Who doesn’t love a good bit of fried chicken every now and then. We have a great recipe which we have been using for years and we thought it was about time it got featured on the website. Actually the inspiration was a recent trip to the States where we discovered that they served their fried chicken with “gravy” which is basically a white sauce.
- 1 Whole chicken, cut into pieces
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- ½ tsp paprika
- ½ tsp dried oregano
- ½ tsp dried basil
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- 1 /2 tsp onion powder
- ½ tsp celery salt
- 1 cup of plain white flour
- 1 cup of corn flour
- 2 tsp baking poweder
- ¼ of the herb rub mixture
- 2-3 whole Eggs, beaten
- 1-2 tsp hot chilli sauce
- 1 tbsp salted butter
- 1 tbsp plain flour
- 1-2 Cups of milk, heated
- 1 bay leaf
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp white pepper
- Pinch of nutmeg
- Add all the herb rub ingredients into a mortal and peste and grind together.
- Remove ¼ of the mixture and set aside.
- Rub the rest of the spice rub liberally all over the chicken.
- In seperate shallow bowls mix the flour mixture ingredients in one and the egg dip in the other, set aside.
- In a non stick pan melt the butter then add the flour.
- Cook our for 1-2 minutes until the flour smells nutty.
- Then begin adding the warmed milk while stirring well. Add approx 2-3 tbsp at a time, combine the flour, then add more.
- Continue doing this until you have a thick gravy consistency (adding the milk a little a time will ensure you get no lumps - do not add more milk until you have completely combined the mixture).
- Season with salt, white pepper and nutmeg.
- Taste and set aside.
- Heat the oil to a medium heat in a deep frying pan, wok or fryer.
- While it heats up prepare the chicken for frying. Dip firstly into the Egg then into the flour. Tip do not shake off all the egg and make sure you get plenty of flour onto the chicken. The excess flour will fry to become golden and crispy so the more the better.
- Fry the chicken for about 10-15 minutes. Make sure the oil is not too hot as it will brown the outside leaving the inside raw. Do not cook too many pieces at the same time as it will drop the temperature of the oil.
- Once cooked drain and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
- Serve topped with the gravy and mashed potatoes.