Here’s my truth.
Almost every night before I fall asleep I get a little hungry,
and wish there was some fried chicken in the house.
Sometimes I even think about where my husband might be on his pickups around Maryland and D.C. pumping out waste oil from closed restaurants and wonder if calling him to pick up some fried chicken on his way home at 3 a.m. would be thoughtless.
I lie there hungry and wondering how the hell did Jay Leno get the Tonite Show back
and what is Conan doin’ now???
Just me and my chapstick and ROC age defying night cream.
Did I smear enough on?
Why didn’t The Chef bring anything over to eat!!!! (I whine to myself)
When he has leftovers from a catering job I am often the fortunate recipient and can be found snarfing over trays of picked over hor dourves.
Pigs in blankets.
This 6 foot tall Chef, whose first words were,”No you shut up.”
He turned out swell.
But tonite…oh yes tonite!!!
Let there be late night indigestion!!!!!
(Easy style it’s a work night.)
2 pounds of chicken parts
2 cups of flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 tablespoon of salt
1 teaspoon of pepper
1 teaspoon of garlic
1 teaspoon of paprika
1 teaspoon of cumin
2 tablespoons of sugar
In a large bowl mix all the dry ingredients and then toss the chicken pieces in the mix.
Let sit in the fridge for at least an hour so batter will stick to chicken.
Heat a pot of oil to 350 F.
Carefully lower in a few pieces of chicken at a time.
Do not crowd the chicken (or the pieces won’t crisp they will steam).
Fry the chicken until the pieces are golden brown and the juices run clear when pierced
with a fork.
It don’t get no easier than this!
Now here is a dipping sauce that will make your chicken taste just like
Hooter’s hot wings!
HOT WING SAUCE HOOTER’S STYLE
1 stick of butter or margarine
1/2 cup of hot sauce
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon garlic
Put butter, hot sauce, pepper and garlic in a saucepan and heat through. Pour over fried chicken or use as a dipping sauce.
As an alternative add 3 tablespoons brown sugar in to the sauce recipe.
Great flavor for those who like sweet and hot.
So there you go!
Your week night fast and easy fried chicken recipe with hot sauce.
Make some mashed potatoes and peas on the side and you are good to go!
This is gmom and Cujo wishing all the working WPer’s out there a safe week!