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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Mum's Fried Chicken


Who doesnt love a nice big piece of fried chicken? Sorry I  havent been posting much for a while, got writer's block I think, nothing comes to my mind, so spent the days catching up with bloggers.
This recipe is something I grew up on. My mum makes this fried chicken after marinating it in loads of garlic and ginger , then boils it and finally fries after  coating them in breadcrumbs .

Recipe : Mum's Fried Chicken 

8 chicken drumsticks or use 4 whole legs jointed, skin removed
10 cloves of garlic, grated or pound to  paste
2" ginger, grated or pound to a paste
1 small onion, grated
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
salt
lime juice about 1/2 lime

1 large egg, beaten
breadcrumbs seasoned with salt , pepper and a little chilli powder
oil for deep frying.

1. Marinate your chicken in garlic, ginger onion , black pepper ,pinch salt and lime juice for about 1-2 hours.

2. Bring a large pan of water to boil then add the chicken and cook for 10- 15 minutes just to cook them a little ( remember you have to fry them too, I know this sounds rather strange boiling the chicken first but this is how my mother does it).

3. Remove the chicken , you can use the stock to make soups etc.  Drain any water from the chicken.  Dip in beaten egg and roll in seasoned breadcrumbs .

4. Heat a fat fryer or deep saucepan or wok with oil . Once the oil is hot, add the chicken and fry in batches till the breadcrumbs are dark golden brown.  Drain on kitchen paper.

Serve with a salad and chips or mashed potatoes. Enjoy!!!

8 comments:

  1. I guess your mom boils it so that it gets juicy inside! Otherwise, normally fried chicken tend to be dry... love her recipe, bookmarked!

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  2. They look so beautifully golden brown and crunchy!

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  3. Who will say no to this irresistible fried chicken, definitely not me..

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  4. This sounds super flavorful and looks so crispy and delicious! The perfect fried chicken Nammi!

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  5. looks good and we all get writers blog at times :-))

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  6. Hi Nammi,

    Having writer's block lately??? No worries... Needless many words, this recipe and the picture of these crispy chicken has spoken lots for themselves :D

    Zoe

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  7. Hi Nammi

    For us ,this is a weekend fixed menu at home (inspired by KFC Chicken's) .These ones by you too look really good , must taste same am sure.

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