Crispy fried chicken wing recipe


Based on my previous oven baked chicken wings recipe, this time I slightly modified it to make fried chicken wings. Well, I can say with 100% confidence that this recipe makes very scrumptious crispy fried chicken wings or drumettes. Look at the photo, don’t you just feel your mouth is filling up with saliva? Hahaha!

Crispy fried chicken wings

Here are the ingredients for my best crispy fried chicken wings recipe and how to do it.

Ingredients:

  • 8 Chicken wings
  • 8 tablespoons white flour
  • 2 tablespoons corn flour
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Method:

  1. After cleaning up the chicken wings, pat them dry.
  2. Mix well all flour, powdered ingredients and salt in a food storage plastic bag or a large container that comes with a lid.
  3. Toss the chicken wings inside the bag or container until they are evenly coated with the ingredients.
  4. Let the chicken wings marinate inside the bag or container inside the fridge for 2-3 hours.
  5. Fry chicken wings in oil in wok or pan until golden brown and cooked. Deep frying is not necessary.

* If you want some sauce to go with the wings, mix 2-3 tablespoons of HP BBQ sauce with few dashes of hot pepper sauce and some water, cook them in the wok, turn of the heat once the sauce boils.

* Suggestion: Use the same ingredient and method to make fried chicken fillet, which can be wrapped up together with lettuce in a pita bread. Should make a nice crispy chicken pocket sandwich. 😉

(P.S. I cooked this just before hubby got sick, so his coughing was not my fault. :P)

Chicken and cough


The older generations of Chinese believe that you cannot eat chicken when you have cough. While I don’t remember if my mom said that, but I definitely heard about it from my mother-in-law. Even the wife (or mom?) in a commercial ad for a Chinese traditional cough syrup said to the husband, “You have cough, you cannot eat chicken!”. 😛

Why? I don’t know. And I didn’t really believe it. Hey, if someone told you that you can’t eat chicken because you have cough but cannot explain why, will you listen to his or her advice?

But recently I realized that there may be some truth in the ‘old wife’s tale’. About 2 weeks ago, hubby was down with a flu and had some coughs, not serious though. Then one day, he had chicken rice (because we’re at The Chicken Rice Shop, and they don’t serve pork, ma..). That night he couldn’t sleep at all because he kept coughing. He complained of an itchy throat, wanted to suppress himself from coughing but ended up with more bursting coughs.

Since that day, hubby didn’t touch even a chicken feather, and could finally sleep better at night with less coughing.

So, no chicken the next time when we have cough.

So, we should listen and follow the advice of our parents and grandparents.

But why does eating chicken worsen coughing? This, I have to find out from my Chinese medicine doctor during my next visit.

Three house rules


Do you have a set of house rules at home? You know, house rules for your kids to obey to ensure all things (and people) in the house are maintained in a clean and orderly manner?

I don’t have kids, but I do need some house rules too – for my husband to follow! 😛

You see, my man can be so aggressive, alert, competent, enthusiastic and meticulous at work, but after work, once he walks into the house, he’s a total zombie. And he pays more attention to the 8 o’clock TV news than to his wife. That’s what infuriates me the most! 😛

So, I’ve come up with three (only three!) house rules for hubby to follow. (See, I’m not that mean a wife, but I’m pretty sure the list will become longer over time, ha!)

House rule #1. No watching TV while having dinner with me.
Dinner time is meant to be our ‘communication’ time. If you don’t want to talk because you talk too much at work, fine. Just listen to me. It’s my turn to do the talking.

House rule #2. Make sure that the toilet seat is clean on top and underneath after any business that you do sitting on it. 😛
I don’t want to elaborate on this. Trust me, you wouldn’t want to hear it either.

House rule #3. Ventilation hood must be switched on when cooking, especially when you are frying foods.
I cannot understand, is it difficult to switch on the vent hood? It’s not some complicated appliance, darling. What’s the use of a vent hood if you are not using it? You woke me up from a sweet dream because of the the smell of fried eggs! 😛

These three house rules may seem unimportant or redundant, but I tell you, they are most needed in the house to prevent me from losing my sanity!

You know what, I think I should have them printed out in black and white, and stick it somewhere to constantly remind hubby of what he should and should not do, hahaha!