Today I thought I’d share something savoury by writing about some of my favourite things I like to cook on Fryday.
One thing you must know about me, is that I cannot cook savoury food, my lovely husband does all the cooking. To be honest I never really took an interest with cooking savoury food and only took an interest with baking sweet stuff.
So you are now probably wondering what is “Fryday”. Fryday is quite simply Fried food Friday, a day in which my husband and I eat something fried-naughty. Sometimes we might get take out or sometimes I would cook something in my beloved deep fryer. (Gosh I love my deep fryer)
Here are a few of my Fryday favourites:
1. Popcorn chicken
I couldn’t believe how easy it was to make popcorn chicken, all I had to do was slice up chicken breast into small 1cm or less pieces, dip them into egg, coat them in plain flour and then into the deep fryer for approximately 6 minutes. In the flour I added any dried herbs or spices that I wanted, such as marjoram, garlic, paprika or onion powder. The result is a delicious crispy batch of popcorn chicken! Yum..
I started to love eating deep fried Lebanese bread ever since I discovered it whilst eating at Zenobias, I couldn’t believe how easy it was to make. All you do is cut up the Lebanese bread and pop into the deep fryer. Too easy right? Sometimes I like to sprinkle some chicken salt into them.
My crispy baked potatoes are always a favourite with my family. All I did was place about 1cm or more of olive oil in a shallow baking pan into the oven to heat up, peel the potatoes, cut them into squares, boil them for 20 minutes or so, I would then drain the potatoes and carefully place them in the hot oil and cook for 40 minutes at 250 degrees Celsius. I turn the potatoes over once. This cooking process could take less, so keep an eye on your oven. Check out these crispy beauties..
Okay I shall confess that I have not learnt many cooking skills or recipes off my mum, the only one that I know is how to cook wonton. To make the wonton I buy some free range pork mince and wonton wrappers. I mix together the pork mince, soya sauce, white pepper. 1 egg and chopped spring onions. I then place a small bit of the mixture into the wonton wrapper and I fold the ends of the wonton wrapper together. I then place the wonton in the deep fryer and cook for 6 minutes or until golden brown.