Thursday, March 24, 2011
Summer Preview: Fried Chicken
Now, before you all go and get real excited, I have to preface this post. I'm not usually a fried chicken fan - you can imagine why, I won't bore you with the details. But, something must have gotten into me the past few weeks because I have been craving the stuff like crazy. Maybe it's because I want summer so badly I can't take it anymore, or maybe my arteries are in need of some grease. I don't know. I contemplated for weeks. Should I make it? Should I not?
Well, I did it. I put my thoughts aside and went for it. My husband was even a little concerned - he said, "Let me get this right, you're going to fry the chicken??" Yes, honey, fry. We don't eat many fried things around here so I could tell he got slightly excited.
This was such a treat! I ran across this recipe on Big2Beautiful's blog. The seasoning was perfect - packed with flavor. And surprisingly, this was pretty easy, almost too easy. There's something so nastily satisfying about biting into a hot crispy piece of chicken fresh from the vat. Seriously. Now, I do have to admit that I ended up removing some of the skin from the breasts and thighs. I know that's what makes fried chicken, but it had to be done. We ate this with some lemon parmessan broccoli and brown rice. Don't laugh - I had to make up for all that breading and oil.
Take a mental trip to summer - fry up some chicken today!
Here is the recipe.