Monday, March 19, 2018

Fried Chicken!

Roger William Botanical garden is worth the visit in winter

I never ate fried chicken, I can count on my hands the 3 times I've had KFC. Once as a child, 8th birthday. My brother in law brought some to the house 14 years ago and my brother and his wife had me over to dinner with a giant family bucket which they devoured before my baffled eyes. I since then discovered the joy of well-made fried chicken. A light light batter and plenty of crisp.

Keto Fried Chicken
I fry in lard if anyone wants to know.

- Bone-in thighs and drumsticks, whole legs don't quite fit in my little fryer. 

- Seasoning is 'to taste' but this is what I use:

2 part kosher salt + 2 part black pepper
1 part garlic powder, onion powder, paprika
1/2 part cayenne pepper

- Pat the chicken dry with a paper towel, toss in seasoning 
- Let it cure while the oil is heating up to 375F 

Just before frying:

- Mix 1/2 cup of almond flour + 1 tbsp of arrowroot  (make more as needed)
- Toss your chicken and coat all over.
- Gently put in the oil.  15 minutes for thighs and drumsticks, wings usually 10 minutes.
- Let sit a few minutes so you don't burn your mouth (like someone I know, who isn't me.)

Yours truly, a not very hungry Julie but slowly feeling like her again.

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