Sunday, February 04, 2007

And speaking of chicken...

Okay, yesterday's post got me thinking about another chicken preparation technique with which I am unfamiliar. In Jordan, they not only restore chicken, but they also broast it. What is this mythical broasting? If I'm eating broasted chicken, what should I expect? Is it half broiled and half roasted? Help! I've had offers of folks to bring broasted chicken when they visit and I always turn it down because I just don't know what broasting is. Anyone got some knowledge for me here?

Happy bok-bok!

9 Comments:

At 3:21 AM , Blogger Summer said...

MommBean, I really do not know what Broasted chicken is..i looked it up on this link:
http://missvickie.com/howto/fry/broasting.html
but if you mean the ones sold at almost every restaurant displayed outside in the rotating oven, ya3ni Farroug, then this is the kind i do not like at all..i do not buy it..i had bad experienc with it once and never went back! anyway, i was going to say that most housewives in Jordan boil their chicken( to get the broth) and then stick the chicken in the oven to get the nice baked color on it, by squeezing Lemons on it and broil it for a short while. good luck in cooking your chicken.

 
At 6:07 AM , Blogger MommaBean said...

Thanks Summer. I'm actually not trying to broast one myself. I just know that lots of restaurants here claim to have this type of chicken and I don't know what it is. It seems like sometimes it's even used to refer to fried chicken. Just wondering if anyone knows... For myself, I typically bake my chicken in the oven... (wait, I mean my helper bakes my chicken in the oven, let me be honest here).

 
At 12:58 PM , Blogger Summer said...

MommaBean, to tell you the truth, i am happy that you have a helper....i cannot live without mine!!! although she takes sundays off..so i just do not attempt to even enter the kitchen on sundays..it is a family day out!

 
At 11:23 PM , Blogger kinzi said...

Cold it be a combo of braised and roasted? :)

 
At 11:26 PM , Blogger MommaBean said...

Summer, yes, we couldn't live without Miss X either. She's awesome and a wonderful addition to the family.

Kinz, Interesting guess, keep em coming!

 
At 11:42 PM , Anonymous salam said...

In fact, broasted chicken is chicken pieces that are deep fried under pressure.And I am not trying to "broast" my culinary skils here:)but it's a term that I have not come across in any cook books I have seen but there are shops that seel this kind of chicken, one of them is probably the oldest take away place in amman called (Quick Meal), or as we used to joke about it long time ago (gawwak ,mayyel)because if u read it in arabic thats how it sounds which roughly translates to :howdy,pass by (and join us for food
)!!I think they aslo mean popeyes and kentucky with this term though I think these two are only deep fried and not under pressure..but thats only my guess!

 
At 12:09 AM , Blogger MommaBean said...

Ah, someone who has some local cooking knowledge to broat of! Thanks Salam, you always have such interesting insight. It sounds like it's a term that was made up here, which is fine. In fact, Popeye's, KFC and the like are simply fried, so while it would be correct to refer to "broasted" chicken as fried, not all fried chicken is broasted. Thanks again, that helps. Maybe I won't say no next time someone wants to broast some chicken in my honor :).

 
At 1:05 AM , Blogger salam said...

http://www.ochef.com/374.htm

It might not be so local after all:)
Happy Broasting:)

 
At 9:16 AM , Blogger MommaBean said...

Well, color me surprised. You really do some through Salam! Hats off to you...

 

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