Yesterday I was craving crunchy fried chicken and remembered this recipe that I'd pinned awhile back from Dessert for Two. I had some graham crackers leftover from our last S'mores of the season, and what a great way to use them up and clear some pantry space. No changes to the recipe at all except to double it, because I had 2lbs of chicken tenders. The smoked paprika was nice, especially with Jake, but I might amp it up and replace some of it with Chili Powder next time.
For me, the idea temp and time for the chicken I had on hand was right around 300º for 5 mins, flipping them about halfway through. I tested them with a probe thermometer and then let them rest on a paper towel lined plate.
We had ours with honey, but they would be awesome with real maple syrup as well. Thank you Christina for sharing this recipe! I was fighting the loss of light as the sun went down as well as loss of willpower because I just wanted to eat so the picture is just a quick snap. Go check out hers!
* Exported from MasterCook *
Graham Cracker Fried Chicken
2 cups fry oil (I used canola oil)
10 graham cracker sheets
2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 pounds chicken tenders
honey -- for drizzling
Over medium heat, bring oil to 300º.
Pulverize graham crackers in a food processor or put them in a zip top bag and let your kid go to town with a rolling pin. Combine paprika, garlic powder and salt and add it to the crumbs in a cake pan. In another cake pan, whisk eggs well.
Standard breading procedure- Dip chicken in egg, letting any excess drip back into the cake pan, and then into the crumbs, pressing them onto all sides for a good coating. I moved mine to a cooling rack over a half sheet pan until they were all coated.
Fry two to three at a time, adjusting the heat level as needed to keep the oil at temperature. Fry about 5 minutes, flipping halfway through. Test to make sure they are done but cutting into deepest part or using a probe thermometer. Move to a paper towel lined platter or keep warm in the oven. Serve with a drizzle of honey or maple syrup.