Friday, July 24, 2009

nearly naked

That's naked. Not necked. For those of you who aren't southern, let me explain. Naked means bare, usually without your clothes. Necked means you are without your clothes and doing somethin' you are supposed to be doin'! And while these chicken drummies aren't necked, the carnivore claims they are dangerously good, even though they are nearly naked. This recipe is from a recent issue of Bon Appetit, in case you are wondering.

The recipe requires:
2 tblsp of lemon juice - I just used 1/2 lemon.
2 tblsp of oregano - I used a bunch from my herb garden.
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1 tblsp of olive oil
1 1/2 tsp of kosher salt
1 tsp of freshly grated lemon peel
8 chicken drumstick or one package of drummettes

To make these marvelous chicken tidbits, simple place the drummies in a large plastic bag with the rest of the ingredients and toss them till they are all well coated. Then let them marinate for at least 30 minutes. Then place them on the grill (on medium-high heat) until golden brown on all sides. This may take about 30 minutes. Be sure to turn them frequently. Serve them hot off the grill.

Now, I can't personally speak for how dreamy these chicken drummies are, but the carnivore said they were "really good"... twice (in his language this means outstanding). So, it may not seem like they have anything on them, but these nearly naked chicken bites have quite the impact. Maybe they are necked after all.

menu ideas:
The night the carnivore grilled these babies, I indulged in green tomato salad for my main course (something he never eats). We also had campfire potatoes and grilled corn.


  1. Those look delish. And good timing... football season is right around the corner! These will be great on gamedays :)

  2. You know, I hadn't thought of that Molly Jean, but you are right! I will have to pull this recipe out in the fall on Saturdays!

  3. You can't go wrong with the lemon - oregano combo! I love it!

  4. Heh, that's funny. I had the page bent back on that one. Something about the hot weather and drummies! Did you do fried green tomatoes? My favorite@

  5. I have fried green tomatoes before. there is a link in my side dishes category, but not that night. i will post my green tomato salad soon. very light on these hot summer nights!

  6. LOL. Love your post! Especially your explaining the difference between naked and necked


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