The meal shown above is a love child of two of my favorite recipes from my book Bare Root Mornings.
Crispy Chicken & Waffles (pictured on the cover)
Tortilla Espanola with Romesco Sauce
If I had to name my favorites sauces OF ALL TIME, romesco would rank in the Top 3. A fairly creamy blend of roasted tomatoes, roasted red peppers, almonds, and garlic — what more is there to life?
As a huge fan of a high fat Paleo-style diet, it’s nice to have satisfying options that aren’t packed with a ton of starch. And as my gut is continuing to heal, starches are something I can only indulge in in moderation anyhow! So enter: this chicharron fried chicken.
It’s the chicken in the Chicken & Waffles from the book (which is definitely pretty starchy and not so practical for weeknights) and it most definitely holds its own in the dish.
A light breading of crumbled chicharron (fried pork skins) gets even more crispy when browned in a thin layer of avocado oil. The pork rinds add a really great pork flavor and the outside stays crispier than most starchier Paleo fried chicken options I’ve had before.
Of course, I would LOVE if you went over and grabbed a copy of the book yourself. And for those on the fence, I thought this marriage of fried chicken and romesco would do a pretty good job of convincing you that you need this (not-just-for-breakfast) book in your life.
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