Recipe by arthurfl99
"After searching high and low for a recipe that is tasty but very crispy, this was created from taking various recipe finds and merging them. The secret is in the cornmeal/flour mixture, as well as the cast-iron skillet."
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chicken leg quarters, cut into thighs and drumsticks
buttermilk, or as needed to cover
monosodium glutamate (MSG)
egg whites, beaten until foamy
vegetable oil for frying
Very good chicken. The cornmeal adds a nice crunch. Just had to make sure to shake off all the excess breading. We will be making this again for sure!
Everyone just loved this chicken. It got rave reviews at dinner. I made the recipe exactly as posted with one exception. I did not use the MSG. thank you so much for posting the recipe.
I want this to work as I've been trying several recipes for crispy fried chicken, but I need help. I followed this recipe re ingredients and temperatures, but the chicken turned out burnt on the outside and raw on the inside. I must have missed something!
This is a true Southern Fried Chicken recipe...I've made it for years. To those of you who "burned on outside, pink in middle, you could of done a number of things either "flame to high, crowed your pieces, or did not make sure pieces were of the same uniform size. Also, make sure oli is hot enough before placing piecec in...Any GOOD quality deep fry pan, will work. Do NOT fill oil more than one inch. Make sure "one side is completely browned and crispy "before turning over. Do not "over turn.
You must use the buttermilk to get it tender and juicy. It "does not change or alter the flavor in any way:)..I do cook at approx.370...350 is not hot enough to get that "instant crisp." after about 5 minutes that "seals the juices".Take your time. Never be in a hurry when making this.You can change up the spices you use. Sometimes I use Italian spice mix, with added garlic powder(yum) and then other times I make it spicy with garlic powder/salt pepper to taste.MAKE SURE to drain on paper towels or you'll get "wet coating". Do this EVERY time you fry anything. Never skip o the "little details when you cook. Enjoy! I get requests for my old fashion Southern fried chicken ALL the time. Its TOTALLY different than the " you get in restrurants:)
Burnt on the outside and raw inside also. It was better when we cooked it at 375 but it was still burnt. The chicken was nice and juicy but I would not make this again.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Perfect Crispy Fried Chicken
Serving Size: 1/3 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 3
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 348
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