Fried chicken nuggets are a favorite finger food on Purim and throughout the year. But they can get a little boring. When I served these nuggets last year, everyone was delightfully surprised when they took a bite and tasted a new kind of flavored crunch coating. Yield: serves 12 as an appetizer, 6 to 8 as a main dish.
Spiced Chicken Nuggets with Crispy Melba Crust
- Cooking and Prep: 40 m
- Serves: 6
Prepare the Chicken Nuggets
In the bowl of a food processor, process Melba toast. Add seasoning and pulse again to fully combine. The Melba toast should not be powdery, rather there should still be some chunks and pebbles for a maximum crispy crunch.
Place flour in a shallow dish. Combine eggs and barbecue sauce in a second shallow dish. Place Melba toast crumbs in a third shallow dish. Evenly coat each chicken nugget lightly in the flour, then egg, then Melba toast crumbs. Repeat until all chicken is coated.
Heat oil in a small saucepan or deep fryer over high heat. When oil is hot, fry chicken nuggets in batches until golden brown, about three to four minutes.