Prize-Winning Garlic-GingerFried Chicken

This recipe won me $150 in the Wesson Oil "Wait Till You Taste My Fried Chicken" Recipe Contest. Rinse chicken and pat dry with paper towels.

Combine remaining ingredients (except oil) in blender or food processor, and blend till smooth and thick. Transfer to large, shallow bowl.

Dip chicken pieces, one at a time, into batter, coating completely and shaking off excess.

Deep fry two to three pieces at a time in hot oil till done, 7 to 10 min. on average, depending on size. Take time between batches to allow the oil to come back to 350º F.

Serves 4.