Just read a fried drumstick recipe that calls for boiling the chicken for 10 minutes first (to make sure it's done all the way) before coating it and frying it. Has anyone done this? I've never fried chicken so I'm not sure if this is a tried-and-true trick or if it will be some weird internet fail.
I have never personally done this but I have heard it being done. The problem with frying chicken is that the breading cooks faster so the outside gets done and the inside is still raw. I use flour and coat it well after having it in a egg bath for about 15 minutes. I let the oil warm up completely on a mid high heat and then turn frequently as it is cooking to ensure an even cooking temp all the way around until it is a good golden brown. It comes out perfect every time.