Made pan-fried chicken for the first successful time today, based off a couple of skimmed webpages. First, made a rub out of corn meal, salt, black pepper, and ground ginger. Rubbed it well into the skin, both sides, of two imported chicken quarters, about 20 pesos (a dollar). Put about 2 tbsp of grapeseed oil into my skillet, and laid the quarters in opposite directions into the skillet so that they just fit. Cooked over low heat for about 30 minutes per side. It appears to have cooked all the way through, and it is juicy and delicious. The skin was nice and crisp on the 2nd side; on the first, not so much. Guess I should have turned up the heat, or cooked it longer. Keeping the cover on may have softened it again after turning, too.
And made another small batch of English muffins: 2 of my approximately 6 ounce measuring cups of flour, about 1/2 tsp salt, 1 or 2 tsp yeast, mixed. Heat 1 part butter to 2 parts water until butter is melted, add it slowly until a stiff but sticky dough forms. Turn it out on a cornmealed surface, and flatten to about a half inch, and let it rise for an hour or so. Cut it with the same cup into circles, and turned them over to dust the top with cornmeal as well. Cooked over medium-low heat about 3 minutes each side. First side of first batch a little longer, maybe 5 minutes, because it takes the pan a while to heat up.
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