Friday, December 31, 2010

Fried Chicken

You know that you are getting older when you feel relieved and actually happy that you are not going out on New Years. Porgy and I decided to take it easy this evening, but I thought that we should do something special to celebrate. So I decided to make some fried chicken using Kobe seasoning mix (just like what my Mom used to), drink some Champagne and watch Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window. Happy New Year 2011!

1 chicken, cut into 8 pieces
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon white pepper
1 package of Kobe seasoning flour mix
canola/palm oil for frying

  • Wash and pat the chicken pieces dry.
  • Season with salt, white pepper, paprika and a couple tablespoon of Kobe seasoning flour and marinade for an hour or so.
  • Pour enough oil to come just 1/8-inch up the side of a heavy frying pan and heat over medium heat. I don't have any oil/candy thermometer but I think the preferred temperature is ~325F.
  • Pour the rest of the seasoning flour on a plate and roll the chicken pieces in flour and shake off the excess.
  • Fry the chicken pieces a few at a time so not to crowd the pan, place them skin side down.
  • Cook until golden brown on each side, approximately 12 minutes per side.
  • Drain the cooked chicken pieces on a rack over a sheet pan.

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