There are several ways to fry chicken. Some recipes require eggs and some require just seasoned flour. The way the chicken is prepared for frying can be a regional tradition. Southern Fried Chicken is almost always has buttermilk in the recipe.
Dynamite Sauce is a red chile, garlic, ginger, mayonnaise sauce that is used to garnish sushi rolls. Trinidad Scorpion Peppers are the hottest pepper in the world and a little bit goes a long way. Scorpion Peppers crank up the explosive power of Dynamite Sauce to an atomic level! Today's recipe yields a pale looking Dynamite Sauce that is is deceptively spicy hot!
This Sauce Is Spicy Hot!
This recipe yields 1 large portion!
Dave's Gourmet Scorpion Pepper Sauce is a pure Trinidad Scorpion Pepper puree with no extra spices. A sauce like this is good for recipes. This sauce can be found at specialty shops or at internet stores.
Place 1/3 cup of mayonnaise in a mixing bowl.
Add 1/2 teaspoon of Dave's Gourmet Scorpion Pepper Hot Sauce.
Add 1/4 teaspoon of ginger paste.
Add 1/2 teaspoon of Spanish paprika.
Add 1 pinch of garlic powder.
Add sea salt and white pepper.
Add 1 tiny pinch of ground celery seed.
Stir the ingredients together.
Place the sauce in a large ramekin and chill till it is needed.
Southern Fried Chicken Fingers:
This recipe yields 1 appetizer size portion of five fingers!
Traditional Southern Fried Chicken is usually dry floured or buttermilk dipped and floured, then pan fried in a cast iron skillet. A buttermilk flour coating turns out incredibly crispy golden brown when pan fried.
Any leftover seasoned flour can be sifted and frozen for later use.
Step 1: Place enough vegetable frying oil (or lard) in a large deep cast iron skillet, so the oil is about 3/4" deep.
Heat the oil to 360ºF.
Step 2: Place about 2 1/2 cups of all purpose flour in a mixing bowl.
Add sea salt and black pepper.
Add 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder.
Add 1 pinch of garlic powder.
Add 1 pinch of cayenne pepper.
Mix the ingredients together.
Step 3: Place 1 1/4 cups of buttermilk in a second mixing bowl.
Step 4: Cut a 6 to 8 ounce boneless trimmed chicken breast into 5 long finger shapes.
Step 5: Dredge the chicken fingers in the seasoned flour.
Place the floured chicken fingers in the buttermilk.
Step 6: Dredge the chicken fingers, one at a time, in the seasoned flour and place it directly in the hot frying oil. Get all the chicken fingers in the oil quickly, so they all finish at the same time.
Step 7: Use tongs to turn the chicken fingers in the hot oil.
Fry till the chicken fingers are crispy golden brown on all sides.
Step 8: Use tongs to place the chicken fingers on a wire screen roasting rack over a drip pan.
Keep the chicken fingers warm on a stove top.
Southern Fried Chicken Fingers with Scorpion Dynamite Sauce:
Place the ramekin of Scorpion Dynamite Sauce on the back center of a large plate.
Place the Southern Fried Buttermilk Chicken Fingers on the plate, so they fan outward from the ramekin.
Garnish the plate with pickled sweet banana pepper rings and a dill pickle.
Good Southern Fried Chicken Fingers and Scorpion Dynamite Sauce is a combination that is hard to beat!