Wendy Crispell's Perfect Fried Chicken
Pair with Muller Thurgau
recipe-1 medium sized frying chicken cut into 8 pieces, rinsed and patted dry
secret spice mix- 2 tablespoons each, onion powder, white pepper
1 tablespoon each, old bay seasoning, paprika, salt,
1 teaspoon each, dried parsley, marjoram
2 cups buttermilk
2 large eggs
3 cups flour for dredging
large skillet for frying, at least 2 inches deep
soy bean oil for frying
Season chicken with 1/3 of spice mixture, rub to cover all pieces and cover with plastic wrap. Chill for 4 to 6 hours
chicken with spice rub
Mix beaten egg with buttermilk and 1 tablespoon of spice mixture, coat chicken well with mixture and refrigerate for another hour.
Take chicken out of fridge and allow to come to room temp. Mix flour with remaining spice mix and dredge pieces separately coating well. Put pieces on baking rack while heating oil to 375 degrees in skillet.
Gently drop chicken in hot oil , 4 pieces at a time and fry for 8-10 minutes each side. I turn a few times while frying to achieve golden color.
put cooked pieces on rack over metal pan and heat for an additional 20 minutes in preheated oven at 275 degrees.
Take chicken out of oven and check breast to make sure it’s done all the way. If still pink heat for an additional 10 minutes or so. Serve and enjoy with your choice of sides! I made baked beans, potato salad and deviled eggs but you can sub your favorites.
my perfect fried chicken, pair wit with Wine pairing- Sparkling wine, Muller Thurgau or Gemischter Sazt