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Shallow-fried chicken, naked - I brine it first for 24 hours, then rinse, cut it up, pat dry and put the pieces on a rack and back in the fridge to dry out the skin for at least several hours. Then fried in about 2" of avocado oil in KOTC's Mom's 12" cast iron chicken frying skillet. Comes out crispy-skinned and moist inside! Here is what was left after the two of us ate our fill for dinner.

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Shallow-fried chicken, naked - I brine it first for 24 hours, then rinse, cut it up, pat dry and put the pieces on a rack and back in the fridge to dry out the skin for at least several hours. Then fried in about 2" of avocado oil in KOTC's Mom's 12" cast iron chicken frying skillet. Comes out crispy-skinned and moist inside! Here is what was left after the two of us ate our fill for dinner.

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Add baking powder (about 1/4th of salt amount) and your skin will get even crispier!
You can add it during the brine stage or dust it on during the drying stage.
 

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Sadly, sorry but no pics again but I made this for dinner on Saturday. It's really good if you like really hot/spicy food. The kind of hot/spicy food where the heat in your mouth gets hotter when you stop eating. You'll definitely want plain white sticky rice on the side.

 

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Sadly, sorry but no pics again but I made this for dinner on Saturday. It's really good if you like really hot/spicy food. The kind of hot/spicy food where the heat in your mouth gets hotter when you stop eating. You'll definitely want plain white sticky rice on the side.

On my list of “Have to try!”
 

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Beef Rendang. Almost authentic but no lemon grass. I forgot how much I love cooking this. Every addition to the pot is a feast of incredible new smells and flavors!
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Chicken thighs are chicken thighs, but that salad looks delicious.
Thanks! It’s my favorite summer salad by far! Made it a lot lately because I have been getting great tomatoes from Costco. Been playing with the dressing. Was just using great olive oil, but lately been adding a splash of basalmic and a splash of red wine vinegar to the mix.
 
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PS. Wife is going to think the Rendang is too spicy I’m afraid. Sigh. I cut the 16 chilies called for in half, and used 5 Tein Tsin and 3 Peri Peri, but it’s got some serious heat, which I love!!

PPS. It was not too hot, it was just right!
 
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Thai Drunken Noodles. Delish. I used thai basil and it's got a very distinct mint flavor, unlike standard basil. With chicken, fresno peppers fish and oyster sauce, rice noodles, the works :)
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This is KOTC'S very favorite Thai dish. Would you share your recipe? I love Thai basil, we used to grow it when we lived in CA.
 
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This is KOTC'S very favorite Thai dish. Would you share your recipe? I love Thai basil, we used to grow it when we lived in CA.
 

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Did Tri Tips for the first time yesterday evening on the pellet grill. Roasted some little taters in the oven and cooked some zucchini and squash in the grill pan on the sear burner as sides. Turned out very good! I used a technique from a youtube video, and the seasoning rub from one of the Santa Maria Tri Tip recipes. Meat came from Costco and was very pretty.
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