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The Great Gatsby; Fried Chicken

Crossing the porch where we had dined that June night three months before, I came to a small rectangle of light which I guessed was the pantry window. The blind was drawn, but I found a rift at the sill.

Daisy and Tom were sitting opposite each other at the kitchen table, with a plate of cold fried chicken between them and two bottles of ale.
He was talking intently across the table at her, and in his earnestness his hand had fallen upon and covered her own. Once in a while she looked up at him and nodded in agreement.

-The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

The great Gatsby Fried Chicken

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The Great Gatsby; Fried Chicken

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Ingredients

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  • 2 pieces of chicken breast
  • ~1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup frying oil

Instructions

  1. Wash the chicken breasts and slice into finger sized pieces.
  2. In one bowl beat the egg. In another, place the bread crumbs.
  3. Roll the chicken pieces in the egg to cover, then drop them into the bread crumbs and roll around until coated. Set aside.
  4. Heat up a frying pan with the oil. When a small bit of chicken is dropped in and begins to sizzle, it is hot enough to cook with.
  5. Place a few chicken pieces at a time into the frying pan and cook for ~3-4 minutes either side until golden to medium brown.
  6. Remove onto a plate and continue cooking the rest of the chicken pieces.

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