Drain Fried Food on a Paper Towel If you want to place freshly fried food on a paper towel for a few minutes to absorb some of the oil, that’s fine, but don’t leave it there; the paper towel will trap steam and cause your food to get soggy. A better option is to put fried foods on a wire rack set over a baking sheet. That way, the grease can drip off and steam can escape.
Herb Hack - Cilantro Nothing divides people quite like cilantro, but the faithful few accept no substitutes for brightening up their dishes. Its distinctive flavor pushes through and cools off hotter fare. Cilantro tempers not only spicy foods, but freshly fried foods as well, creating a soothing sensation amidst piping hot cuisine. Recipe: Fried Okra and Shallots with Fresh Cilantros
Best for: Asian fusion fried chicken -- and lunch! BarKogi, a Midtown Korean fusion restaurant, excels in chicken. Their antibiotic and hormone free chicken is fried to perfection, coated in sauces like soy garlic, hot and spicy or salt and pepper and perhaps best enjoyed on a bed of white rice. $9 lunch specials are the best deal, fulfilling your fried chicken cravings with a generous portion of freshly fried food. 957 Second Ave., 212-308-8810, Best for: Asian fusion fried chicken -- and…
Charley Biggs' Chicken n' Sauce - Fresh Fried Chicken Food Service for Retailers