Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Deep Fried Hooters Chicken at Home!

So my in laws gave me this awesome turkey fryer for Christmas. They were down to visit this past weekend and I decided to fire it up. No I didn't burn the house down and the results were very yummy. So here I present a short series of pictures documenting how to do a Hooters deep fried chicken at home.

Fill the cooker with about 2.5 gallons of Peanut oil (Yes I am looking sytlish in sweats)
light the burner but be careful- especially in the rain
Prepare the bird by cleaning and then injecting with Hooters wing Sauce
I used Medium sauce and Emeril's Chicken rub
Check the oil temp. It takes awhile to get it up to 325 degrees
Hang the bird on the hook thingy
Rub the bird with the Chicken rub

While you are still waiting for the oil to get to 325 make sure to have a few of these handy

Keep waiting for the oil to get to the proper temp 325 degrees

OK, lower the bird into the oil and cook for 26 minutes

Keep Cooking....

Make sure the temp stays about 325... Very important!


Completed bird ready to cut and serve!
Oh yeah, I made a Green bean casserole too!

The finished product Mmmmm yummy!
OK so there you have it. The Chicken was very juicy and done perfectly... We all ate off it Sunday, last night, and I have the leftovers for lunch today. Not hard at all to do and as I said nothing got burned down.


-Doc

27 comments:

Matt-Man said...

That looks damn good. And I don't care what some people say...I looooove green bean casserole. Cheers Doc!!

Southern Belle said...

We have a deep fryer just like that and it is awesome. You should also try wings,fish,hushpuppies and turkey in your fryer. We do regular fish frys when we are able to stock up on fish. Another great use is shrimp boils. Have fun with your new toy!

Mandy said...

That looks positively yummy! Making my mouth water this early in the morning!

We cook turkeys in ours but have never tried anything else, going to have to!

Bina said...

Wow! That looks absolutely delicious!!!! And you make it sound and look so easy and undangerous!!! LOL

Miss you!

Doc said...

Thanks guys... It was very yummy!

I plan on doing fish-frys this summer and also making some low country boil!

The Mountain Cat said...

Doc, Is that the final initiation to becoming a Redneck? :-)

Christine said...

Maybe you can experiment with deep fried twinkies and snicker bars next.

Southern Belle said...

Mt.Cat…..I believe to complete Docs initiation he would have to switch his beer to Budweiser and have his recliner out front frying his bird.

Doc said...

Couldn't put the recliner out there... It was raining.

LOL

Southern Belle said...

See Doc...you could not be a real redneck because a real redneck would not care if it was raining. That's what they make plastic for.

jennifer said...

I checked the picture - the red car next to you is NOT on blocks. But, if you have a washing machine on the front porch, you may still be inducted into the Bubba Club.

I am going to have to buy a rotisserie (sp?) chicken for lunch after reading this post. I am CRAVING a pretty chicken!

Karen said...

So happy that you did not burn down the house. I couldn't tell for sure, but were you wearing crocs while deep frying that bird?

Micky-T said...

Very cool Doc. Propane huh? I could have one of them on the boat.

Doc said...

Jenn - No washing machine!

Karen - you are absolutly right.. I WAS wearing the Crocs!!! HAHAAHA!!

Mic - We need to go out on the water sometime. You navigate and I'll fry!

Secretia said...

It looks delicious. Thanks for visiting Secret Story Time.

Secretia

Doc said...

Speaking of Redneck, If you look carefully in the pic with my T'Blazer and garage in it you can see the racecar hood with the big Kodiak Bear hanging from the ceiling!

Doc said...

Thank you for stopping bye to Secretia... Don't be a stranger!

Evil Twin's Wife said...

You know, I like the looks of fried chicken, I even like the smell most of the time, but I cannot bring myself to eat anything off a carcass. More for the rest of ya, though!

3 Men and a Lady said...

That sounds so good! Maybe if I get my husband one he'll get interested in preparing meals. I could handle that. That's why I pretend to not know how to grill ;-)

Southern Belle said...

I might have you beat in that redneck department...I have a dear head hanging up in my garage.

Chandra said...

Be careful Doc! You might poke your eye out with that thing or better yet burn your house down! Especially if you have to many of those brewskies along with it! LOL!

The bird looked delicious!

Tammy said...

Looked delicious...but couldn't help notice how clean and organized your garage looked!

Four Dinners said...

I have a strange feeling I'd rather eat a bacon sandwich.

Don't get me wrong!

It does look very nice but I couldn't be arsed spending all that time....

That's why I got married...so somebody else could...;-)

Oh God...Male chauvenist in the house!!!...;-)

terri said...

I'm all about any cooking that happens outside so there's less kitchen clean-up!

Those fryers are great for fish fries and also for boiling corn on the cob.

Jay said...

Oh yeah, that's pretty tasty looking. And, I'm a green bean casserole guy too.

Also, the key is to not start the drinking too long before the deep frying. As long as you're still thinking clearly, you can do it without burning down the house. ;-)

tattytiara said...

So that's a turkey deep fryer - I've heard of the things but never actually seen one. Slightly terrifying, but the bird does look great.

Will Shealy said...

Looks awesome Doc!