Making gravies for your fried food is not as hard as it seems.
Remember the chicken stock and pork stock from our previous recipes? If you have kept those, you can make a very delicious gravy for your fried dishes. You can also use the gravy as a topping for your rice or mashed potatoes.
This one needs no introduction. I’m pretty sure every kid will agree that fried chicken is on top of the list of their favorite foods. Because of the simplicity and versatility of this dish, and the variety of flavor, thanks to fastfood chains, several versions have been made.
My Lola‘s version of Fried Chicken is much simpler – marinate, simmer, fry. No batter and no extender. I like this better because it’s less greasy, since the batter tends to absorb oil during the cooking process. You also get more of the chicken because there’s no coating.
Prior to frying, the chicken must be boiled first until half-cooked. This is to make sure that the insides are cooked properly. That’s why, if you notice, the insides of some fried chicken are still raw. This is because the heat of the oil did not reach the inner parts.
Also, make sure that the chicken meat has been thawed properly before cooking. The best way to thaw chicken meat is by transferring them from the freezer to the fridge. This will defrost the chicken meat while slowing down the process of bacterial growth.
I used to hate liver when I was a child, but my lola insisted for me to eat liver because she said it’s rich in Iron. I was anemic, and I wasn’t fond of iron-rich vegetables such as ampalaya and malunggay. So, in order for my lola to make me eat liver, she cooked Pork Liver Steak which has a flavor similar to bistek (local version of beef steak).
Nowadays, this recipe is one of my favorites. Even my friends who don’t like liver tasted this dish and agreed that it’s really good.
How to do it? Here’s a quick and easy recipe for you: