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No Fried Chicken For You! Me Neither 🙁

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Absolutely. I give every­one full per­mis­sion to eat some fried chicken after they vote. Only after, if you haven’t voted… You make a good point. Because I am, I do talk about health. But I think that a good vic­tory for Democ­rats on Tues­day, you know, should be rewarded with some fried chicken.

–Michelle Obama to inter­viewer Roland Mar­tin on TV One, a cable net­work that tar­gets Black Americans

So Mrs. Obama says that it’s okay for black vot­ers to cel­e­brate with some fried chicken after vot­ing straight Demo­c­ra­tic? You know, if I thought that the First Lady had a sense of humor, I’d say that she was hav­ing a lit­tle fun with the Social Media denizens, because that’s all peo­ple are talk­ing about on my newsfeeds.

PPer­son­ally, I haven’t had any fried chicken in months because I can’t afford a fryer (mean­ing an actual chicken). That’s what the real scan­dal should be.

I am eli­gi­ble for food stamps, but I’m not ready to sell my prin­ci­ples for a mess of pot­tage – not yet, anyway.

But I can dream of fried chicken.…

INGRE­DI­ENTS:

3 cups all-​purpose flour
1 12 table­spoons gar­lic salt
1 table­spoon ground black pepper
1 table­spoon paprika
12 tea­spoon poul­try seasoning
1 13 cups all-​purpose flour
1 tea­spoon salt
14 tea­spoon ground black pepper
2 egg yolks, beaten
1 12 cups beer or water
1 quart veg­etable oil for frying
1 (3 pound) whole chicken, cut into
pieces

DIREC­TIONS:

1. In one medium bowl, mix together 3 cups of flour, gar­lic salt, 1 table­spoon black pep­per, paprika and poul­try sea­son­ing. In a sep­a­rate bowl, stir together 1 13 cups flour, salt, 14 tea­spoon pep­per, egg yolks and beer. You may need to thin with addi­tional beer if the bat­ter is too thick.
2. Heat the oil in a deep-​fryer to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Moisten each piece of chicken with a lit­tle water, then dip in the dry mix. Shake off excess and dip in the wet mix, then dip in the dry mix once more.
3. Care­fully place the chicken pieces in the hot oil. Fry for 15 to 18 min­utes, or until well browned. Smaller pieces will not take as long. Large pieces may take longer. Remove and drain on paper tow­els before serving.

Mean­while, I guess the First Lady thinks that black per­sons who would never vote Demo­c­rat – and all white per­sons – deserve only gruel. Well thank God, she can’t force it on us yet.

Mean­while, I’m fir­ing up my back­yard grill and eye­balling the pigeons. Enjoy your Elec­tion Day.

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was pub­lished in 2009; the sec­ond edi­tion in 2012. Her sec­ond novel, Arlen’s Harem, will be done in 2014…maybe.

Please con­tribute to Juliette’s Projects: Her new novel, her blog, her Inter­net to keep the lat­ter going and COF­FEE to keep her going!

Or con­tribute to Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Inde­pen­dent Journalism — -»»

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Absolutely. I give everyone full permission to eat some fried chicken after they vote. Only after, if you haven’t voted… You make a good point. Because I am, I do talk about health. But I think that a good victory for Democrats on Tuesday, you know, should be rewarded with some fried chicken.

–Michelle Obama to interviewer Roland Martin on TV One, a cable network that targets Black Americans

So Mrs. Obama says that it’s okay for black voters to celebrate with some fried chicken after voting straight Democratic? You know, if I thought that the First Lady had a sense of humor, I’d say that she was having a little fun with the Social Media denizens, because that’s all people are talking about on my newsfeeds.

PPersonally, I haven’t had any fried chicken in months because I can’t afford a fryer (meaning an actual chicken). That’s what the real scandal should be.

I am eligible for food stamps, but I’m not ready to sell my principles for a mess of pottage–not yet, anyway.

But I can dream of fried chicken….

INGREDIENTS:

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tablespoons garlic salt
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 egg yolks, beaten
1 1/2 cups beer or water
1 quart vegetable oil for frying
1 (3 pound) whole chicken, cut into
pieces
 

DIRECTIONS:

1. In one medium bowl, mix together 3 cups of flour, garlic salt, 1 tablespoon black pepper, paprika and poultry seasoning. In a separate bowl, stir together 1 1/3 cups flour, salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, egg yolks and beer. You may need to thin with additional beer if the batter is too thick.
2. Heat the oil in a deep-fryer to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Moisten each piece of chicken with a little water, then dip in the dry mix. Shake off excess and dip in the wet mix, then dip in the dry mix once more.
3. Carefully place the chicken pieces in the hot oil. Fry for 15 to 18 minutes, or until well browned. Smaller pieces will not take as long. Large pieces may take longer. Remove and drain on paper towels before serving.

Meanwhile, I guess the First Lady thinks that black persons who would never vote Democrat–and all white persons–deserve only gruel. Well thank God, she can’t force it on us yet.

Meanwhile, I’m firing up my backyard grill and eyeballing the pigeons. Enjoy your Election Day.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2009; the second edition in 2012. Her second novel, Arlen’s Harem, will be done in 2014…maybe.

Please contribute to Juliette’s Projects: Her new novel, her blog, her Internet to keep the latter going and COFFEE to keep her going!

Or contribute to Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Independent Journalism—->>>>

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