Looking for fried chicken drumstick recipes? Try this one - it's quick, easy and produces wonderfully crispy chicken!
There are few culinary pleasures as wonderful as fried chicken. There's something about that combination of crispy skin and tender, succulent meat that makes it just irresistible!
Fried chicken is good served hot or cold, kids love it as much as adults and it's the perfect food to take on a picnic. Really, what is there NOT to love?
Tips for perfect fried chicken every time
Whilst it's not especially hard to prepare, there are a few tips to bear in mind when frying chicken that will help you get the very best results.
1. Soak the chicken in buttermilk. Do it the night before if possible! Soaking the chicken in buttermilk gives you extra juicy chicken, because the acid in the buttermilk breaks down the protein in the chicken and tenderizes it.
2. Don't cook your chicken straight from the fridge. This is because it will cause the temperature of the oil to drop too rapidly and it will be difficult to achieve a crispy skin.
3. Use oil with a high smoke point. Peanut oil, vegetable oil or canola oil are ideal.
4. Be sure to check for doneness. The frying time given in any recipe is approximate - the chicken may take a little more or less time to be properly cooked. The best option is to check with a meat thermometer, which you should insert into the thickest part of the chicken. When fully cooked, it should read 165 degrees.
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