Things We Deep Fried This Evening
- A duck.
- A chicken. It’s also worth mentioning that my friends bought the chicken in Chinatown and slaughtered it themselves in the backyard. There was some debate over the best way of doing it, and in the end, the stringiness of the chicken was blamed on someone’s timid throat-slicing. But it was incredibly moist and fatty and delicious even so.
- Sweet potato. We were hoping this would crisp up like french fried potato, but it didn’t.
- Pear. Much more delicious than one would ever suspect. The pear was my idea, so I’m feeling just a touch smug, and also clogged with greasy goodness of course.
Most things we batter-dipped in Bisquick, which worked reasonably well. It was hard to get an even coating, though, and the results were on the bland side of tasty. Kinda like the stuff they use to cover sweet’n’sour chicken chunks at your local chinese fast food emporium.
And now that the dorm owns a communal deep fryer, are there any more suggestions (apart from ice cream)? Batter recipes? Bueller?