All American Fried Chicken
1 whole chicken, cut up into frying pieces
2 eggs, beaten
½ cup Buttermilk
1 Tablespoon Salt
½ Tablespoon Pepper o 2 Cups of Flour
1 large bottle vegetable oil
1. Cut the chicken into frying pieces
2. Place the chicken pieces in a 9" x 13" baking dish.
3. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, salt, and pepper.
4. Pour this mixture over the chicken pieces. Turn the pieces to coat evenly.
5. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight, turning the pieces occasionally.
6. When ready, pour vegetable oil into frying pan.
7. Preheat the oil to 350 degrees.
8. Using tongs, place each of the chicken pieces into fying pan.Begin cooking and turn the pieces over every 5-7 minutes or so.
9. Cook for 20-30 minutes or until the chicken is golden brown and crispy.
10. Check for doneness by inserting a knife in one of the pieces and making sure the juice runs clear.
11. When done, place the fried chicken pieces on a plate with a few layers of paper towel to drain.
12. Transfer the chicken to a serving platter and you are ready to eat!
Our Collection of Tips for Preparing Fried Chicken
1. Butcher The Chicken Yourself. Buying a whole chicken will always cost you less than chicken parts.
2. Slow Down and Don’t Rush It. Good food takes time, and fried chicken is one of those dishes that requires an overnight brine soak.
3. Patiently Brine. The secret to great fried chicken starts with a brine, which keeps the chicken at its peak flavor fullness. A brine is a mixture of sugar, salt, a protein, and spices dissolved into water. Soak the chicken, refrigerated, in the brine, overnight for best results.
4. Dunk and Coat. To create a light crunchy coating, simply dunk (in buttermilk seasoned with salt and pepper) then coat (in all-purpose flour seasoned with salt and pepper).
5. The Right Oil Matters. Use the best quality vegetable oil to fry your chicken, so that all the natural flavors of the chicken come through.
6. Slow and Steady. Be sure to fill your pan no more than halfway with vegetable oil then place over medium-low heat. Bring the temperature of the oil to 275 degrees then add your chicken. It will take close to 20 minutes to fry your chicken and bring it up to temperature, but be patient. 7. Set Aside and Allow a Rest. Fried chicken is better when it has a chance to cool down. Hot out of the pan it is a challenge to eat because it is so hot.