Chicken legs with hazelnut and apple

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The authentic taste of a pastured chicken raised on corn in the soothing lap of nature is one of the most healthy and savory ingredients in itself. Let's experiment with some ingredients that may seem odd at first none the less have a unique flavor.

Chicken legs with hazelnut and apple

Chicken legs with hazelnut and apple (Source: Katalin Seres-Nagy / interestingearth.com)

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Ingredients for two servings:

2 chicken legs

250 grams of champion mushrooms

150 grams of peanuts

2 jonagored apples (can be substituted with have the following characteristics: very juicy and sweet, tempered with a little tartness)

100 grams of butter

2 cloves of garlic

500 grams of potato (use 2-3 variety for a colorful experience ex: purple, orange, white)

Salt, pepper, parsley, olive oil

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Preparation:

Separate the skin from the meat enough for the parsley and the chopped garlic to fit in. Heat up a frying pan with a bit of olive oil, put the leg in with the "stuffed" side down, leave it on till you get a nice golden brown color, take it out of the pan turn it over (the "stuffed" side faces up) put it in a roasting pan. Add the cleaned and sliced mushroom the peanuts which are chopped to tiny peaces and bake for 20 minutes on approximately 160 degrees celsius.

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Add the sliced apples, potatoes, and butter. Bake it until the potatoes are soft(you may want to use a fork to check that the meat next to the bone if is done, if not, leave it in until necessary.) Finally, add salt. Don't forget to plate it tastefully.

Pro tip No. 1:

The mixture of butter, spices, garlic, peanuts, and broth that is left over at the bottom of the pan can be used to flavor a side dish such as rice or mashed potatoes (it can be only used for about one or two days if stored in the fridge!).

The mixture of butter, spices, garlic, peanuts, and broth

The mixture of butter, spices, garlic, peanuts, and broth that is left over at the bottom of the pan. (Source: Katalin Seres-Nagy / interestingearth.com)

Pro tip No. 2:

We can bake pumpkin slices coated with forest honey, which are simply scaped and pureed with a fork, then blend it with the byproduct from the leg frying.

The orange color of the pumpkin, the yellowish, reddish chicken skin, purple, and yellow apple reddish peel will create a colorful culinary experience.

Enjoy!

Katalin Seres-Nagy

May 2020