Step by Step How to Make Fried Chicken (Original fried chicken)2013-12-14
Fried chicken is popular because it’s tasty and it can be eaten both freshly cooked or cold as a picnic food or cold-plate snack. Fried chicken is so popular that it’s often part of the menu of many fast food and restaurant chains and indeed, of all meats, it is only chicken that tends to be fried on a regular basis. Properly done, fried chicken is totally delectable, which explains why it’s a taste few are willing to give up!
Making fried chicken at home has a number of benefits. You control the quality of the ingredients, meaning that you can use the freshest possible and you can opt for organic chicken if you wish. Also, you can vary the ingredients to taste. And it’s highly likely that everyone will want to eat the chicken at the family table, so it’s a sure-fire winner for mealtime.
If you’re going on a picnic, allow the fried chicken to cool down and pack in its own container, along with other food items ready for the outing.
If you want the chicken to be crispy and well cooked, set the stove to low; it will cook the inside of the chicken.
If you are frying a lot of chicken, it’s recommended to do it in small batches so that you maintain good control over the cooking temperatures and length of cooking time. Fried pieces can be kept warm on a plate in the oven if needed.
Cook chicken thoroughly. To ensure safety, chicken must be thoroughly cooked. It is therefore important to observe the cooking times or indicators explained in the recipe, to ensure both maximum taste and maximum safe eating.
If you fry in batches in a shallow pan, renew the oil between each patch to remove loose breadcrumbs or they’ll burn.
When frying poultry, choose oils that work well at high heat. The oil should have a reasonably high flash point (the point at which it starts to burn and change color) and it should also be a background flavor, not an overwhelming one. Good choices include peanut oil, sunflower and some other vegetable oils.
For an easier method of preparing the chicken, combine all the dry ingredients into a large zip lock bag. Add the chicken pieces a few at a time, and shake to evenly coat each piece. When coated, place on a plate, and add more chicken into the bag. Repeat until all pieces are coated. Then dip them into the liquid and fry them.