CHARDONNAY/MOSCATO CHICKEN, BEET CHEDDAR APPLE TARTS & BEER BATTERED ZUCCHINI

CHARDONNAY/MOSCATO CHICKEN
1 chicken fillet per person
2 + 3 tablespoons butter
2 1/2 tablespoons Wondra flour + flour for dusting
Fresh ground salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 cup favorite wine (I alternate between white Moscato and chardonnay)
Juice of 1 large lemon
1/2 cup heavy cream
Angel Hair pasta
diced green onions
diced tomatoes
Parmesan Cheese

  • Melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium high heat.
  • Generously salt and pepper chicken pieces.
  • Dredge chicken pieces in flour and add to melted butter.  Brown both sides evenly.
  • Plate Chicken over prepared angel hair.
  • In a small saucepan melt 3 tablespoons butter over medium heat.
  • Whisk in 2 1/2 tablespoons flour until well blended and golden.
  • Whisk in lemon juice and wine, bring to a SLOW boil.
  • Whisk in cream and serve immediately.
  • Pour over chicken pieces and top with green onions, tomatoes and Parmesan cheese.

BEET CHEDDAR APPLE TARTS (from an old recipe page – source unknown)
1 sheet Puff Pastry, thawed and cut into fourths and edges rounded
3/4 cup shredded white cheddar cheese
1 apple peeled, cored and sliced thin
1 beet peeled and slice thin
4 green onions, sliced thin
Fresh ground salt and pepper medley

  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place pastry circles on parchment paper.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Sprinkle half the cheese on the rounds.
  • Arrange apple slices and beet slices alternately on pastry circles.
  • Top with remaining cheese and green onions.
  • Sprinkle again with salt and pepper.
  • Bake 15 minutes until pastry is golden and slightly puffed.

BEER BATTERED ZUCCHINI 
2-3   zucchini, sliced (I used round – love them)
1 1/2 cup four
1 cup+ Angry Orchard Summer Ale
2 egg yolks
1 tablespoon Avocado oil
Wondra flour for dredging
fresh ground salt and pepper, to taste
Coconut oil for frying
Jalapeno Ranch dressing

  • Whisk together flour, salt and pepper in a large bowl
  • In a smaller bowl whisk together the eggs and avocado oil.
  • Drizzle egg mixture over flour and mix together with a fork until you have a rough dough.
  • Add beer slowly while whisking until you have a smooth batter.
  • Cover with saran and chill at least 1 hour.
  • Bring coconut to frying temperature over medium high heat.
  • Slice zucchini.
  • Dredge in Wondra flour.
  • Drop into batter and coat both sides well.
  • Drop pieces in the oil making sure NOT to crowd.  Brown both sides. 
  • Drain. 
  • Repeat until all pieces are fried.
  • Serve with Jalapeno Ranch dressing.

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