This bake along did not go as planned. When Fantastic Bake Along was suggested, I had a family pack of chicken thighs defrosting in the fridge. It was a coincidence not to be ignored, so I set to do half of the thighs according to the directions (my husband had plans for the other half).
I did the bake along’s chicken first. I set up the bowls, flour, egg wash, flour, and like an assembly line on my stove, went to work. I used a liberal amount of coconut oil, got it nice and hot, and went about dipping and frying. Right away I knew something was wrong, the pan was way too hot, so I turned the stovetop down. Dip, dip, dip fry, I was like a robot, frying up two chicken pieces at a time and placing them in my baking dish. On my third turn (pieces 5 and six) the smoke alarm went off, my daughter came running into the kitchen, “Mom, is the house on fire? Should we leave?” That’s when I looked up and saw that cloud of smoke that was hovering thickly in the room. I immediately turned the stovetop off, turned the fire alarm off (yes it was so thick no amount of waving a towel underneath it would shut it down), and opened every door and window in the downstairs. It was 50 degrees outside so I had to turn our heat off too. The smoke (or smog) lingered, my 5 year old and I flapped our towels in the air hoping to move it outside. Four days later, it still smells like fry.
I did not go back and continue to fry up the Double Dipped Fried Chicken. I loaded all the ones I dipped, seasoned those yet to be dipped and placed them into the baking pan. It only took about 45 minutes for the chicken to cook, and they turned out juicy (and a little burnt). We all agreed, though, that the plain seasoned chicken turned out the best. I think I’ll stick to that next time.
Tracy from Itsatsweetsday.blog
Tami from https://tanglewoodknots.com
Kathy from https://livinginrapidcity.wordpress.com
and Emma from https://emmacraftprojects.wordpress.com