Tuesday, May 5, 2009

fried chicken ala max's

wanted to cook a fried chicken or baked chicken for lunch today. i started surfing the net for easy and quick recipe and then i came to this nice foodblog oversea pinoy cooking with his max's style fried chicken. he uses whole chicken and since we're just three in the house, i just used the 2 chicken legs. i wanted to try it since i have been enjoying max fried chicken ever sice... "simut to the bones". it just so sad that while i was deep-frying the second leg that i ran out of lpg! hehehe... so we ended up sharing the one leg that's been cooked (at least we have a leg to eat for lunch rather than nothing at all... hehehe...)

you can view the original recipe here.

2 chicken legs
patis, fish sauce
black pepper

wash chicken thoroughly and drain well.

generously rub chicken with salt including cavities and let stand for 15 minutes.

in a steamer put 3 cups of water 1/2 cup of patis/fish sauce and 1/2 tsp. black pepper, bring to a boil.

now arrange chicken legs side by side in the steamer and steam for 15 to 20 minutes, add more water if required.

remove chicken from the steamer let cool down. using your finger lightly rub the steamed chicken with patis, chill in a refrigerator until ready for frying.

deep fry chicken for 5-8 minutes each side until color change to golden brown. for maximum crispiness, after the first frying re-chill and when ready to serve refry for 2-3 minutes each side.

serve with your favorite sauce.