Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Homegirlz Favorite Spicy Chicken Drummettes

I think the homegirlz have figured out that I'm serious about a lighter menu since the weather is getting warmer. The oldest won't eat anything that has "stuff" in it, especially green stuff or chunky stuff. The tween is a "little" more adventurous. She eats salad, but only with Italian dressing. Neither of them care for fish, but will tolerate catfish only if it's fried. I could go on, but I think you get the drift. The homegirlz have come up with a way to help me. They are leaving a list on the fridge of what they want me to cook and what days they want me to cook their requests. Their transparent reasoning is they feel like they can start helping me more. Meanwhile, laundry is not getting folded, their rooms...well, I won't even go there.

I went along with chicken drummettes since the tween was concocting the ingredients. It was actually reeeeallly good! Don't be fooled, these drummettes were not as spicy as you would think once you read and see the method.

Homegirlz Favorite Spicy Chicken Drummettes -

Wash and papertowel dry about 1-1/2 lbs. chicken drumettes and place in a shallow 9x13 baking pan.

In a small bowl whisk together 2 tablespoons seasoning salt, 1-1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes, 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper, 1-1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning, 2 tablespoons lemon pepper. Reserve about 1/4 of the dry spice mixutre.

Sprinkle the seasoning over the drummettes to coat evenly, cover the pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Whisk together 2 eggs, 1/3 cup milk, 3 tablespoons hot sauce, 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper.

Pour 2 cups all-purpose flour in a shallow dish and mix in the reserved dry spice mix.

Heat vegetable oil in a deep fryer or deep pot. If using a pot, put about 2 inches of oil in the pot. Heat oil to 350 degrees.

Dredge chicken wings into the egg mixture then into the flour.

Place wings 3 to 4 at a time into the hot oil and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until cooked through and golden brown.

Remove to a paper towel lined platter and serve.

Teen Homegirl

Tween Homegirl

The homegirlz devoured the first batch. Isn't a picture worth a thousand words?

But wait, the homegirlz thought of everything! They each have their own dipping sauce! One note: these are individual servings...remember? they live and eat alone! lol)

Teen Dipping Sauce

2 tablespoons sour cream, 1/4 teaspoons horseradish. 1 tablespoon ketchup, 1 pinch of cayenne, salt and freshly ground black pepper. Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl.

Tween Dipping Sauce

2 tablespoons Original Ranch Dressing, 2 teaspoons Louisiana Hot Sauce. Mix together in a small bowl.

I'd love to hear which dipping sauce is a favorite. You have to pick one!

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