Saturday, March 31, 2012

beer-battered chicken.

What's better than Heineken? Why, Heneiken battered fried chicken, of course!

During our last Costco run we purchased 2 dozen bottles of Heineken. All for the ridiculous price of $24. This means that we have more beer than what we know what to do with it. Drink, for sure. But why not beer battered chicken?

Are you ready to take notes?

Heat oil in a pan.

In a large bowl mix together:
one cold bottle of beer, one cup of flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, dried parsley flakes and some paprika for an added kick. Be sure to season the batter adequately otherwise it might taste a little bland.

As I am obsessed with my recently purchased electric hand beater, I used it to whip the batter into a smooth, glossy, consistency but I am sure you could do the same amount of damage with a whisk and/or fork. Cut chicken thighs (or breasts) into thin (or thick) strips. Dip chicken fillets into the batter, coat carefully, and shake off excess batter.

Drop into the pan and cook for several minutes on each side. The aroma of the beer cooking will slowly begin to pervade through your kitchen and your mouth will begin to salivate long before the chicken is cooked through.

So yum.

You know what goes best with beer battered chicken. More beer!

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