Oct 13, 2009

E.V.O.O. saved dinner!

This morning I was washing up some chicken wings and preparing to season them up to cook for dinner. I still had to decide how I wanted to cook them. Do I want to broil, barbecue, bake or fry? After about 10 minutes I decided to fry them since I only fry 2-3 times per year. I just don't like what the house smells like when I fry so normally if we eat fried foods it is when we eat out. So I season these big wings to perfection and I pull out the old Fry Daddy and proceed to pour in the oil. This is where we run into a problem. I only had enough Canola oil to fill the deep fryer half way to the fill line. I became annoyed at this point. I glanced over on my counter and saw my bottle of extra-virgin olive oil. I have heard of people using olive oil for deep frying but never really considered doing it myself. My mind was so set on fried chicken so I grabbed the olive oil and poured it into the fryer. I lightly coated the wings with some flour and dropped the first few pieces in. I was so impressed with how they cooked up perfectly golden brown and crispy. The true test was the taste. They were perfect. Not greasy at all and quite frankly even better than if I used 100% Canola oil! I just had to snap a photo. Don't they look delicious?

9 comments:

  1. OMG you have me drooling here at work! Shame on you! lol

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  2. ooooooo! They do look good! When my mom fries she uses evoo. I have never done it I usually stick too canola.

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  3. Yeah they look yummy!- How do you do it, just coat them in flour only, then fry them, or do you use other spices... I have never fried chicken, and that sounds like an excellent idea for something different

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  4. Mmmmm! As I sitting here with a growling tummy, snacking on saltine crackers that I found in the drawer at work...Lol!!

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  5. I don't fry foods either, but your wings look amazing...picture perfect =)

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  6. That's it, I'm makin' fried chicken this week! Man, I hate how the house smells too afterwards! I have to have the windows open.

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  7. Gosh I havent fried chicken in forever but that looks so good on top of that you used olive oil much healthier!

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  8. Yum! I have never fried anything myself. But these look perfect!

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