We don’t eat fried chicken a whole lot but every once in awhile Evan or I will get a hankering for some good ole fried chicken. Usually when this happens we hit up our “go to” place = Max’s Wine Dive. It’s always an expensive trip (the wine always gets us damn it…) and it’s quite far from us now that we live out in the boonies. This time we gave it a go at home. It was awesome!
Prep: 24 hrs (if you can wait that long)
Cook Time: 15-17 min per batch
Serves: 4 with sides
- 4 Thighs and 4 drums (separated) with the skin on.
- 2 Cups Buttermilk
- 1 Jalapeno
- 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp pepper
- 2 Cups all purpose flour
- 2 Eggs, beaten
- Peanut oil for frying
- More salt and pepper
- Blend jalapeno, buttermilk, salt, and pepper in a blender or food processor.
- In a large glass mixing bowl: add marinade and chicken and cover with plastic wrap, let sit overnight.
- Heat peanut oil up in fryer to 325 degrees F.
- Add 1/2 tsp salt and 1 tsp pepper to flour.
- Take chicken out of marinade and let sit for about 20 min on a baking sheet just to warm them up a bit so the fryer oil doesn’t drop drastically. Pat dry, dredge in flour, then egg wash, then flour again.
- Fry pieces in several batches, how many will depend on your fryer’s size. Fry for 15-17 min.
- Place on wire rack and keep warm in oven if you are doing several batches.
Serve with cayenne honey and a side of collard greens and a starch I did mashed sweet potatoes. Mmmm!