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I’ve mentioned before, David and I don’t fry foods very often, but now and then, well… decided it was time to fry up some mountain fresh fried chicken!
After unexpectedly buying all the meat from the meat market, I immediately decided I wanted to fry that chicken we bought. David had other plans for it. He was going to slather it in Hog Heaven and throw it on the grill. Once he heard my suggestion, he was game for frying. We bought some peanut oil to fry the chicken. It has a higher smoke point, and it fries up chicken nicely. Another reason is bought oil specially for the chicken, is because I wanted enough oil to fill the electric deep fryer. I was cooking this chicken outside!! No nasty fried smell in the house this time.
The problem is, sometimes worthlessness interferes with the best of intentions. Worthlessness settled in big time!! We didn’t do our usual Sunday morning grocery store trip, wearing our football apparel like we usually do. After two, 2-hour naps, I didn’t feel like going to the store and David wasn’t about to budge from the couch either. It was getting late and we were running out of time. It was Meatless Monday eve, and if we didn’t cook that fresh chicken Sunday night, then we were going to have to freeze it. We couldn’t let that happen! I did a quick scan of what we had in the refrigerator and pantry closet to go with the chicken. We didn’t even have any bread. I found some carrots and I also found some rice. Sunday Supper was going to happen after all.
I battered it using the technique I posted about. I then boiled the back, neck and what was left of the breast bones after David cut the breast meat off of it. I was rendering the broth and meat to put into the rice to give it some really nice flavor. While the grease was getting hot, I boiled the carrots to get them tender before glazing them.
Sunday Supper turned out pretty darn good. Considering the fact I was scrounging around in the fridge and pantry closet for sides to go with our fried chicken. I now have come up with a new recipe for carrots that I will have more often.
The view while cooking wasn’t too bad either. Mountain Fresh Fried Chicken, you can’t beat it!!