Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Colonel Treader's Chicken Nuggets.

Definitely not something Darcy would have eaten. That's his loss.

Cut one or two chicken, I can't use this word, well at least Jane Austen wouldn't. But then it is 2015. Breasts (so there - she'd have said "white meat") into reasonably sized chunks. One breast is fine for two people, and I split it down the middle and cut about 75mm wide slices. Oh, after removing fat and the "back meat" which is usually awful.

Crack an egg and put the nuggets into it and let sit for a few minutes. Mix them up so the chicken is coated.

In a plastic bag put:
 1/3 cup corn meal (Ground Maize for those in the UK, not Corn flour (which is corn starch in the USA (But I digress)))
1/3 cup flour.
1/2 teaspoon salt (can omit or use "lite" salt)
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon Chipolte pepper (you can't buy this in Tesco's so ask a Yank to smuggle it)

Pour the chicken/egg mixture into the bag and shake. The idea is to thoroughly coat the chicken with the corn meal mixture.

Fry in about 1/4 inch (2-3 mm) of oil until done. Some generic vegetable oil is best, don't bother with fancy Olive oils for this. It's a good idea to flip the pieces over about half way. This will take about 10 minutes.