Sunday, March 7, 2010

Recipe---Northern fried chicken

This recipe produces a very crisp fried chicken that can be easily reheated.

2 frying chickens , cut up
(4 drumsticks,4 second joints,4 wings,
4 breast pieces,4 back pieces- use a cleaver)
cooking oil
2 eggs beaten
pinch of powdered garlic or tarragon
salt
pepper
2 cups flour

Wash and dry chicken pieces. Pour flour into a paper bag. and season with salt and pepper,garlic or tarragon. Beat eggs in a bowl. Shake chicken pieces separately in paper bag, dip in egg mixture and then again in flour mixture. Replenish flour and egg mixture as needed.
Mean while heat 4 inches of oil in a heavy pot or Dutch oven. When oil is hot enough to brown a piece of bread instantly (350-370), put chicken pieces in pot 1 or 2 pieces at a time.
Cook until golden brown on all sides and turning once (8-10) minutes.
line a baking tin with paper towels. Place chicken on paper towel as not to touch each other.When all pieces have been browned bake in oven that is pre heated to (250) for 1-2 hrs or until done.

To reheat place chicken in paper bag and heat through in low heat (200) oven

Myself I dont bake in oven. I par boil my chicken for 15-20 minutes to cook it( til no pink) in a rolling boil, then follow the rest of the directions as stated.

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