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Your best fried chicken recipe(s)?

Sorry if there's already been threads on this, but my search came up with zip.

I finally want to start my frying frenzy tonight, and the house vote came down on fried chicken (wings, thighs, something like that).

I have a deep-fryer.

Thanks, y'all!

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  1. Sorry, but I do not have a recipe myself, however I'm a big fan of Popeye's and you can try this...

    http://www.recipezaar.com/Popeyes-Fri...

    1. We've been playing with fried chicken here at Chez Clam the past couple of years. We like the buttermilk brine method. Some add lots of herbs and spices to the buttermilk. We like it just fine with some salt and Frank's Hot Sauce added. (Use 2 cups buttermilk for a 3 to 3.25 pound chicken.) Let the chicken sit in the brine for at least one hour. Then remove the chicken pieces from the buttermilk and roll in seasoned flour. For seasonings we do something very like the recipe for the knock-off Popeyes above. Also, the suggestion to let the floured pieces dry for 20 minutes is crucial. Also crucial: don't use a larger chicken than 3.25 pounds. And even then, cut the 2 breast pieces in half.

      Have fun. Dinner should be fab!

      1. Here is a link that includes many proven fried chicken recipes including New Orleans' Buster Holmes’ and Austin Leslie’s recipes among others.
        http://mrlake.fncinc.net/viewtopic.ph...

        1. Awesome! Thanks a bunch to all of you. Mmmmmmfried chicken :-D

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          1. re: linguafood

            So whadja y'all do? How'd it come out?

            1. re: clamscasino

              Ha. A stomach bug got in the way of my deep-fried happiness. Stoopid bug!

              But tomorrow, tomorrow!!!! Got 2 lbs. worth of happy (free-range) drumsticks, will soak them in buttermilk tonight, and do a combo of most of the suggestions here.

              Am VERY tempted to use panko!