Parmesan Crusted Wings

My favorite way of making fried chicken wings ……..

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg chicken wings
  • 1 tbspn chilli paste
  • 1 tspn garlic powder
  • 1 tspn onion powder
  • Some chicken salt
  • Some normal salt
  • Some cracked black pepper
  • A pinch of white pepper
  • 4 tbspns vinegar
  • 1 tspn powdered parmesan cheese (carefully adjust the quantity of chicken salt, salt and parmesan cheese as we don’t want too salty)

FOR CRUST

  • 1 egg well beaten

FOR CRUMBS

  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • Some salt and pepper (again be very careful with the quantity of salt)
  • ½ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • Oil for frying

Procedure:

-Marinade chicken in all the ingredients given above for at least 6 hours. Now add one egg and mix again.

-In a shallow dish make your crumb mixture. You can add any herbs if you like, I added some of the masterfood pizza mix, you can add anything you like (parsley, chives, oregano, thyme, rosemary, etc.)

-Meanwhile heat the oil to 180 degrees Celsius.

-Now take one wing from the marinade and egg mixture, dredge in the coating mix and put it on a plate. Pile all the wings by following the same procedure.

-Fry in 2 – 3 batches (6 at a time) for 4 minutes or until crispy and brown.

-Serve hot with ketchup topped with grated parmesan cheese or ranch sauce or chilli aioli.

Crispy Chicken with Creamy Mushroom Alfredo Sauce

My dinner on 04/06/2013……….. Everyone loved it!

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Ingredients:

FOR CHICKEN

  • 3 chicken schnitzels or chicken breasts pound to 1 cm even thickness
  • Some salt, pepper, red chilli flakes, granulated onion, granulated garlic and chicken salt to season
  • Oil for shallow frying

FOR DREDGING MIXTURE

  • 1 cup flour
  • Your favourite seasoning (I used thyme, oregano, salt and red chilli flakes)

FOR COATING

  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1 tspn parsley/ chives/ green onion chopped fine

FOR BREADCRUMBS

  • 1 cup Bread Crumbs
  • Some seasoning you like
  • ½ cup flour

FOR MUSHROOM ALFREDO SAUCE

  • 2 cups thick cream (ideal for pouring and cooking)
  • 100 gms butter
  • 1 cup sliced button mushrooms
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of granulated onion
  • 1 pinch of granulated garlic
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese (grated)

Procedure:

-Let’s prepare our sauce first.

-In a saucepan melt some butter and sauté mushrooms. Season with salt garlic and onion and cook until the mushrooms are soft. Add cream and bring it to simmer. Add parmesan cheese and let it cook on very low heat until the chicken is ready.

-Pat chicken fillets with paper towel and season with some salt and all other seasonings mentioned above. Leave it for 10 minutes.

-Meanwhile prepare you dredging mixture, coating and breadcrumbs in separate plates. Heat olive oil in a skillet.

-Now dredge your chicken in flour mixture, coat with some egg wash and coat well with breadcrumbs. Fry on medium heat for 2 – 3 minutes per side depending on the size and thickness of your chicken fillet.

-Take it out onto your serving plate with some greens (salad) and top with Mushroom sauce.

Crisp Prawns

Crisp Prawns is Curtis Stone’s recipe, my favorite chef and my teacher……. I hope you will like it …..

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 750 gms peeled tailed prawns (with tails)
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • Some salt
  • Some red chilli flakes
  • 1 tbspn lemon zest
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying

Procedure:

-Heat oil.

-Wash and pat dry prawns. Apply some salt.

-In a shallow dish mix rice flour with lemon zest and red chilli flakes. Toss and coat prawns in this mixture and deep fry for 3 – 4 minutes in 4 batches.

-Take out and serve hot with aioli dip or your favourite seafood dip, tartar sauce.

Crispy Chicken Cutlets

Desi style chicken cutlets ………..

