Low-carb recipe: Pan-fried chicken

I need a moment

Me: Man, look at that hair.
NateC: (laughing) Yeah, I’m just growing it out. What are you up to?
Me: Frying chicken, look!

Onto more mundane life news.

Still playing around with podcasting – working on a few things. Not alla my entries lend itself to the format, like if I’m cooking.

On that note, because I didn’t get my fried chicken fix the other day, I decided to make my own. Went and picked up two chickens at the local market.

Jet: Did you brine the chicken first?
Me: I’m not an animal, Jet, of course I brined it.

Did it overnight with:

1 gallon warm water
3/4 cup kosher salt
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup erythritol
3/4 cup soy sauce
12 whole peppercorn

Butchered them quickly (it was just for me) in the next morning and vacuum-sealed three of the breasts for a sous-vide later on.

After that, I made a quick and simple dusting of:

1/4 cup low-carb flour
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Dusted the chicken…

…and got to frying:

Actually, I have a video:

Honestly, I like it better than most regular fried chicken, with the exception of KFC – that’s a classic.

In the past, I didn’t do it that often because it’s just time-consuming. Before alla this, it was easier to just run out and pick up some. Now, I’m back to basics.

That’s like most things around here, actually.

Me: Wait, you’ve never eaten meat?
NateC: Nope.
Me: I think I need a moment to wrap my head around that.
Him: Well, I…
Me: (holding up finger) I need a moment…

Just as I was publishing this, I received some upsetting news about my son.

He’s ok but all the plans I had for him just evaporated and I’m back to step 0. Nothing ever seems to go smoothly.

Between this, COVID, the audit, and some other personal things, this has been a truly awful month.

I suppose celebrating your birthday alone with a single glazed donut should be a good forshadowing for what’s to come.

Location: my empty apartment, which needs a hard clean
Mood: forever hungry
Music: I go home and I got no self-esteem (Spotify)
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2 Replies to “Low-carb recipe: Pan-fried chicken”

  1. LOL… I thought you were talking with your son, Nate. That chicken looks yummy. Homemade is always healthier than buying it outside. I’m happy to see you get your cooking on! I wanna see you baking too! 😉

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