{buttermilk} fried chicken

How To Fry Buttermilk Fried Chicken Rebecca Gordon Buttermilk Lipstick{we’re no. 1}
tailgate fan fare * picnic perfect * sunday lunch

Rebecca GordonButtermilk Fried Chicken
makes 4 to 6 servings

the soak
1 1/4 cups whole buttermilk
2 eggs
1/3 cup minced vidalia onion
2 Tbsp minced garlic
1 1/2 tsp creole seasoning
1 {3 to 3 1/2 lb} whole chicken, cut up
{have the butcher cut up a whole chicken for you}

combine the buttermilk & next 4 ingredients in a large bowl
immerse the chicken pieces & refrigerate 1 hour

the dredge
2 1/2 cups ap flour
1 Tbsp creole seasoning
1 tsp each chili powder, paprika, black pepper

whisk together all ingredients for the dredging mixture in a medium bowl

the hot oil
2 {48-oz} bottles veg oil

heat the oil to 325 degrees in a Dutch oven
{use a candy thermometer check the oil temp}

the frying
once the oil temperature begins to get close to 325 degrees, set up your dredging post
remove the chicken from the buttermilk mixture & hold onto it

dredge the chicken pieces in the flour mixture
toss back into the buttermilk mixture
then coat again in the flour mixture
{yes, we’re double dipping… crispy, yummy, good}

fry the chicken pieces in batches & fry like pieces & sizes together

wings & drumsticks
10 to 12 minutes or until a {digital probe} thermometer registers 180 degrees

breasts & thighs
15 to 20 minutes or until a {digital probe} thermometer registers 180 degrees

the oil temperature will drop once you add the chicken pieces
turn often using long handled tongs
be sure the temperature has a chance to return to 325 degrees between batches

remove the chicken pieces from the grease
let stand on a wire rack over a paper towel lined half-sheet pan
{sprinkle w/ additional creole seasoning if you want to}
keep the chicken warm in a 200 degree oven up to 45 minutes before serving

testing note
Tony Chachere’s is great for seasoning fried foods
b/c all of the good secret ingredients are in the bottle

{delicious cold}

download it
“Dixie Chicken” Little Feat

Little Feat Dixie Chicken

{watch the video on YouTube… uploaded by RMK2844}

Be sweet.

About Rebecca Gordon

* Southern Born * Southern Bred * Tailgate Queen * Southern College Football Fanatic * SEC Tailgate Strategist * Southern Recipe Writer & Sometimes Novelist * Half-Hour Hostess * Media Personality * Houndstooth Hound Owner * Small Town Dreamer * Big Idea Doer * 3rd Generation Pimiento Cheese Fixer * Casserole Maker * Budweiser Drinker * Bourbon Cocktail Sipper * Peanut Butter Love Affair * Cookie Monster * Calorie Burner * Retainer of Useless Pop Culture One Liners * Terrible Dancer * Even Worse Singer but doesn't care * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Rebecca Gordon shares over 20 years of cooking knowledge in the instructional filled original editorial content on Buttermilk Lipstick as well as the cooking class format videos that can be found on her YouTube channel through regular collaboration with numerous media outlets. Gordon draws from an extensive background in corporate publishing spanning over 13 years on both the business and editorial side focusing on women’s southern lifestyle. She is a classically trained pastry chef and draws from fine dining restaurant experience from a James Beard award winning chef as well as her southern roots upbringing to share cooking, entertaining & style content relevant to today’s modern woman.

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