Fried Chicken Drumsticks Recipe
Photo source: Grandmother's Kitchen
These fried chicken drumsticks are crunchy and decadent. Certainly a treat!
1/2 cup milk
1 Tablespoon margarine or butter
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt
2-4 cups vegetable oil for deep frying
Rinse the drumsticks in cold water and dry off well with paper towels.
Put the milk, margarine and poultry seasoning into a sauce pan and over medium heat.
Choose a sauce pan that is large enough to hold the 6 chicken drumsticks.
Place the drumsticks into the pot and add just enough water to the milk mixture to cover the drumsticks. Boiling in the milk and seasonings
will give the drumsticks better flavor.
Cook for about 10 minutes or until the meat is cooked through and no red shows. Shut off.
Transfer the boiled drumsticks to a plate lined with paper towels. Discard the liquid you boiled the chicken in.
Beat the eggs and put them in a medium size bowl.
Combine flour, cayenne pepper, paprika and salt and put into a shallow dish.
Take each drumstick, dredge first in the flour mixture, then the beaten eggs, then once again in the flour mixture.
In a large heavy bottom saucepan or deep fryer, heat oil on medium heat until it reaches 350°F. The amount of oil you use will depend on the size of the pot. You need the oil to be at least 2 inches deep.
Using tongs, carefully place each coated drumstick into the hot oil. If the pot is large enough cook at the same time otherwise cook in batches if necessary. Don’t overcrowd.
When the outside crust is golden brown remove with tongs and transfer to a plate line with paper towels to drain excess oil before serving.