Saturday, September 29, 2012

Recipe: Save Money and Make Your Own Homemade Shake and Bake Coating!

Those little packets of seasoned flour coating mix  for your meats, chicken, and fish can run into money.  However, I wanted to share a great recipe to help you make your own version of Shake and Bake that is just as tasty and far cheaper.

An initial batch makes about the equivalent of twenty packets of its commercial counterpart.  Once you prepare a recipe, you store this seasoned flour-crumb mix in the refrigerator in a covered container.  Make this ahead and will be set for a while. 

Take your measuring cup and divide the homemade mix into twenty portions.  You can store each measured portion into a food storage bag for extra convenience.

This seasoned flour mix will make that chicken, fish pork chops or whatever other meats you coat surprisingly tender plus flavorful with just enough spices.

I do hope you try this recipe because it is really delicious and a much cheaper way to go!

My Easy Homemade Shake and Bake Seasoned Flour Coating Mix  (Makes 20 Packets)

4 cups of flour
4 cups of crackermeal  (or ground crackers)
4 tablespoons of salt
2 tablespoons of sugar
2 teaspoons of onion powder
2 teaspoons of garlic powder
3 tablespoons of paprika
1/4 cup of canola oil

Mix well and store in the refrigerator in a covered container. 

Makes about twenty packets.