The Lounge
Moderators: spoiled_candy, nomoreexcuses, Mollybygolly, peaches0405


i'm just wondering: is shake 'n' bake one of those fake foods for people immature palates that mooni's always railing about? or is it just a regular old comfort food. 'cause i eat it all the time.

41 Replies (last)

It involves real chicken, right?  I say as long as it doesn't contain MSG, it's probably real food. 

provided you don't top it with canned cranberry sauce or american cheese, you're probably safe.

but really...only mooni can tell for sure.

I think it's for people who are lazy pressed for time.

Otherwise, why wouldn't you make your own 'breading' mixture?

Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

I think it's for people who are lazy pressed for time.

Otherwise, why wouldn't you make your own 'breading' mixture?

the first thing.

1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon corn flake crumbs
2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon sugar
scant 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
scant 1/4 teaspoon onion powder

Per the web that's the ingredients if you want to make it yourself, minus beet powder kraft uses for color, looks fine to me.

 

It's Shake 'n Bake! And I helped!

i just wish i could find it in bulk. it's supposed to be available in a coffee-can type thing but i can't find it.

I like making my own breading for stuff, cause i can season it how i want. But shake n bake is also delicious. :)

Speaking of 70s style cookouts!

Now I want smothered chicken and mac and cheese...

*makes a big bowl of Rice A Roni*

heehee I remember when Rice a Roni is what passed for health food.

Original Post by kathygator:

*makes a big bowl of Rice A Roni*

heehee I remember when Rice a Roni is what passed for health food.

Rice-a-Roni! The San Francisco Treat!

*thinks I must have watched too much tv as a child of the '70's!*

Original Post by alaskanmama:

Original Post by kathygator:

*makes a big bowl of Rice A Roni*

heehee I remember when Rice a Roni is what passed for health food.

Rice-a-Roni! The San Francisco Treat!

ding ding!

I freaking love Rice a Roni.

i've never had rice-a-roni. my mom was kind-of a food nazi. she wouldn't buy rice-a-roni because she thought it was crap. she wouldn't cook rice because she was a perfectionist in the kitchen and she didn't know how (always said she wanted a rice cooker, 'cause her japanese friend had one, but never bought one). i didn't learn to cook rice until i was in my mid 20s. then i taught my parents.

Well, Shake-n-Bake is just seasoned bread crumbs, so IMO it's no more 'fake' than if you made your own with some old bread or panko.  The only drawback I can think of is that they do tend to have a lot of sodium in the mix.

We have it quite often - mostly for the time aspect, but it is easy to dress up.  We like to use the italian one and put on pasta sauce and mozzarella cheese for a quick chicken parm.

I have a confession to make:

I've never eaten Rice-a-Roni, nor have I prepared chicken with Shake-n-Bake!

*hangs head in shame*

Original Post by purespark:

It involves real chicken, right?  I say as long as it doesn't contain MSG, it's probably real food. 

 Shake-n-Bake (And Rice-a-Roni) are chock full of MSG. 

I believe it of Rice-a-Roni, but I don't see it for Shake-n-Bake.

Shake 'n Bake's Original Pork flavor includes as ingredients: enriched wheat flour (wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate Vitamin B1, riboflavin (vitamin B2), folic acid), salt, partially hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oil, sugar, contains less than 2% of paprika, dextrose, dried onions, spice, caramel color, yeast, annatto (color), and natural flavor.
Barbecue flavor Shake 'n Bake includes sugar, maltodextrin, salt, modified food starch, spice, partially hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oil, brown sugar, mustard seed flour, dried onions, dried tomatoes, dried garlic, beet powder (color), citric acid, natural flavor, caramel color, vinegar, and sodium silicoaluminate as an anticaking agent.

No monosodium glutamate that I can see...

Rice-a-Roni has a ton, though:

RICE, WHEAT FLOUR, DURUM WHEAT SEMOLINA, SALT, SUGAR, AUTOLYZED YEAST EXTRACT*, HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN, ONIONS*, MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE, NATURAL FLAVOR, PARSLEY*, GARLIC*, CHICKEN BROTH*, CHICKEN FAT, TURMERIC SPICE WHICH IMPARTS COLOR, HYDROLYZED CORN GLUTEN, NIACIN*, DISODIUM GUANYLATE, DISODIUM INOSINATE, FERRIC ORTHOPHOSPHATE, FERROUS SULFATE, THIAMIN MONONITRATE, TURMERIC EXTRACT, FOLIC ACID, RIBOFLAVIN.

That explains why it tastes so good...

Original Post by purespark:

I believe it of Rice-a-Roni, but I don't see it for Shake-n-Bake.

Shake 'n Bake's Original Pork flavor includes as ingredients: enriched wheat flour (wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate Vitamin B1, riboflavin (vitamin B2), folic acid), salt, partially hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oil, sugar, contains less than 2% of paprika, dextrose, dried onions, spice, caramel color, yeast, annatto (color), and natural flavor.
Barbecue flavor Shake 'n Bake includes sugar, maltodextrin, salt, modified food starch, spice, partially hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oil, brown sugar, mustard seed flour, dried onions, dried tomatoes, dried garlic, beet powder (color), citric acid, natural flavor, caramel color, vinegar, and sodium silicoaluminate as an anticaking agent.

No monosodium glutamate that I can see...

 :/ though

41 Replies (last)
Advertisement
Advertisement