There is no law which states fast food must be deadly. There is no law which states fast food must contain chemicals and poisons. There is no law which states fast food must be high in calories. The fact of the matter is, the origial fast food was known as "bistro" food, food made quick and healthy. It wasn't until the fast food dens of death (the chains) where the term fast food became the equal to slow suicide. In todays hectic lifestyle it is rather hard to take a lot of time to make a decent dinner. With this new series, we'll be sharing with you some incredible meals you can make in a matter of minutes which will be tasty, natural and pretty damn good for you! If you want to see how-to slideshows for any dish in this series, just checkout the Facebook page for ChefLarryEdwards (yes, all one word).
I love fried chicken. There are times I actually crave fried chicken. Good God, I have even waddled into the Colonel's and bought fried chicken! If chickens ever decide to reap their revenge, I will be their first victim but I will be pecked into oblivion licking my lips!
At one time or another this version of fried chicken has been on all of my menus. It isn't there because people always ask for it. It isn't there because it is profitable. It is there because I am the boss and dammit, when I want to eat it I want it within my reach!
So, you might be asking the screen in front of your eyes, just "what in the hell is honey stung?" Simply put, once the chicken has been cooked (fried) you drizzle it with pure and unpasturized honey. You will not believe perfect marriage of tastes when the spice meets the sweet. If you want to make this even spicier, whisk a little Asian chili oil into the honey before you drizzle the chicken!
Ingredients needed to make Honey Stung Spicy Fried Chicken (serves 2):
- 1 cup flour
- 1 Tbs. chili powder
- 1 Tbs. garlic powder
- 1 Tbs. ground cumin
- 1 Tbs. garlic salt
- 6 chicken legs
- corn oil for frying
- honey for stinging
- Into a medium bowl whisk together the flour, chili powder, garlic powder, cumin and garlic salt.
- Dredge (coat) the chicken in the seasoned flour mixture and set the chicken aside.
- In a large saute pan or skillet, heat about 1-inch of corn oil over medium high heat until it reaches 350 degrees on a deepfry thermometer.
- Carefully place the chicken in the pan and fry 5 minutes per side.
- Lower the heat to low. Place a lid on the pan and cook the chicken 10 minutes per side.
- Remove the chicken from the pan and place on a paper towel lined plate so any excess oil can drip off.
- Place the chicken on serving plates, drizzle with honey and enjoy!
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