There's something about fried food and the 'crunchy-crispy-naughtiness' they bring that make them truly irresistible. One of my all time favourite food is fried chicken; and they must be home-made of course. Though I must confess, every now and then I buy fried chickens from a joint where the mixture of herbs and spices, all eleven of them still remain a secret. I could eat a bucketful of them, although that would simply mean the end of my short life.
This guilt free kentucky is a recipe I found recently by Lorraine Pascale. I use chicken thighs here as they are my favourite. In the packet they came in from the supermarket, there are six pieces of chicken thighs. I could and I would eat all of them because I am a greedy pig, but I somehow managed to restrain myself and cooked just three. I am very proud of this self-control.
The three pieces of skinless thighs were dipped in egg and then covered in seasoned white breadcrumbs with chopped thyme and rosemary. They're then baked in pre-heated 200 C oven for 30 minutes until golden.
In keeping with the guilt free theme, the chickens were served with rocket salad dressed in olive oil and lemon, and also sweetcorn kernels and chopped red peppers. Just like regular fried chickens, I must have tomato sauce; and my favourite is Tiptree Tomato Ketchup. It is so good!