These home-made juicy and crispy fried chicken drumsticks will make you forget your favorite fast food joint!
This crispy fried chicken is the easiest chicken fry I have ever come across. The motivation behind making this crispy fried chicken at home is the world-famous KFC! You can call my crispy fried chicken a homely version of our most loved Kentucky Fried Chicken. I had prepared this before with other pieces of chicken, but this time around I thought of using only drumsticks.
I was little worried in the beginning as drumsticks take more time to cook than the rest, but if you can maintain the right temperature of the oil while deep frying, then there is nothing which can stop you from relishing these succulent yet crispy fried chicken at home.
This crispy fried chicken would be best done in an electric deep fryer at a constant temperature like the way it is done in KFC. You can find domestic version of such deep fryers nowadays, but since I don’t own one such thing, I trusted my good old gas stove and my crispy fried chicken turned out to be perfect! So, don’t worry if you only have gas burner at your disposal; nothing can stop you from having your own homemade bucket of crispy fried chicken!
The best part of this crispy fried chicken is that you can mix your choice of seasoning e.g. mix & match different kind of herbs and/or spices and relish your customized version of crispy fried chicken at the comfort of your own cozy home!
- Chicken drumsticks – 4
- Eggs – 2
- Refined/all-purpose flour – as required [approximately 1 cup]
- White pepper powder – ½ tsp
- Salt to taste
- Oil for deep frying
- Wash and pat dry the drumsticks. Make 3 or 4 deep incisions into the thick parts and season with salt and pepper. Make sure the salt goes into the cuts.
- Spread the flour on a plate. Beat the eggs with half teaspoon of salt.
- Heat enough oil in a wok for deep frying so that the drumsticks should submerge into the oil fully.
- Take a drumstick and dip it into the beaten egg. Take it out and place it on the flour so that all the sides are well-coated with flour.
- When the oil is medium hot, tip the coated drumstick into the wok. Make sure the oil is not too hot as it will brown the outer coating too quickly leaving the chicken uncooked.
- Fry the drumstick on low to medium heat giving enough time to cook the chicken thoroughly. Do not crowd the wok too much as it will be difficult to manage.
- To check if the chicken is cooked properly, try to insert a fork into its thickest part and if it goes inside easily, the chicken is done.
- Take them out of the wok and place on an absorbent paper to soak any excess oil.
- Serve hot with tomato ketch up or red chilli sauce.