Hey Byk, Is that mug given to uninvited guests that come over for dinner😋Here's another "mom's" recipe but with a twist.
Mom's fried chicken did not happen very often but that was part of the charm.
Back then on a Sunday afternoon my mom would oven fry a whole chicken in a glass pan, using some vegetable shortening as oil and a white flour dough. Back then the chicken had been walking around a nearby farm that morning and on our dinner table that night.
These days my yard bird comes from a store. We usually do chicken parts like drumsticks or thighs. But this time I had found some boneless thighs on sale. The twist part is to merinade the chicken a few days before cooking. The choice this time was to take two tablespoons of McCormick seasoning salt and turn it into a broth. Stick a few pieces in a ziplock sandwich bag, pour in the broth, add water until the meat is surrounded zip it closed, shake well and stick in the freezer a few days.
On cooking day I use a gallon ziplock with a few cups of white flour, three teaspoons of salt, three of seasoning salt, and grind a pepper grinder over it for about 30 or so twists (about a teaspoon full). Shake well.
Use an egg stirred up in a bowl to coat the meat.
With boneless thighs you coat with egg either balled up for a meaty dinner or butterfly for more batter. I chose to butterfly them in the egg then flour. Drop in the flour, shake a bit and set the covered meat into your glass pan with enough oil to cover the bottom of the pan.
Heat oven to 425 degrees. Complete the coating of the meat and place in the pan. You'll soon see why you don't need much oil. Stick in the oven for 40 minutes, flip and cook another 20.
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This is the result.
Since I had some batter and egg left I cut a baking potato into french fry slices then stirred them in the bowl with egg, then into the bag of flour. Shake well and add to hot oil in a pan. I used medium heat to ensure the oil and egg combo did not cause a volcanic eruption. It took about 15 minutes to cook.
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Place chicken and fried potatos onto paper towels a let rest a few minutes.
Note the popcorn at the top left is Scobby snacks for the talking bird who at 4:30 sharp says "popcorn" and rings a bell in her cage.
I served this with a cup of Duncan donuts de-caf coffee and chilled Pennsilvania spring water.
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Now while I ate the oil was cooling. I pour that into the ziplock with remaining powder and paper towels used during the preparation. Zip bag and place in the trash.
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Overall it was enjoyable.
I think I prefer uncoated fries though.
any of you have any advice on how and what to buy for food while it cost so much? still stick with dry beans? tried to get meat today but damn near 250 a pound for chicken is crazy .
I enjoy the local supermarket rotisserie chicken. $6 fully cooked. I pull it apart & place various pieces in zip-loc quart bags. I squeeze the bags afterwards to remove as much air as possible & place in the freezer. Fry, bake or broil the chicken, add various raw vegetables over rice or potatoes. Add soy sauce or whatever. A delicious quick inexpensive meal for the lazy person.any of you have any advice on how and what to buy for food while it cost so much? still stick with dry beans? tried to get meat today but damn near 250 a pound for chicken is crazy .