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Some things just don't substitute

May 21st, 2009 at 05:07 pm

Last night I made Herbed Chicken Parmesan.

It turned out really well except for one little thing: the vinegar for the sauce. When i first looked over the recipe I thought it called for 1/4 cup vinegar (among other ingredients of course). I was happy that the only thing I had to buy for this recipe was the chicken as I already had everything else.

Well last night I started putting all the ingredients on the counter for easy access. And that's when I realized that the recipe called for 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar.

Hoping that maybe we had balsamic vinegar and I didn't know, I looked in the pantry and fridge. I did find a bottle of balsamic vinegar but it was empty. So I looked around some more and I found red wine vinegar.

So I decided to use that instead. I was debating between regular vinegar and the red wine. I didn't know how either would affect the taste of the sauce so I guessed and used the red wine. Even with red wine vinegar the sauce was really good, but had this little sour kick to it. It tasted a little off.

I've added balsamic vinegar to next week's grocery list. I want to make this recipe again, this time with the right type of vinegar.

I made a bit extra so I will be having that for lunch today.

3 Responses to “Some things just don't substitute ”

  1. M E 2 Says:

    Oh my gosh! I thought you were going to say that you resorted to using a 1/4 cup of "regular" vinegar. Yikes! LOL Smile

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    I'm guessing it will be better with the balsalmic! I love the stuff. Enjoy!!

  3. cassandra Says:

    Hehe, yeah, it should taste really good with balsamic vinegar.

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