Good Intentions, Great Expectations

23 Feb

I recently had some foodspiration and decided to experiment with whatever ingredients I had in my fridge and cupboard at the time. Turns out, I managed to make some pretty excellent fried chicken! Of course by the time my friends ate it, it was cold and so not half as good as would have tasted when it was hot. But the important thing was I experimented without a set a recipe and it was Fun!

an experiment gone well

So here’s me sharing my easy 20 min fried chicken recipe. To make things easier, I’ve put an ‘E’ in front of all the essential ingredients. The rest you can add or subtract depending on how you want your experiment to go. Feel free to add anything extra as well (I even contemplated putting vanilla essence into the thing). Enjoy!

What you need: (serves 2)

2 chicken breast fillets——E

3-4 cloves of garlic chopped

1 inch ginger, peeled and chopped

1 raw egg—-E

2 tbsp flour—–E

1/2 tsp ground pepper

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

1/2 tsp red chilli powder

Oil for frying—–E

salt to taste—–E

What to do:

So here’s the thing. The recipe has got to be made with a certain I-care-a-hoot attitude, but just enough to keep you relaxed. Otherwise you wont end up experimenting and enjoying the results when they turn out right.

Defrost the chicken breasts and mix it up with the garlic, ginger and pepper. Leave it aside while you prepare the batter.

fillets with seasoning

For the batter, mix the flour, egg, salt, cumin seeds and red chilli powder.

flour and egg

spices in the batter

In a shallow pan, heat up the oil.

the mystery cook in the oil 😛

Dip the chicken fillets in the batter and fry until golden brown. Done!

You can always eat it plain, but just for fun, I served it with some salad and a bun!

all packed up for my friends

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