Graham cracker fried chicken fingers!
I was born to fry.
This graham cracker fried chicken is for those of you that drench your fried chicken in honey, and sop up the excess with a biscuit. I'm so with you. I like a little sweet on my salty fried food, too!
I wish I could say I invented graham cracker fried chicken, but all the glory goes to chef Michael Romano. My recipe isn't anywhere close to his, but entirely inspired by him. He cuts the graham cracker crumbs with panko in his recipe. I like the sweet fried chicken thing (did you catch my Sweet Tea Fried Chicken?), and so I used all graham cracker crumbs. I was not disappointed.
The honey drizzle on top, oh please, don't skip it.
Graham cracker fried chicken fingers.
This is my farewell meal. I'm on my way back to California for a week vacation from my kitchen. I'm in the trenches of the book-writing process, and I need a break. It's not that I won't keep working on it every single day that I'm gone, but I need a break from the constant dishes, the incessant beeping of the oven timer that I've started to curse at, and the crumbs that are always underfoot no matter how many times I mop. I need a change-of-scenery vacation. Do you ever take those? Sometimes it's as simple as working outside, or trying out a new coffee shop for an alternate view. I highly recommend switching up your scenery to help with creative flow issues.
I know this meal is
slightly gluttonous, but I can assure you that there will be nothing but salads and gluten-free fare on my trip. Not by choice; I love the gluten. But, I happen to be making the wedding cake for two sweet gluten-free friends this week, and I harbor guilt eating gluten in front of those who cannot. So, I ate my fried chicken as a farewell meal today. Goodbye wheat flour, I'll be thinking of you often. I promise to hold hot, little baguettes in my hands as soon as I get back. And I promise to smash more graham crackers to bits and fry chicken in it again, because that was delicious.
If you are a reader who's asked me to make a wedding cake and I declined...please, do not be offended! I only make wedding cakes for very close personal friends. My friends are the type of people that would only laugh if their wedding cake turned out lop-sided. I make delicious food, not beautiful food. I can't handle the pressure of making a wedding cake for anyone that I haven't shared countless bottles of wine with. The truth of the matter is, you never know what is going to set off Bridezilla. Even the most chill chick could morph at any time. I know my friends aren't capable of this behavior, but strangers? Not so sure. Maybe one day I will provide this service, but not at this time. Thanks for understanding. I will definitely post photos of the finished wedding cake on my Instagram, so follow along there :)
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1159Total Fat: 60gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 44gCholesterol: 197mgSodium: 2672mgCarbohydrates: 107gFiber: 6gSugar: 19gProtein: 51g