Raised in the South West I grew up on fried food. When I married and moved away, I quit making it. I guess I did not like cleaning the stove top. But, every once in a while  . . .  I will crave fried chicken or french fries. A few years ago I stayed with my daughter for a few months to help her out. It was the first time I had ever heard of fried turkey! My reaction was not good, let me tell you. My son-in-law decided he wanted to give fried turkey a try so that year we made fried turkey. It was delicious!

My grandson's girlfriend gave me her mom's recipe for chicken fingers. My family was always begging me to make them. I made them at least once a week. I changed up the original recipe because I wanted a little more texture. As it turned out these are better than the original recipe using flour. These were extra crispy on the outside and moist in the center. Instead of frying them in regular oil I used peanut oil, which may have contributed to the crispiness. I was thinking the fried turkey was so good why not use peanut oil for the chicken fingers. Follow through and let's make some chicken fingers with battered french fries and sweet and sour sauce. 

Step 1: Ingredients

4 or 5 Chicken breasts
1 Cup buttermilk
1 / 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
2 Beaten eggs
1 Cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt 
Peanut oil
Paper towels and wooden spoon
Sweet and sour sauce modified from Jessie's sauce  http://www.instructables.com/id/Sweet-and-Sour-Chicken/:
1/8 Cup Lemon juice
1/8 Cup Orange juice
1/4 Cup ketchup
1/4 Cup white vinegar
1 Tablespoon sweetener, sugar, or honey or more
1/4 - 1/2 Teaspoon hot mustard from breaded french fry recipe below
2 Garlic cloves or you can use garlic salt or powder
1/2 Chopped yellow, red, and orange bell pepper
1/4 Cup chopped onion I used red
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
Sesame seeds
Parsley and bell pepper garnish
I wanted to make some breaded french fries so I just tried a recipe online here: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090127095431AAv4Yvh

2 1/2 pounds peeled Russet potatoes 
1 Cup flour 
1 teaspoon garlic powder she used garlic salt
1 teaspoon onion powder she used onion salt
1 teaspoon sea salt
2- 4 teaspoons Paprika she used 1 teaspoon, I wanted mine spicier 
Peanut oil
1/4 teaspoon hot mustard recipe that I found online on a discussion board if I recall.
aofsletten says:
My recipe calls for mustard powder (whatever size container is available), a pinch of sugar and a pinch of salt, boiling water, (enough to make a paste) and a bit of oil to keep the mustard from becoming cement. I have been using this recipe for a long time. It is hotter than the Chinese mustards found commercially.(I've been accused of putting horseradish in it) It should satisfy your desire for Hot. Enjoy!.

Some recipes call for dry mustard, cold water and salt and other recipes add vinegar and oil.  Many different variations available.

ok thank you. I'll definitely be trying this soon
ok thank you. I'll definitely be trying this soon
Wow these look amazing, but do you have to use peanut oil or will any oil do?
Any oil will work! Thanks for asking and have a splendorous day. <br>sunshiine
Wow these look good. Next time, I'm coming over!
You are always a welcomed guest! I am so happy to see your smiling face! Today I am cooking up something very different so please stop in again maybe tomorrow! You and Jessy don't know it, but you have challenged me to get better, so I hope (LOL) this next one will blow you away! If not . . . . I have more in the making LOL! Have a Happy Spring Yay, winter is gone and 70 degree days are back, trees are blooming and the sun is shining! I am a happy girl! <br>sunshiine
i wish i could cook... BECAUSE THIS LOOKS AMAZING!!!
It is worth it to try! This is a fairly easy recipe. Cook small batches for practice and before long you will be a pro! Thanks for stopping by and commenting! Do have a splendorous day! <br>sunshiine
Looks yummy! lol... I'd eat <u>anything</u> fried!!!
Thanks bajablue! I am so excited that instructables pushes us to create create create! We learn a lot huh? Have a beautiful day! <br>sunshiine
STOP! NO MORE FOOD INSTRUCTABLES FROM YOU!!! Because every time I see those, I get very hungry. Absolutely delicious!!!! I WANT CHICKEN FINGERS!!!!! :-)
But ... hubby is hungry! Thanks for stopping by as always! <br>sunshiine
These look delicious Sunshiine.
I have plenty . . .Come on over they are still hot!

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