I should change the title of this post, cause this was not quick and easy. First let me say I got this recipe from my big sis in Guyana a long time ago, but it was given to me like this over text -” flour, curry powder, salt, geera, pepper. Mix it together to form a stiff dough, Cut in strips and fry.” So after many tries I got the proportions right. Now the dough making part is quick. Took 10 minutes. Cutting the little strips to fry took forever. Then figuring out the right temperature to fry the chicken foot was a night mare. Okay, I might just be exaggerating a bit, but it was work y’all. Somehow I figured it out and made some pretty amazing chicken foot to go with delicious mango sour (click link for recipe).
1 cup flour
1 tbsp curry powder
1 tsp cumin powder or geera
pinch of cayenne powder
salt to taste
1 cup water
3 cups canola oil for frying
In a small bowl combine all the dry ingredient. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add water. Knead together water and dry ingredients to make a stiff dough. Roll dough out on a floured surface until really thin. Divide dough into two halves. Roll half out until it doubles in size, then cut in two halves. Cut halves into squares, then using a sharp knife cut into strips. Repeat process for other half of dough. Fry strips of dough in hot oil (about 250 degrees Fahrenheit) until golder brown. Remove from heat and drain on paper towel. Let cool and enjoy with some mango sour.
Tips and Ramblings:
1. If I had to make a big batch of chicken foot to save my life, I would be dead. No joke. I was completely tired of cutting tiny strips but it was so good it was totally worth it.
2. If you have a better recipe for chicken foot, please feel free to share.