On this episode I head to the Eastern Bay to partake in a fried chicken & waffle feast with my friend Ricardo - Fried Chicken, Waffles, and Pottheads: Alameda Style
Hope you enjoy the episode and the recipe!
Buttermilk Marinade for Fried Chicken:
Combine all ingredients Let marinade sit for a couple of hours or overnight before placing chicken in marinade. This allows all the flavors to infuse the buttermilk.
Preparation for Chicken:
Place chicken in marinade. Let chicken marinade for at least 4 hours or up to 8hrs. Once chicken is marinaded let chicken sit out of the fridge for 30 min, then Season Flour with Salt and Pepper.
Take chicken individually out of buttermilk and let excess drip off. Then place in flour seasoned with Slap Ya Mama. Drop chicken in and coat with flour with out touching chicken just shake and roll chicken in a bowl. Once completely covered shake excess flour off chicken. Then repeat the process. After you have double coated chicken place in a cast iron skillet or dutch oven completely submerged in Vegetable oil. The oil temperature should be 350 degrees.
Do not crowd pan only fry a few pieces at a time, crowding will lower the oil temperature. Fry chicken til' deep golden brown approximately 15 min depending on size of chicken. Internal temperature of chicken should reach 160 degrees once removed from oil.
Chicken will continue to cook for a few minutes. Sprinkle Chicken with Salt and eat while still hot. Enjoy!