Many fried dishes are served at Hanukkah. They are to remind the Jews of the oil lamp that burned for eight days, despite an amount of oil that appeared sufficient for only one day. This recipe for fried chicken, Italian style, is quite bland, so I recommend adding grated lemon and orange zests and
Place the chicken pieces in a shallow nonreactive bowl and add the
Pour the olive oil to a depth of
Slip the chicken pieces into the hot oil and fry, turning as needed, until golden on all sides and cooked through, about 20 minutes. Using tongs, transfer briefly to paper towels to drain, then arrange on a platter. Serve hot with lemon wedges.
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