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
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!!!