Date Nite In

Date Nite In

Hey Yall! It’s Monday Confessions from Team Holmes!

Being with someone for so long can cause you to believe you have done EVERYTHING together, so how do you continue to enjoy eachother?  Because we have been best friends for over 15 years, we pretty much have done almost everything together so to keep from getting bored in marriage, you can always go back and revisit those things and even try new things.

We are the kings and queens of eating out since we are huge foodies.  But it’s Monday and we are on an extreme savings challenge so we thought we would have a date night in. We went to google and found a recipe for Southern Fried Chicken Strips. Normally we would just run to Popeyes and get this same meal, but we decided to recreate it at home.

We followed this recipe to a T, so we could figure out exactly what we would want to do differently next time.

Here are the Ingredients

3 Eggs, 1/3 cup of water, 1 cup of hot sauce, 1teaspoon of pepper, and garlic powder, and oil.

Southern Fried Chicken Directions

In a medium size bowl, beat the eggs with the water. Add enough hot sauce so the egg mixture is bright orange. In another bowl, combine the flour and pepper. Season the chicken with the house seasoning. Dip the seasoned chicken in the egg, and then coat well in the flour mixture.

Heat the oil to 350 degrees F in a deep pot. Do not fill the pot more than 1/2 full with oil.

Fry the chicken in the oil until brown and crisp. Dark meat takes longer than white meat. It should take dark meat about 13 to 14 minutes, white meat around 8 to 10 minutes.

We thought the ingredients were so extra and we had no idea how they were going to come out but we did exactly what it said.

In my opinion, they came out really good! But I see why they say season generously. I think we could have seasoned it a little more. I’ll let Jim give his take on them.

What’s good world, It’s ya boy J-Hood! I think they came out perfect! It was my idea, so I’m taking the credit. I don’t think we needed to do anything different. These strips are banging and it was fun cooking with my baby!

Well thanks for reading, we gotta get to eating!


Team Holmes

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