cubed
2 tbsp olive oil
Pepper and salt to taste
Marinate wings with oil, garlic, oregano, basil, chilli flakes and salt for at least 2 hours.
Thereafter, coat/roll each wing generously over corn flakes.
Arrange on a non stick baking tray/pan.
Bake at 180c for 40 mins or until wings are cooked, crispy brown coating atop.
(Note: when one side is brown enough, turn wings over so that both sides are evenly baked)
For The Sweet Potatoes
In a mixing bowl, combine and toss all the ingredients.
Serve with baked wings.