NYC Best Chicken Fingers: Salted Caramel, Pretzel-Crusted Chicken Fingers at Sticky’s Finger Joint Satisfy On So Many Levels
November 7, 2013
They’re sweet, sticky, salty, and crunchy. And that’s before you even get to the tender white meat chicken. At first glance the salted caramel pretzel idea doesn’t seem to jive with chicken, but it works so well you’ll be kicking yourself for not thinking of this concoction first. Chicken fingers are battered in crushed pretzel, fried to a crisp, doused in caramel and sprinkled with pretzel salt. This process of frying, sweetening and salting makes them a dish best shared, perhaps as dessert chicken fingers post Buffalo Balsamic and/or General Tso’s. Aside from the pleasing interplay of salty and sweet, the best quality may be the fact that they stay crisp almost indefinitely. Not that they’ll survive long enough to reach that point.
Sticky’s Finger Joint 31 West 8th St b/t 5th & 6th Ave, New York, NY 10011 212.777.7131