Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sunday dinner

Ron loves fried chicken. He shouldn't have the skin so when I make it, I usually put a fast one on him and give him "pretend" skin. I do it by creating such a flaky, fluffy coating that when he's eating it, he doesn't realize there is no skin there.

First, clean your chicken, remove the skin, and soak it in a mixture of egg, milk, and butter - with just a little bit of salt and pepper.

While it's soaking, create a batter using flour, baking soda, baking powder, and a secret recipe of herbs and spices. Kind of sounds like the Colonel... But, mine is better.

I use 1 teaspoon each of rosemary, thyme, sage, cumin, parsley, poultry seasoning (it's got some of the same stuff but I use it anyway), and then about 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt. Pepper (don't measure) and onion flakes (about 2 teaspoons) follow. Then I add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of baking powder.

Take your chicken out of the wet, cover it with the dry, put it back in the wet, and then back in the dry. Deep fry until it's crispy and done.


To not waste the skin, I boiled it and then removed and tossed them. The stock got used to make noodles with. I served those over baked potatoes. Side dish was broccoli florets. He loved it.

He has lunch tomorrow, I have lunch tomorrow, and we have dinner one more night. Easy peasy.


SkippyMom said...

It is nice that you do that for Ron - I try that too with our family, especially Pooldad [high BP]

My fried chicken uses some of your spices but we like oregano, paprika and garlic powder too :D

I never thought to boil the skin - brilliant - I love homemade stock with noodles - and with groceries getting so expensive it is always nice to have a few meatless options - one of our favs is baked potatoes.

Nicely done :D - made me hungry. hee

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Gee.....that sounds good. My man has cholesteral numbers that reflect his love of fried food. I make what my family refers to as "cornflake chicken". I soak the skinless pieces in Italian dressing (lowfat), then dredge the chicken in cornflake crumbs and bake it in the oven. Satifies his longing for fried chicken.

You sound so much better, I am glad to say.

Life in the mom lane said...

I'm going to try your recipe next time I make chicken- sounds really good!

Kathy said...

If I were a meat eater I would try that in a second. It sounds wonderful. I use to love fried everything, but the only think I fry now is tofu. Wonder if it would work on that....Hmmmmm