Fantastic Fried Chicken

Fantastic Fried Chicken

Fantastic Fried Chicken

Dinner tonight was delicious fried chicken. It’s an uncommon pleasure since it’s fried. The key is to soak it in buttermilk for at least 3 or 4 hours (you may soak it for up to 24 hours). I enjoy cooking chicken thighs, and I make sure to thoroughly wash and trim them. Get rid of any noticeable fat or excess skin. Then, in a casserole, cover them with buttermilk. After snapping the image, I poured a little extra milk so you could see the chicken.

When ready to cook, pour enough oil into a heavy Dutch oven to just cover the chicken. Add 2 1/2 cups flour, 3 teaspoons paprika, 1 teaspoon cayenne, 2 teaspoons salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper to a big plastic bag. To blend, whisk everything together thoroughly. Then, with tongs to keep your fingers dry, add a piece of chicken and shake it thoroughly to coat.

Place the chicken piece, skin side down, into the heated oil. If you overcrowd the pan, the temperature of the oil will drop, making the chicken mushy. I’ve discovered that I can do four thighs at once. They cook for approximately 10 minutes, then I flip them with clean tongs and cook for another 7 to 10 minutes. When they’re mahogany in color, you’ll know they’re finished.

ENJOY!

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