The Best Thing I Ever Ate
As a kid going to the State Fair, I loved the smell of “fair food.” The corn dogs, funnel cakes, cotton candy… I loved to eat it as much as I did smelling it. As an adult, I fell in love with, chicken-on-a-stick.
Cubes of chicken breast layered with bell pepper, and onion kabob style on a skewer, then battered and fried. For me it was heaven on a stick. Crunchy, and seasoned perfectly. After having my first, and falling head over heals with it, I was not going to wait till the next year to have my next one.
When I was younger, I’d recreate food I liked, my way. Now with the magic of technology, I find recipes on the Internet. Simple as that. No guess work.
Recently, with the delima of what to cook using the unthawed chicken tenderloins, I remembered the best “fair food” I ever ate. It had been years since I’d made it, and it was simple, easy and quick. Just what I needed.
Instead of making a regular batter, I wanted to try something different, tempura batter. I’ve seen chefs on Top Chef, and other cooking shows fry using tempura. I had no idea it was as simple as 1 egg, 1 cup of ice water, and 1 cup of flour.
After layering the chicken, bell pepper, and red onion (wishing I had squash), on a skewer, I dipped it into the tempura batter. Places skewers into hot oil, only a few at a time, cooking until light brown. The batter wasn’t too heavy, and didn’t burn like other batters I’ve tried in the future.
This was a hit with my family! And looking forward to making it again.
What’s your favorite “fair food?”
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