|Chicken Parmigiana served with Angel Hair Pasta and Garlic Bread|
tomato sauces/gravies enough times that I don't need to rehash the whole process here. The important part is to take your time, and use the best quality tomatoes you can find- that means go to your garden first, the farm stand second, and if all else fails and tomatoes are out of season, use canned tomatoes. Be wary of tomatoes from the supermarket- most supermarket tomatoes are actually picked green and force-ripened while in transit- meaning that they may look red, but will have poorly developed flavor and texture.
Eggplant article, we'll coat our chicken with seasoned Italian style breadcrumbs. You may opt to season your chicken with salt and pepper first, or you can combine your salt and pepper into your breadcrumb mix- either way works. You'll need a basic breading station- one container of scrambled egg, and one of dry breadcrumbs with your seasonings added. Dip each piece of chicken in egg, drain off any excess, the give it a good coating of breadcrumb- again, shaking off any excess.
This dish is one of those classic comfort foods that just can't go wrong. It takes a little effort to put together, but is always worth it. It never fails to evoke childhood memories, and fill the belly at the same time.