Firecracker Fried Chicken Drumsticks – serves 4

3 06 2006

"Use boneless, skinless chicken breast in place of the drumsticks – the breasts take less cooking time."

INGREDIENTS:
8 chicken drumsticks
1/4 cup hot pepper sauce
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons yellow cornmeal
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups vegetable oil

METHOD:
1. To Marinate: Remove skin from chicken and place in a resealable plastic bag. Pour sauce over chicken, seal bag and refrigerate to marinate for at least 1 hour, up to 24 hours. The longer the chicken marinates, the spicier it will be.
2. In another resealable plastic bag combine the flour, cornmeal and salt. Add chicken, seal bag and shake to coat.
3. Heat oil in a large, deep skillet to medium high heat. Add chicken and fry, uncovered, for 25 to 30 minutes or until juices run clear. Turn occasionally to brown evenly.

Prep Time:15 Minutes
Cook Time:30 Minutes
Ready In:45 Minutes

Courtesy of Tisha, from AllRecipes.

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Beer Batter for Fish – serves 6

3 06 2006

INGREDIENTS:
3 eggs
3/4 cup beer
1 1/2 cups milk
4 cups pastry flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons cornstarch
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1 1/2 pounds cod fillets
2 quarts vegetable oil for frying

METHOD:
1. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cornstarch.
2. In a large bowl, beat together eggs and milk. Mix in beer. Stir in flour mixture. Season with salt, black pepper, and garlic powder.
3. In an electric deep fryer or a heavy saucepan, heat oil to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
4. Coat fish in batter, and submerge in hot oil. Fry until golden brown, about 4 to 5 minutes. Serve.

Prep Time:10 Minutes
Cook Time:5 Minutes
Ready In:15 Minutes

Courtesy of Wilma Scott, published in AllRecipes.