This Homemade Shake ‘N Bake Coating Mix is fresher and healthier than buying a box full of added stabilizers and preservatives.
During my college years, I went on a Shake ‘N Bake Pork Chop kick. Several nights a week, I would prepare Pork Chops, a baked potato and broccoli with cheese sauce. I also used the same Shake ‘N Bake mix for coating chicken. Somehow to my taste buds, I thought the Shake ‘N Bake for Pork Chops Recipe tasted better than the Shake ‘N Bake Recipe for Chicken. It was somehow milkier or creamy to the mouth. Maybe it was in my head, I don’t know.
Recently, in going through my enormous file of recipes from way back, I found my typed Homemade Shake ‘N Bake Coating Mix. I don’t recall from where it came, but my notes show that in my recipe, I have added more Corn Flakes, which makes sense. Corn Flakes have a rich, milky taste to me. My dad used to smash up Corn Flakes and coat chicken parts and bake. I remember the coating that stuck to the foil lined pan, tasted creamy and yummy. That was the best part!
The ingredients are few and you probably already have most of them in your pantry. This Homemade Shake ‘N Bake Coating Mix recipe makes the amount of about one box of the brand name stuff, at a fraction of the cost.
Add all the ingredients to a Ziploc Freezer Bag and make sure it is sealed. I find the Freezer Bag, much more study than sandwich bags.
Take any Rolling Pin and run it over the bag, over and over again, until fine to medium course crumbs are achieved.
Chances are that there are little pin holes in the baggie, so if you are not using all the mixture right away, place the unused portion into an air tight container or Mason Jar.
This Homemade Shake ‘N Bake Coating Mix will last a few months in your pantry if stored in an air tight container or Mason Jar.
For another money saving Homemade Mix, try my Lawry’s Copycat Seasoned Salt Recipe.
Kitchen Equipment and Essentials
- Amco Advanced Performance 18/10 Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons
- Simply Gourmet (Dry) Stainless Steel Measuring Cups
- Ziploc Freezer Bag
- Rolling Pin
- Kerr Half Pint (8 oz) Mason Jars
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Here is your handy printable recipe:
- 3/4 cup Corn Flakes smashed to bits
- 2 teaspoons All Purpose Flour
- 1 teaspoon Sea Salt
- 1/4 teaspoon Paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon White Sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Granulated Onion Powder
- 2 Tablespoons Dried Parsley Flakes
- Place all ingredients into a Ziplock Freezer Bag and smash with a rolling pin.
- Store in an air tight container or Mason Jar for up to 3 months.
- Use on Pork and Chicken by coating and baking in Oven or Air Fryer.