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    Fried Chicken?

    I'm considering trying to make fried chicken, as I've never done it before & who knows what is in the deli chicken.

    I've looked online, and of course there are as many recipes/techniques as to be too much/too confusing to bother with. (& who to believe!)

    Anyway, suggestions?

    Thanks for any help/ideas.
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    My first few forays in frying chicken were not good. crispy on the outside and raw inside.

    This vid has some good hints.

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    Are you really asking for batter recipes?

    I mean, frying chicken isn't rocket science. You have the option to pan fry or deep fry and you can pick your oil.

    I pan fry in a cast iron deep skillet using peanut oil at 375F-400F. I work in batches so as to not overcome the temperature mass of the oil so the frying is quick and the chicken doesn't get saturated with oil.

    As for the batter, well everyone does it different. I don't know that I ever do it the same way twice. I typically toss homemade bread crumbs, flour, salt, pepper, cayenne, marjoram, thyme, sage and paprika. I blend an egg with a small amount of milk to coat the chicken in prior to battering.

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    I've never made it before either... would be good to have a nice simple recipe for it...

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    Small pieces to fry. You don't want big honkin breasts. Takes way to long to cook them. Risk of burning the oil along with the exterior while the interior is still uncooked.

    Anymore, I grill chicken. Marinated in some Italian dressing. Mmmmm. Sorry for the derail.

    You could still marinate the chicken then bread it and deep fry it. Same idea as injecting turkeys before deep frying.
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    So what do you do w/ all that used oil? Just toss it? Could add up for just a meal here or there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MNeagle View Post
    So what do you do w/ all that used oil? Just toss it? Could add up for just a meal here or there!
    Think you can filter/strain it and recycle, best stored cold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MNeagle View Post
    So what do you do w/ all that used oil? Just toss it? Could add up for just a meal here or there!
    Quote Originally Posted by Dogman View Post
    Think you can filter/strain it and recycle, best stored cold.

    What would you say Dogman, three uses as long as it gets strained and not burned?
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    Quote Originally Posted by osoab View Post
    What would you say Dogman, three uses as long as it gets strained and not burned?
    At least, if refrigerated maybe longer/more uses. But stored on the counter top , it should be OK if used at least once a week, two , three or more. Do it here, and as long as it smells and looks fine, it gets used.

    The key is as you said , burned! If not it is good too go!

    Has not killed me yet!

    Hell when I cook beef with a lot of tallow/fat, I keep the grease and reuse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogman View Post
    At least, if refrigerated maybe longer/more uses. But stored on the counter top , it should be OK if used at least once a week, two , three or more. Do it here, and as long as it smells and looks fine, it gets used.

    The key is as you said , burned! If not it is good too go!

    Has not killed me yet!

    Hell when I cook beef with a lot of tallow/fat, I keep the grease and reuse.
    I would add that you need to do the french fries 1st and only on the first batch of chicken. No one want's chicken tastin fries.
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