Steven's Twitter Fried Chicken Domination

Why in god's name is there an article on a car blog about fried chicken?

If you follow me on Twitter (@muellersj) you know that I have been getting into Klout.  And while Klout has a pretty neat concept of measuring your social media influence on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.  Their algorithm could use some tweaking.  One of the ways they judge what you are most influential in is by seeing what tweets of yours are the most retweeted.  This apparently was one of my most retweeted :

"Our chickens aren't laying eggs, so I took a bucket of fried chicken and ate it in front of them so they know what is at stake..."

Now, normally I would insert a silly picture of my chicken looking surprised but, sadly, Blogspot is not cooperating.  So here's a link to it.

First, yes we have chickens.  My wife as part of her DIY kick, has been pushing us towards a more sustainable living.  Our backyard is a vegetable/herb garden, and we bought chickens to provide us with eggs.  So far so good, except two of the chickens are too young to provide eggs yet and one of them is moody and doesn't always lay.  Naturally, since we expected pets who actually earn their keep (I'm looking at you Klaus) it's been a little annoying when we only have three eggs a week.

And thus, inspiration for my tweet.

Now, being the type to take a bit of ridiculousness and try to make it even more absurd, I have been pushing my hashtag #stevenstwitterfriedchickendomination.  Luckily, my followers all have a sense of humor (I mean you guys do read this drivel) and have been giving me +k on Klout about fried chicken.  Why not poke a little fun at an absurd result from Klout's algorithm?

Who knows, maybe someone will be interested in paying me to talk fried chicken, travelling,  AND cars? 

Hey, a guy has to have some dream goals.

I'm still checking my inbox religiously for an email from one of you investors.

Don't be shy.

So, in light of #stevenstwitterfriedchickendomination I have decided to share with you all another facet of my life.  I really enjoy cooking Down South bad-for-you food.  You name it, I can make it.  And one of my specialties is fried chicken.  

Go figure.  

Now I do one of two things.  If you  are feeling particularly lazy and don't want to make your breading from scratch you NEED House of Autry chicken breading.  They aren't paying me to say this, yet.  But they make the best "out of the box" breading on the market and you won't be disappointed.  

However, if you are feeling a particularly adventurous you can use Steven's Patented, Damn Good, How the Fuck Did He Come up With This, Chicken Breading.  Now, the name really needs some work but I promise the recipe is good.  And it is as follows:

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons McCormick's Seasoning Salt
1 teaspoon fresh ground black peper
1/2 teaspoon of Old Bay
1 tablespoon of Parsley

Before I bread the chicken, I like to use an 1 egg/ 2 cup milk mix to coat the chicken in.  If you prefer extra crispy, dip, bread, dip, and then bread again.  The best dish to prepare it in is a cast-iron pan on the stove.  None of this fast-food fryer bullshit.  Just coat the bottom of the pan with about 2 - 3 inches of the oil of your choice.  Depending on the day, I switch between olive oil or vegetable oil.  Olive oil does produce a noticeably different taste.  It normally takes about 10 minutes per side, and then set them on a plate lined with paper towels to drain and to cool down.

I normally make it with Mashed Potatoes, Homemade Corn Bread (yes, if enough people ask I will share this recipe), and either Green Beans or Collard Greens.  However, it really is up to you.  

For those of you wondering why in the hell you sat through an entire blog with me talking about chicken, here's your reward.  Follow this link  and enjoy the sights and the sounds of a Porsche 911 Turbo fleeing the police in Stockholm (as a note, I do not endorse this behavior and I encourage you to follow all local laws).

Please, try out the recipe if you are so inclined.

If you like what you've read, follow this blog.

And if you haven't made your way over to the Some guy about cars Facebook page do so and check out some more car related photos and video.  While you're at it, how 'bout you like it for me too?

Oh, and if you're on Klout feel free to give me some +k in fried chicken AND cars...  Living the dream, man. Living the dream.


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