Max's Style Fried Chicken
Max’s Style Fried Chicken. Here is the first of my holiday celebration's recipe series. Max’s fried chicken is an example of a truly Pinoy style of fried chicken. It represents a very simple Pinoy way of crispy frying the chicken. This fried chicken is so popular it is Max’s best seller for those family special occasions and celebrations, like birthday and wedding parties or just a simple family dinner and of course for the Christmas season.
This is my version of the fried chicken popularized by Max’s Restaurant. There are no fancy ingredients and aromatic seasonings. The chicken is just seasoned with salt and or patis (fish sauce) and optional powdered pepper. To keep the fried chicken outer skin really crispy and very succulent inside, the chicken is first rub with salt and let stand for at least 15 minutes then steamed for at least half an hour with patis flavored water. Then let it cool down and lightly rub with patis the skin using the fingers. Now chill in a refrigerator before frying, for maximum crispiness the chicken could be double fried. After the first frying re-chill and when ready to serve re-fry until golden brown and crisp skin is achieve.
Max’s fried chicken is served with Jufran but personally I don’t like Jufran banana ketchup there is that odd after taste why not try UFC tamis-anghang banana ketchup. Enjoy.
2 whole spring chicken
patis, fish sauce
black pepper powder
Wash chicken thoroughly drain. Generously rub chicken with salt including cavities and let stand for 15 minutes. In a steamer put 3 cups of water 1/2 cup of patis or fish sauce and 1/2 tsp. black pepper powder, bring to a boil. Now arrange chicken side by side in the steamer and steam for 15 to 20 minutes, add more water if required. Remove chicken from the steamer let cool down. Using your finger lightly rub the steamed chicken with patis, chill in a refrigerator until ready for frying. Deep fry chicken for 5 to 8 minutes each side until color change to golden brown. For maximum crispiness, after the first frying re-chill and when ready to serve refry for 2 to 3 minutes each side. Serve with banana ketchup.
See other related chicken recipe;
Buffalo Chicken Wings
Kentucky Fried Chicken
Crispy Chicken Lollipop
Chicken Wings, Like Hooters