Monday, February 16, 2009

Chicken Fingers

Here's an easy appetizer that everyone loves, especially the kids. Maybe it's because it's yummy finger food, or maybe it's because they're just yummy! Whenever I make them for a party, they always disappear in no time flat. So, you should probably make LOTS of them! Everyone will be glad you did!

boneless chicken
3 eggs
1/4 cup flour
salt and pepper
bread crumbs
lots of oil for deep frying

Cut chicken into strips. Set aside. In a large bowl, beat eggs and add flour. Beat again until you have a thick batter. Place all of the chicken in the bowl of batter and toss until well coated.
In a shallow plate, mix bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Toss chicken, one piece at a time, in bread crumbs until all of the pieces are evenly coated. Carefully place the chicken, a few pieces at a time, in hot oil to deep fry. When the chicken strips are cooked through and golden brown, remove them to a paper towel to drain. Serve with a choice of sauces such as BBQ Sauce, Honey Mustard, or Chinese Duck Sauce.

I just guessed at the amounts. Usually I don't even measure the flour or the bread crumbs. I just add it until it's enough. Clearly if you're going to make more than say, one package of chicken, you'll need more eggs and flour and bread crumbs.
You can dredge the chicken in flour then in egg then in bread crumbs, but my Mom always mixed the egg and flour when she used to make chicken fingers for the First Fret, like a million years ago. So, of course, that's how I do it too.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The First Fret, wow, you bet ages ago. Loved those chicken fingers. Yummy