I admit it. I've never cooked fried chicken before. We eat chicken at least once a week, and I can think of a gazillion ways I've prepared it over the years, but I've never made fried chicken. Last month I bought a compact deep fryer on sale at Bed, Bath and Beyond. After the 20% off coupon, I think it cost me about $29, and my thought was CALAMARI!
But I decided to try chicken first. Here is the recipe I used:
2 c. buttermilk
1/3 c. Frank's Hot Wing Sauce
1/2 t. salt
Mix these three ingredients together, and pour into a gallon zip lock bag over chicken pieces. (I used boneless thighs, cut in half.) Marinate in fridge for several hours.
1 1/2 c. flour
1 t. back pepper
1 t. garlic powder
Dredge chicken in the flour mixture while oil is heating in fryer. (about 10 min.) I used canola oil.
My chicken pieces were small, so they were done in 8 minutes.
I was a southern dinner with corn-leek pudding. Delicious! I learned I did NOT like the scent of the canola oil in my kitchen. It lingered all night. I slept with all the windows open and the ceiling fans on. Next time, I will fry OUTSIDE.