Fried Garlic Chicken

2-2 1/2 lbs chicken wings, disjointed, tips discarded

2 eggs, beaten

1 c milk

1 c flour

1 tbsp garlic powder

1 tbsp garlic salt

3/4 tsp black pepper, divided

2 tsp fresh thyme, finely chopped

vegetable oil

8 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

1/4 c butter, melted

1 tbsp finely chopped flat-leaf parsley

1/4 tsp salt

Combine eggs and milk. Pour into a square pan. Add chicken pieces, turning to coat. Set aside. In a gallon-size ziploc bag, combine flour, garlic powder, garlic salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper and thyme. Drain chicken and coat with flour mixture. Heat 1" of oil in a skillet (360 degrees). Fry garlic until golden brown and crisp. Remove and drain. Fry chicken pieces until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Place chicken pieces in an oven-proof dish in a single layer. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. While chicken is baking, prepare sauce by combining butter, parsley, salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, and fried garlic slices. Pour over chicken and serve.