Tony and I used to have a deep fat fryer, but it was small and you couldn’t remove the inside so it was a pain in the ass not only to drain the oil, but also to clean it. Not this bad boy – everything is removable – even the heat coil!
Continuing in my Paul Dean way of eating today – I made extra crispy fried chicken breasts – I actually watched a YouTube video to see how it was done – perfect! The secret – soaking the chicken for an hour (or more) in seasoned buttermilk – I seasoned ours with paprika and Pete’s hot sauce and cracked pepper.
His next secret was to double dip – starting with the liquid (1 cup milk + 1 egg whisked together) then dipped in flour mixture (2 cups flour, 2 1/2 tsp. salt, 3/4 tsp. pepper, 1/8 tsp. paprika, 1/8 tsp. garlic powder and 1/8 tsp. baking powder. Then repeat and shake the chicken between your hands to get all the excess flour off.
ARE YOU READY??
As we were eating our minds starting thinking about all the things we could fry! This is bad – I started thinking homemade taquitos – Tony was thinking deep fried twinkies!
Apparently we are having another fried dish for dinner – you’ll have to come back and see!
Hope everyone is enjoying the weather – its a perfect day!