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Recipe: Red Hot Riplets Chicken

During our first married Christmas, Mary and I brought back a bag of Saint Louis’s famous Red Hot Riplets chips back home to enjoy. As far as chips go, these are some of the best in the country, so we always bring some back. Unfortunately, we thought the bag was partially crushed on the last leg — the drive from Cleveland to Washington.

Mary was sad that the chips might have been destroyed. So, I suggested we use it to coat some chicken breasts and bake them in the oven. Tonight we opened the bag to find them unharmed (the air saved them) but went forward anyway.

Here was the delicious result:



* 2 eggs, beaten
* 1/2 big bag of Old Vienna LLC’s Red Hot Riplets (Order online)
* 2 large chicken breasts, halved into four pieces.


1. Preheat oven.
2. Beat eggs in mixing bowl.
3. Crush to desired texture 1/2 bag of Riplets.
4. Toss individually with care and place on Pam’d, tinfoil-covered tray.
5. Bake at 375º for about 40 minutes, or until fully cooked and serve.

Thursday Links


Need to Know on PBS: Cleaning up the tax mess

Herman Cain: Chicken

Reason: Why Democrat vs. Republican is the Wrong Way to Look at the 2012 Election: Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch at Reason Weekend | Can Volunteers Protect Communities? | The Minimum Wage Mirage

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CafeHayek: Yet Another Mercantilist-Cronyist (But I Repeat Myself)

Mankiw: Monitoring the So-called Recovery

BeyondDC: McDonnell signs transportation omnibus bill

DangerRoom: CIA’s Secret Fear: High-Tech Border Checks Will Blow Spies’ Cover

City Paper: Playing Chicken: Should Chick-fil-A’s Politics Ruin Your Appetite? (Good luck with that, libs)

ABC: Ann Romney Fights Back: Debuts on Twitter to Counter DNC Advisor’s Insult (Stay at home moms will love this.)

Crews: Why is Apple Getting Cored in Washington?

CRS: Rising Gasoline Prices 2012

Gawker: Hi Roger. It’s Me, Joe: The Fox Mole (What a dumbass)

Gizmodo: North Korea’s Big Bad Missile Launch Begins (Updated)

Tim Kaine blasts Buffett Rule

Sabato: Veepwatch Part 2: First, Do No Harm. Our VP Contenders

Bloomberg: The People vs. the IRS

WaPo: Gray, Issa consider relaxing D.C. building height limits

Be Careful with the EXIF settings on your phone, hackers

Bloomberg: Obama Is Right on Labor’s Past, Wrong on Jobs

Times: Robert Caro’s Big Dig

Food Truck Review: Liberty Chicken & Gyro

One of the drawbacks about working on the Hill is that there usually aren’t many foodtrucks within a short walk of your office. Not so much now that I’m in NOMA. Foodtrucks are there most days, so I figured I would review them when I eat there.

I love food trucks. I think they’re mobile ambassadors of capitalism. Naturally, brick and mortars hate them like brick and mortar retailers hated amazon and ebay. Entrenched interests usually are resistant to economic evolution, often at the expense of consumer choice. Which is why I am very much pro food truck.

Today I went to Liberty Chicken and Gyro. I think I was one  of the day’s first customers. I spoke with the operator and (presumably) his wife. They were very nice. I asked if they had a twitter account I could follow, and he said “not yet.” For now, they only accept cash.

Their menu offers six choices (as depicted above) as well as one or two rotating items that are posted in the window. I ordered the #6, combo over rice. They also offer a pretty standard pop lineup.

To be fair, I asked for no rabbit food (lettuce, tomatoes, onions) and no white sauce. I got hot sauce instead. If you go there, don’t worry, they’ll hook you up with authentic fare. Combos are $7.99 or $5.99, depending on which one you order.

I give this truck three and a half stars, a very good rating. It’d get four if it took credit cards and was easier to follow.