Sunday, January 13, 2008
...When the bullet hits the bone...
If there is one thing I love, it's a classic "comfort" dish.
The thing is, if you say "comfort" most people think of meat loaf or fried chicken or something very 'Merican! Well, what about other countries? Surely they have the concept of comfort food too, right?
I bring this question to the table, because I make a dish -Puerto Rican in origin- that I swear to you is the definition of "comfort". Simple, sustaining, and fucktastically good.
Chicharrones de Pollo
1 1/2 Boneless Chicken Thighs
1/4 Cup Lime Juice
1/4 Soy Sauce
1/4 Rum (I use Bacardi Ciclon)
1 Cup Flour
1/2 t Paprika
1/2 t Cumin
1 t Season Salt
Cut Chicken into bite sized portions and place in a large plastic bag. Add the Lime Juice, Rum and Soy Sauce to the chicken and marinate overnight.
Preheat fryer to 375F.
In a bowl, mix Flour, Paprika, Cumin and Season Salt.
Coat chicken liberally with flour mixture and fry until dark-golden. (3-6 minutes)
Serve with Tortilla, sliced limes and chopped Cilantro.
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