Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Easy Perfect Fried Chicken Recipe

Let me start by saying that the title of this post is a lie. There is no such thing as a perfect recipe for fried chicken or any other dish for that matter. There are way too many herbs, spices and seasonings in the world and people have such differing taste that to say “perfect” is just so much BS.

That being said, there are methods you can use to improve the taste and quality of your fried chicken no matter what seasonings you prefer. Being an Alabama Boy by birth and rearing I know a little about what makes good chicken and what follows is what I personally consider to be the best, fried chicken recipe, around. No salt or 17 herbs and spices required, I think you’ll be surprised how simple it is.

What you will need:

·         1  Whole Chicken cut into Frier parts
·         1 Cup Water
·         1 Cup Patis (Fish Sauce)  
·         1 Cup Cane Vinegar
·         1 Bulb of Garlic, crushed and rough cut
·         1.5 tsp Black Pepper Crushed
·         Plain Flour
·         Oil of your choice


To make the marinade mix the water, vinegar, Patis, garlic and pepper in a large bowl or pot. Add the chicken,cover and refrigerate overnight.

As an alternative, if you are short on time, you can place ingredients over a medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Allow to boil 15 minutes and then set off. Let sit 15 minutes and then remove chicken and allow to cool.

Breeding and Cooking

·         Remove chicken from marinade and let drain.
·         Bread with your plain flour.
·         Fry in a deep fat fryer or skillet with your chosen oil.
·         Serve, Simple

You will notice that there is no seasoning used outside of the marinade. The beauty of this fried chicken recipe is the flavor cooks from the meat into the breading, not the other way around.

This method of cooking fried chicken allows the flavor to reach all the way to the bone, not just in the crust or skin, making the last bite, as delicious as the first, without having to have a fancy pressure fryer like they use in restaurants.  

Give this fried chicken recipe a try and let me know what you think. As always your questions and comments are welcome. You can add them below or reach me directly through the contact gadget at the top of the page.

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