Deep Fried Drumsticks Recipe
Photo source: Grandmother's Kitchen
The great part about this deep fried chicken drumstick recipe is the fact the the chicken legs are boiled first as you often do when you are preparing ribs in some recipes. This way you know they are going to be cooked through and they frying is for extra flavor and to get that wonderful crispy deep fried flavor.
2 eggs ( beaten)
4 cups vegetable oil
1 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt
Place the drumsticks into a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil, then turn down and cookfor 10 minutes until the meat is cooked and not red inside.
Remove the drumsticks onto a plate lined with paper towels to absorb the water.
Pour the vegetable oil into a deep sided, heavy bottom saucepan and heat to 350 to 375 degrees F.
Place the flour onto a shallow dish and stir in the cayenne pepper, paprika and salt to combine.
Beat the eggs and place them into a shallow bowl.
Take a drumstick and cover it is flour mixture.
Place the drumstick into the beaten eggs and cover it in egg.
Place the drumstick back into the flour mixture and cover it again in flour, set onto the side of the flour plate and repeat with the other 5 drumsticks
Once oil is hot and ready for frying, place chicken leg into the oil for frying. Cook 3 at a time until they are fried to a golden brown and are nice and crispy.
Use tongs to turn over a couple times as they are cooking to cook evenly and when done, use the tongs to place onto a plate lined with paper towels.
Give them time to cool some before biting into them.