Thursday, 15 October 2009

Fried Chicken and Bicuits

This was another experiment and it did turn out quite well. I'm working on the biscuits, but these are pretty good too.. have a go..

For the fried chicken:

2 whole chicken, cut in 4 pieces each
a bowl of water, with a tbls salt

1 cup of flour, mixed with 1 tsp salt and white pepper and 1/2 tsp black pepper
1 cup of bread crumbs, mixed with 2 cups plain cornflakes, crushed
2 eggs, whisked together with 2 tbls soy sauce, 2 tbls chili sauce, 1 tbls ginger garlic paste and 1 and half tbls white vinegar. Use less vinegar if the one you have is very strong.

Do this:

1- jab the chicken pieces a few times to and dip them in the salt water. Leave for an hour at least

2- keep the flour, breadcrumb/cornflakes and egg mix in separate bowls

3- take the chicken out of the water, and dip, as is, in the flour. Shake to remove excess and dip it in the egg. Again, take it out of the egg mix and flatten it in the cornflake/breadcrumb mix, patting carefully to coat all over. Place the coated pieces on a plate and let stand for half an hour, at least.

4- fry in moderately hot oil, until crispy and done. To chk for that, insert a sharp knife in the thickest part of the chicken. If the juices that flow are clear, the chicken is done. Otherwise, it needs more time. I suggest keep it in the oil another 5 minutes after this check.

(alternately, you could pre-boil the chicken pieces, for 7 to 10 minutes, thereby reducing frying time and also to be sure it will be done. Follow the rest of the procedure as is)


Dont have any pictures for these as time was running short and I had no time to take snaps. In fact, I didnt even have enough to take a decent picture after they were baked.. gobbled up by hungry children :) But will make them again and repost inshallah. For now, just the hows..

Lightly mix together, preferably with a fork, 2 cups of flour, 2 tsp baking powder, 70 gms salted soft butter. As soon as your mixture is crumbly, add only enough cold milk, to make the dough hold. Not more, otherwise they will not be fluffy..

With the help of two tablespoons, plomp a biscuit on a tray lined with baking paper. Bake in preheated oven - preheated for 10 minutes at 200 and baked at 190 for around 10 minutes, according to your oven and its temperatures. Really are worth a try. Quick to make and very tasty.. Serve with:

Garlic Mayo

by mixing together 1/2 cup of mayo, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp white pepper powder, dash of salt and 2 cloves of garlic, finely minced.

1 comment:

  1. Seems tasty but any other option instead of cornflakes i dont know but i never liked them as a coating:( they seem crispy though but i think i will use only crumbs what say you????
    This here is lovley delicious looking....


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