Best Fried Chicken Ever
January 19, 2010 3:38 PM Subscribe
posted by AceRock (47 comments total)
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Interested in making the Best Fried Chicken Ever? You'd start with a brine, perhaps the one Thomas Keller
uses, which has lemon, honey, herbs and peppercorns. Harlem's master chicken fryer Charles Gabriel
prefers a dry brine and the legendary Edna Lewis
would have you brine the chicken a second time in buttermilk.
All three would have you dredge the chicken in seasoned flour (perhaps with a little cornstarch for extra crispiness). Gabriel adds a special secret seasoning mix, but Keller uses garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne and paprika and has you dredge in buttermilk and flour twice. Lewis uses just salt and pepper, but suggests frying a slice of country ham in the oil and sweet butter that you will soon after cook the chicken in. Pick the recipe you like best, or take tips from each, and enjoy the best fried chicken you've ever made!