Shook And Cook Coating Mix
1/2 c fine dry breadcrumbs
1 1/2 oz pkg.(dry)
1 1/2 oz envel. dry onion soup mix
2 c self-rising flour
spaghetti sauce mix
Combine the first 3 ingredients in a blender, using and on/off speed on High until thoroughly mixed. Dump it into a 1 1/2 quart mixing bowl, and stir in the self rising flour. When well mixed, place in a container with a tight fitting lid, such as a 12 ounce Cool Whip container. You can then store it at this point until ready to use.
Oven Bake: Run 1 piece of chicken at a time from 3 lbs. cut up under cold water. Shake off excess water. Place one piece at a time into a bowl containing the coating mixture. Secure the lid in place. Shake bowl a few times to coat pieces. Arrange pieces after coating on Pam sprayed 10x15x3/4" jelly roll pan about 1 inch apart. Set aside. Melt 1/4 pound of butter or margarine in small skillet or saucepan. "Lap" it on top side only of each piece of coated chicken arranged on the prepared pan. (keeping pieces skin-side up.) Use only enough of the melted butter or margarine to evenly and lightly caress each piece. Then place 1/2 cup of th coating mixture in a small flour sifter. Sift ot all over the margarine covered chicken pieces. Bake, uncovered, without turning the pieces at 400 F. for about 1 hour.
Melt equal parts margarine and oil sufficient to cover the bottom of a roomy skillet, keeping oil mixture at least 1/4" deep. Coat pieces of chicken as directed above for oven method. Brown about 2 minutes on each side on Medium-High heat. Don't over-brown these or meat will be tough. Transfer browned pieces to greased baking pan and continue heating in oven at 400 F. about 10-15 minutes or to desired doneness.
Allow 4 center cut pork chops for amount given in the chicken coating recipe, but add to the coating mixture in a bowl: 1 tsp. chili powder, 1/2 tsp. paprika, 1/4 tsp. cumin powder. Proceed as recipe directs for coating and baking. For Cube Steaks or Chicken Fried Steak: (such as Denny's ) Follow directions for either the oven or skillet method for chicken pieces but to the coating mix in the bowl, before applying to moistened steaks, add 1 tsp. brown sugar, 1/2 tsp. bottle lemon peel or finely grated lemon rind. Follow recipes as otherwise directed.
For Coating Fish Fillets:
follow recipe for either method of preparing chicken, but to the coating mixture, add 1 tsp. paprika nd 1 tsp. finely grated lemon rind or bottle peel (zest). Proceed as recipe otherwise directs. For Coating Veal Cutlets" Add 1 tsp. dry marjoram leaves to coating mixture and follow recipes as given for preparing chicken.