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Monday, January 29, 2018

The Southern Fried Chicken

The legacy of Southern food for non-Southern people rests on the shoulders of what most of us refer to as KFC chicken. Tsk tsk. Here's my recipe.

Make a spice mix of the following: 2 large spoons each of paprika, oregano, and black pepper. Tak about 10 quarter pieces of chicken or 12 drumsticks and add them to a large Ziploc bag filled with a beaten egg, a large spoon of garlic paste, a cup of buttermilk, salt to taste, and 40% of the spice mix made earlier. Make sure the chicken is coated well. Refrigerate overnight or for 4 hours.

When you're ready to fry, get the chicken out of the fridge. Mix in a bowl 1.5 cups of flour with half a cup of cornstarch, a little salt, and all of the leftover spice mix. Take a few spoonfuls of the marinade from the chicken to make the mix a little coarse using your hands. Now coat each chicken piece in this mix and deep fry (carefully enough to avoid flaking of crust. Finish off by baking for 10 min in the oven at 180C. Serve hot, preferably with easy biscuits and gravy (previous recipe)!