Saturday, October 07, 2006

"Garlicky Chicken Drumstick"

When Manila was hit by typhoon Milenyo, we had no electricity for a whole week. We practically lived on canned goods, eggs and frozen processed foods, which by the way needed to be consumed asap! – no fridge! Because of this, I was craving for veggies while my kiddo's begging me to cook fried chicken. He's begging coz his allergic to it. To compromise things, I came up with these two recipes.

You’ll need:
  • 3-4 cloves garlic
  • 600 grams chicken drumsticks
  • ½ tbsp of rock salt
  • ¾ tsp of ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 3 tbsps cornstarch
  • 3 tbsps flour
  • A cup of cooking oil

Here’s how:
  1. Using a mortar and pestle, pound lightly the garlic. Remove skin. Now, one by one, pound the garlic until finely crushed. Place the crushed garlic in a chopping board. Mince finely.

  2. Place in large plastic bowl the chicken drumsticks. Add salt, pepper, vinegar and garlic. Mix well using your hand. Let it stand for 15-20 minutes.

  3. Using a round bottom pan, heat cooking oil over medium fire. Heat thoroughly.Meanwhile, sprinkle the marinated chicken with cornstarch and flour. Cover the bowl with a large plastic plate. Hold it together firmly then shake it until chicken is well coated. Fry both sides until rich golden brown.

  4. Serve with hot cooked rice and “Garlicky Chayote”

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