Convenience Mix #11: Convenience Seasoned Coating Mix for Meat, Fish, and Poultry

Part of the Saving Money With Homemade Convenience Mixes Series

Originally prepared by Nellie Hedstrom, Extension Nutrition Specialist
Revised and updated by Statewide Nutrition and Physical Activity Educator Kate Yerxa

Saving Money With Homemade Convenience Mixes provides recipes for master convenience mixes that you can make and keep on hand. These mixes are healthier and less expensive than the packaged convenience mixes you buy in the store, and allow you to control the amount of fat, sodium, sugar, and additives in your foods without sacrificing the convenience of a mix. There are 15 master convenience mixes, each with recipes you can make from the mix.

A complete index of convenience mix recipes can be found on the Bulletin #4029, Saving Money With Homemade Convenience Mixes page.

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Convenience Seasoned Coating Mix for Meat, Fish, and Poultry

Convenience Seasoned Coating Mix for Meat, Fish, and Poultry Food Nutrition Facts Label (click to view)Makes 3 cups of seasoned coating mix or 4 packages.

2 cups fine bread crumbs
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning

1/2 cup white or whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons margarine
1 tablespoon paprika

Combine dry ingredients. Cut in margarine thoroughly. Store the whole recipe in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator or measure 3/4-cup portions into plastic bags with twist ties or other small, airtight containers in the refrigerator.

To use coating: Place 3/4 cup seasoned coating mix in a brown paper or plastic bag. Add a cutlet, fish, chop, a piece of chicken, or other meat to bag and shake until coated. Bake or fry as desired.


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