Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Beer Can Chicken, BBQ Corn, and Corn Fritters

Saturday morning after hearing that the farmers market wouldn't be open we went for a walk and stopped at the store on the way home. We picked up a chicken and some corn and for dinner made Beer Can Chicken. We hadn't made this in ages, I think the last time may have been here. The barbeque gave us some trouble, and for the first time we had difficulty keeping the chicken upright - it fell over 3 times, I think. But it was the most tender, moist chicken I've ever had.
The corn were 6 for $2.00. We pulled out the silk, most of the outer leaves, and grilled all of them.
The people at the book sale I mentioned yesterday called me this morning at work. We got a whole bunch of new books in Sara! Come and see! Damn them. So I went. I didn't find any new cookbooks, but did get another food magazine for a dime. When I got home tonight I was annoyed to see that the prevoius owner had cut out some recipes. If you're going to cut up a magazine then recycle it. Don't donate it to a book sale!
Tonight for dinner we had leftover Beer Can Chicken. I turned the rest of the corn into Corn Fritters.

3 ears of grilled corn, kernels scraped off
1 egg
1/2 cup plus 2 tb milk
1/3 cup cornmeal
3 tb flour
salt and pepper

Mix all ingrediants together. Heat a large pan over medium heat, coat very lightly with oil. Drop batter by large spoonfuls. Cook until browned; flip over and cook other side.

Serve with sour cream, butter or just salt and pepper.


Anonymous said...

I bought a rack that holds two beer cans (and obviously, the chickens too!).I'm not a gadget girl and normally wouldn't buy such a "single-use" item but it has been worth very penny as I hated trying to get my chicken to balance on a really hot grill.

Sara said...

yeah, after wrestling with that chicken I'm thinking about getting a rack too.

Ruth said...

I've never tried wrestling with a chicken - sounds like fun!

And Sara - what a terrible thing - to give away a magazine with recipes cut out!

Thanks for sharing

Saffron said...

oh! I like BBQ corn...it's something that reminds me when I was a child and my grandparents cook them for all of us outside their garden!!Baci, S.

Ivonne said...

I've wanted to try beer can chicken so often but I'm always afraid that the beer can will explode! The chicken looks fantastic.

Sara said...

ruth - chicken wrestling - not as much fun as you'd think.

saffron - thanks for visiting!

ivonne - you must try it! the can of beer is open - you pour out about half (or give it to scott).