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • ½ kg chicken mincemeat (with fats)
  • 1 medoum sized red onion (chopped in food processor)
  • 2 tbspns Crushed green chillies
  • 1 tbspn Crushed coriander
  • 1 tbspn Crushed mint leaves
  • 1 tbspn ginger garlic paste
  • Some red chilli flakes
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 tbspns crushed dried coconut

FOR FRYING

  • Some oil for shallow frying
  • 2 tbspns besan
  • 4 tbspns crumbs
  • 2 tbspns corn flour
  • 2 tbspns normal flour

Procedure:

-Mix all the crumb ingredients in a plate and keep it aside.

-Now in a mixing bowl combine chicken mincemeat with all the vegetables and spices. Mix well with your hands.

-Heat oil.

-Make medium sized oval shaped balls, flat them and coat them with crumb mixture and fry until golden crispy brown.

-Serve hot with tamarind sauce, ketchup, mint sauce or Pulao or Biryani.

Crumbed Chicken Schnitzel with Mashed Potatoes

Crumbed Chicken Schnitzel with Mashed Potatoes is one of the fanciest, easiest, quickest and yummiest ideas for dinner. Your children will love it and you will be done with cooking in like 15 minutes ……

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 4 chicken schnitzels
  • Some salt to season

FOR DUSTING

  • Some lose flour

FOR CRUMBS

  • 1 ½ fine bread crumbs
  • ½ cup flour
  • Some chicken salt
  • Some cracked black pepper
  • Some chopped parsley (dried parsley)

FOR EGG DIP

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbspns mustard sauce OR Nandos lemon and herb peri peri

FOR FRYING

  • 2 tbspns olive oil/ schnitzel

FOR MASHED POTATOES

  • 4 hot potatoes (skin off) (boiled)
  • 1 scoop of butter
  • ¼ tspn chicken salt

Procedure for Mashed Potatoes:

Take a deep mixing bowl and a traditional masher. Put potatoes in the mixing bowl, add some chicken salt and butter. Mash and mix until it is lump free and creamy. Serve with baked chicken, Crumbed chicken or any other roast.

Procedure for Crumbed Chicken Schnitzel:

-Arrange your plates in order:

  1. Flour for dusting,
  2. Whisk eggs and lemon and herb/ mustard and pour it in a shallow wide plate,
  3. Mix all the ingredients given for crumbs and keep it aside in the 3rd plate.

-Heat oil on medium heat.

-Take one schnitzel, Season it with some salt and then dust with some plain flour. Pat to get rid of access flour.

-Dip it into the egg mixture (both sides).

-Coat it with crumbs and fry on low – medium heat for about 90 seconds/ side or until the crust is golden and crispy. Make sure the oil is not too hot otherwise your crust will be done but chicken will be raw from inside.

-Take it out on a plate and serve hot with a scoop of mashed potatoes.

-Do the same with other 3 schnitzels and easy and hassle free dinner is ready to serve.

Crispy Fried Chicken Wings (HOT)

This is my own recipe and whenever I make it for my family and guests they love it, specially kids, they say that its better than KFC Wicked Wings. Do try this and tell me if they really are…….

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 2 kgs skinned chicken wings (cut into 2 pieces, discard the other part)
  • Oil for frying

FOR MARINATION

  • ¼ cup vinegar
  • ½ cup chilli sauce
  • 2 tbspns soy sauce
  • Some salt
  • Some red chilli flakes
  • Some Chinese salt (ajinomoto)
  • 2 eggs

FOR CUMBING

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 cup potato chips
  • Some salt
  • Some cracked black pepper
  • Some red chilli flakes

Procedure:

-Marinade chicken in all the marination and keep aside for 20 minutes.

-Combine everything given for crumbing in a food processor and mix until they are very fine.

-Heat oil in a deep skillet. Now take out one wing from the marination and coat it well in the crumbing mixture and fry on medium heat until its golden brown. Do the same with others. (NOTE: it does not take much time for wings to get cooked, so 4 minutes are enough for each batch)

-Serve hot with aoili dip or sweet chilli sauce.

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