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Pan fried chicken-- 1st time on egg

KokemanKokeman Posts: 819
edited 1:45AM in EggHead Forum
I won six chickens at a meat shoot the other day. I can only eat so many spatchcock chickens. So tonight I got out the CI skillet and made some pan fried chicken. I have not fried chicken in at least 10 years.(hate the mess and my house smelling like KFC for days) I will not wait that long again.
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  • thebtlsthebtls Posts: 2,300
    Nice...just watch that oil, it burns like a flashback in the egg if it gets dumped. I gotta do this soon!
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  • reelgemreelgem Posts: 4,256
    Mmmmm!! I love fried chicken. Unfortunatley my heart can't handle the cholesterol and it sure packs the pounds on.
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    BEEE-U-TEE-FUL!Ain't no chicken like a FRIED chicken!!! :woohoo: B)
  • KokemanKokeman Posts: 819
    I watched that closely. The worst part was some clouds rolled in towards the end and started to sprinkle. Luckily it did not rain.
  • KokemanKokeman Posts: 819
    That's what the Simcor is for. ;) Actually Fried foods are not common at all at are house.
  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    You are one step away from burning your house down. A very great friend of mine tried that. He will go nameless (Lives in Texas).
    Please be carefull.

    Mike

    It is Lawn Ranger, but don't tell anyone. :woohoo:
  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    I bet that tasted really good, especially if you included some of my favorite pieces..... the gizzards. Heheee.

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    However, for the benefit of the younger cooks out there, a grease fire in a barbecue pit, grill or just a campfire is a horrible thing. Use extreme caution. And it happens fast. I have a few battle scars... My worst one happened when turning a trout, and involved a visit to a plastic surgeon. He looked at my hand for about 5 seconds, then asked me to turn around and drop my pants. :blink: He wanted to see what kind of grafting material he had to work with.

    That said, I still do it, especially with fish but I wear gloves and glasses. I also make sure spectators stand back.
    Happy Trails
    ~thirdeye~

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    Good ADVISE! ;)
  • ChargerGuyChargerGuy Posts: 357
    Can you tell me how hard it is to regulate the temperature?
  • Looks great, but too dangerous for me! Plus I would miss my "Cajun Sparkle" too much.
  • Mud PigMud Pig Posts: 479
    That looks amazing and I bet it tasted even better. You are a braver man than I, I get a little freaked out by even using my deep fryer. Hot oil plus fire is bad, mmmkay!! :)
  • Very nice I think I would be too nervous to pan fry over a fire
  • I was pretty surprised to see a fried eggplant recipe in the new BGE cookbook. I did not read that recipe, so I don't know what kind of safety precautions they recommended, but it IS in there. My dealer made the eggplant fries a couple weeks ago, and they were fantastic. I'd stick to stove-top deep frying, myself.
  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
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    This is an example of what I'm comfortable with getting away with near open flames. I'm using a small amount of oil, a pan with high sides, and the fish and shrimp are a pretty short cook.
    Happy Trails
    ~thirdeye~

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • KokemanKokeman Posts: 819
    The pan is pretty deep. You just got to be careful. I wore my welding gloves when doing it. If it did catch fire all I would have to do is shut down the egg and the fire would go out.
    I have seen plenty of turkey fryer fires, this seemed safer to me.
  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    there is always Unfried Chicken

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    happy eggin

    TB

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    "Life is too short to be diplomatic. A man's friends shouldn't mind what he does or says- and those who are not his friends, well, the hell with them. They don't count."

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  • I agree with you Mike! Ain't no way in hades I am putting a big pan of grease in my egg, I would burn down Atlanta all over again!!!!
  • I actually have a fry vat in my kitchen. I have only used it once to cook meat in it since I got the egg. I mainly cook fries and okra in it. To dangerous otherwise. I don't even like to cook in oil on the stove in frying pans. I have a $125 Caphalon "chicken fryer" pan that I will not use. One grease fire is all it takes to scare the bejeebers out of you, I had mine and never again!
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