Fried Chicken Cutlets, Italian-Jewish Style

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The Gefilte Variations

The Gefilte Variations

By Jayne Cohen

Published 2000

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Fried chicken lightly flavored with cinnamon is a traditional Hanukkah specialty in Italy. Used without any sweetening, the cinnamon acts in concert here with savory garlic and lemon to produce a very fragrant yet subtle marinade.

To accentuate the delicacy of the dish, I dip the chicken in egg after dusting it lightly with matzoh meal. And I fry each batch with a few pieces of celery—a trick sent in to Cook’s Illustrated magazine by one of its readers—which makes the chicken beautifully golden and more flavorful.