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Pan fried chicken drumsticks

Chicken drumsticks are a very popular cut of chicken because of its solid bone, high flavour and fat content, and the quick and ease with which it can be baked, grilled or fried, and served as an appetiser or a side dish to the main course. The variety of marinades you can use with different permutations and combinations of the spices, herbs and sauces makes drumsticks a favourite finger food at informal parties and gatherings when a heavy meal is not preferred. Children also love drumsticks, and this is a perfect choice for family meals. Drumsticks are irresistible when they have a crisped outside with a juicy inner meat. This recipe is very simple to make; all you need as a marinade is our masala.

What you need:

  • Chicken drumsticks: 4-6 pieces. (You can use them with skin or skinless)
  • The Women of Fatorda Fisherman Barbecue masala: 3-4 tbsps
  • All purpose flour- 2-3 tbsps
  • Lime juice: 1 tbsp
  • Butter: 50 grams
  • Salt to marinate
  • Oil for frying

Step 1 – Wash, clean the drumsticks and pat dry. Make deep slits on the meat. Sprinkle some salt and the lime juice and keep it aside for 10 to 15 minutes.

Step 2 – Take the Fisherman Barbecue masala in a bowl, add the all purpose flour and mix them throughly.

Step 3 – Marinate the chicken drumsticks with the masala mixture and keep them aside for at least an hour. The more time you allow for marination, the better. Overnight marination under refrigeration is ideal.

Step 4 – Heat a grill pan or fry pan with 2-3 tablespoons of oil and the butter.

Step 5 – Place the drumsticks one by one on the pan, leaving enough room between them. Fry them on each side for about 10 minutes, or until they turn a golden brown with dark brown patches.

Step 6 – Lift them off the pan and drain the excess oil by placing them on paper towels. Serve with mint or coriander chutney.

Note – Instead of pan fry, you can deep fry or grill or oven bake the drumsticks with the same marinating process. If you prefer a slight twist in the flavour, you can also add a tbsp of herbs, dried or fresh, when you prepare the marinade. Our masala contains chilli, ginger and garlic which are coarsely ground. Do adjust the salt and heat to you preference. We would urge you to use our masala as a base and experiment with it and create your own variations. Do let us know how your they turned out. You imagination is the only limit. Do let us know of your efforts at [email protected] or else you can upload your recipe here.

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