Recipe for results: Fried chicken is quick to make, but not simple to get appropriate. The Village Fryer, in Adams, does just that. The just take-out restaurant, positioned in the exact same developing as the Viking Pub, reopened in Could beneath new ownership and has little by little designed up a menu that not only features fried rooster thighs and drumsticks — standard, honey orange zest or Cajun style — but also consists of burgers, sizzling puppies, fried seafood, grilled cheese, wings by the dozen, hen tenders and nuggets, and a wide variety of new items together with empanadas, potato balls, plantain chips, cocktail crab claws, yellow rice, baked beans, sweet fried cornmeal with cheese filling and Bacalao salad — salted codfish lined in olive oil, inexperienced and red peppers and onions above yuca.
The the latest addition of on the web-purchasing can make perusing the increasing menu a basic process. Services is speedy and friendly, with pickup and shipping and delivery options obtainable. Summertime hours are 2 to 8 p.m., Tuesday midday to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday noon to 9 p.m. Friday 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday shut Sunday and Monday.
What we can’t get more than enough of: My relatives loves the fried hen, which always has crispy skin and moist, tender meat without the need of becoming as well greasy. Thighs and drumsticks are obtainable as 2, 4, 6 or 8 parts. The 6- and 8-piece choices incorporate the preference of two sides: coleslaw, baked beans or macaroni and cheese. An 8-piece meal with two sides ($22) and a number of other menu items feeds my relatives of four and offers leftovers for lunch. We have but to check out the new “Chicken Spouse and children Pack” ($39.99) that involves 8 pieces of fried hen, 10 hen tenders, coleslaw and the decision of macaroni and cheese or baked beans.
Get the baklava ($2.50 for every piece) when it is obtainable — its flaky levels and sweet filling are truly worth the added calories.
Other items we appreciate: We fill out the relaxation of the get with items that we every single like. Beef empanadas ($2.50 every single) are a further family beloved. They’re a crispy and flavorful handle. Yet another beloved, of my son, is the common cheeseburger ($6.50), which for an extra $1 arrives with fries that really don’t appear to be to final more time than the vacation from the kitchen to the eating area table. Yellow rice ($4.50 for a tiny facet) and collard greens ($8.50 for a huge aspect) and the 4-piece cocktail crab claws ($4.50) commonly spherical out our buy.
Closing bite: Remaining picky about fried chicken, I typically discover it to be way too greasy or as well dry or not crisp enough. Or, when I come across a fried chicken I like, with that close to-great mix of crisp skin and moist, tender meat — I’m generally unhappy on the upcoming check out when the fried rooster is of a unique good quality. That’s not the scenario with The Village Fryer, which serves up the identical crispy-skinned, tender fried chicken every single time.