Today is National Fried Chicken Day! I love a good piece of fried chicken! With the perfect crunch and seasonings, you are definitely in for a treat. I like to eat my fried chicken with a hot homemade biscuit and honey. Yummy!
The first dish known to have been deep fried was fritters, which were popular in the Middle Ages. However, it was the Scottish who were the first to deep fry their chicken. The dish was first brought to the United States by Scottish immigrants. Prior to the Second World War, fried chicken was often very expensive and was only enjoyed on special occasions. In the late 1900s and early 2000s, however, fried chicken has been mass-produced and the price of the dish has gone down significantly.
I called my mom because she make the BEST FRIED CHICKEN EVER! I asked her to give me some of her personal tips on making the perfect fried chicken. This is what she suggested.
Mom’s Fried Chicken Tips
1. Use a black cast iron skillet with a lid.
2. Fill skillet halfway with vegetable oil.
3. Cut chicken into pieces and season with salt and pepper.
4. Put chicken in bowl of buttermilk and let sit for 30 minutes.
5. Mix flour, fresh ground pepper, and pink Himalayan salt. Roll chicken in flour mix and let sit for five minutes. Roll again in the mix and then shake off excess.
6. Put in hot oil and cover with lid for five minutes. Remove top and fried until brown on all sides.
7. Remove chicken and let drain on rack or paper towel.
Thanks Mom! ❤️
I also found some really awesome Fried Chicken recipes from fellow members of the Atlanta Food Bloggers’ Society. Check them out!
Jehan Can Cook
The Front Porch Gourmet
Southern Boy Dishes