Friday, August 22, 2008

Fried Chicken

Inspiration - I hardly ever fry chicken at home. Few reasons - 1) KFC taste must better 2) So much easier to buy outside vs frying myself 3) I feel really guilty when I see the amount of oil I need to use to fry chicken. So for taste, convenience and price and less guilt, buying fried chicken from outside works just fine for me.

However, I decided not to bake or roast chicken today and my mouth was itching for some fried chicken. So since, I was have 4 chicken drumsticks, I decided to do some frying on my own. As you can see below, I used a small pot (to nicely fit my 4 pcs of chicken) and less oil - just enough to half cover the chicken. I will have to flip the chicken to fry it evenly but that's ok. It is home-cooked and I feel less guilty about the oil :)

I used salt, pepper, a dash of soy sauce and oyster sauce as marinade for chicken.
For the batter, I used 2 TBSP of flour, 1 tsp of corn starch mixed with 1 egg and 1 cup of water. Add salt and pepper too.

After I marinade the chicken for at least 1/2 hr, I heat up the oil in pot. Make sure oil is really hot before putting in the chicken. I dip the chicken in batter and put into oil. No matter how tempting, do not turn the chicken first. Let it fry for 5-8 minutes before turning.

My fried chicken is no KFC but it was fast and simple and I can have fried chicken within minutes!


mikky said...

they may not be KFC, but they certainly look great... :)

Peb said...

Hi Mikky - Thanks. it is simple and tasty. but I will still go for KFC once in a while.

molly said...

wow, golden colour. I cant do that. Most of my fried food turn dark brown or black.

Peb said...

Hi Molly - adjust the heat, make sure oil is very hot in the begining but turn it down soon after cos if not, the outside will brown quickly but the inside is not cooked yet.