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Fried Chicken Bits

on January 10, 2013

I am unabashedly fond of chicken gizzards and hearts. A lot of people think there’s a high ick factor but they’re just plain yummy. I picked up a couple of packages at the store the other day and cooked them for dinner tonight. Now, since Jene and I are eating low carb I had to get a little creative with the breading. Instead of using wheat flour, I used quinoa flour. It’s a very nutty tasting flour and  I adored it on the chicken pieces. Now for those of you who have eaten gizzards, you know they’re very chewy. I don’t mind it but it doesn’t hurt to tenderize them a bit first. With that in mind I soaked the hearts and gizzards in buttermilk for a few hours before cooking. Buttermilk both tenderizes meat and adds a lovely flavor as well. It also had the added benefit of the meat being ready for dredging right away 🙂

So I marinaded the gizzards and hearts, dredged them in quinoa flour and deep fried them at about 335F for 8-10 minutes.

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