I’d like to think I’ve become a good cook over the years, but every once in a while I flop big time. This was one of those times.
I attempted the General Tso’s Chicken recipe from Gather and my boys hated it – as in – would. NOT. eat. it. I am so disappointed. The menu looked so promising! I’d been drooling over this cookbook for weeks, eager to do the Takeout Fakeout menu for my birthday. I followed the recipe to the letter, other than omitting the peppers due to autoimmunity.
It looked beautiful. I thought it tasted OK (more like a sweet & sour dish without the peppers) but all the arrowroot starch in the sauce was so heavy.
I am sad to report my failure, as this is one beautiful cookbook. The other recipes I’ve tried from the authors have been excellent, so I must have done something wrong. – Or maybe it just won’t work without the peppers.
Next year I’ll just have Hubby and Son take me OUT for my birthday dinner!
Now what am I going to do with 3 lbs of “ruined” chicken thighs? I can’t eat all of this by myself. Oy.