This week I decided to keep it simple while enjoying Game of Thrones by making my mother’s recipe for fried chicken. It was a good idea. Besides, using your hands and tearing food apart with your teeth is so Game of Thrones–y.
1 package party drumettes [$5]
Flour, all purpose [$2]
Veg. oil [$4]
Put about an inch or so of oil in a pot over medium heat until hot. Test by inserting the end of a wooden spoon in the oil, if it bubbles, it’s ready.
Mix flour with any spices you desire, for example I used salt, pepper, cayenne, old bay, ground mustard seed, and garlic powder.
Dredge chicken in flour and place in oil for about 12 minutes, turning halfway until golden brown. place on paper towels and serve.
I also served this chicken with a side cucumber–tomato salad. I made the dressing by whisking olive oil, honey, lemon juice, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper and red wine vinegar together in a bowl and dressing the veggies. It was a refreshing accompaniment to the fried bird.
My mother taught me how to fry chicken, and it’s still a go–to when I just want old school comfort food. The Russian can’t get enough, and neither could those who came over to try my cooking on Sunday. Frying chicken isn’t as scary as I once thought it was (I don’t want to get splattered with oil); just use a large pot and a splash guard, if you have one.