Thursday, November 12, 2009

Batter Fried Chicken

1 cut-up fryer
1/2 cup pancake mix
Salt and pepper
1 egg beaten
2 tablespoons milk
Oil for deep frying

Steam the chicken pieces for 20 minutes. (Bring a few inches of water to a boil; position the chicken pieces above the water in a sieve or on a steamer rack; cover and allow to steam for 20 minutes.)

Meanwhile, mix salt and pepper into pancake mix. Beat egg and milk together. When steaming of chicken is complete, dip each piece into egg mixture. Then roll in pancake mix until pieces are well-coated. Heat fat and fry chicken until golden brown, turning only once.

Personally, I prefer to broil or bake chicken (or boil it to get the broth), but here is a batter-fried recipe for the adventurous. I like this recipe's idea of steaming the chicken first to ensure that the meat is thoroughly cooked.

Another great Easy Recipe

Love At Home

There is beauty all around
When there's love at home.
There is joy in every sound
When there's love at home.

Roses bloom beneath our feet,
All the earth is a garden sweet,
Making life a bliss complete,
When there's love at home.

-- John Hugh McNaughton (1829-1891)