It is once again time for Mom's Crazy Cooking Challenge.
This month, the challenge is for fried chicken. This dinner was eaten on Independance Day! I found it to be the "All American" meal.
I first made a spice blend. Some of the spices were added to buttermilk to be used as a marinade. The chicken was marinated for 24 hours.
|Chicken drumsticks in the buttermilk marinade|
The next step was to add the rest of the spice blend to the flour. I then took each chicken leg out of the buttermilk and dredged it in the flour and carefully placed the chicken in the grease. I was able to fry about 4 drumsticks at a time.
|Hot, Hot, Hot|
When I finished frying all of the drumsticks, I ended up with a wonderfully crunchy and tasty chicken. I felt the coating was a bit browner than chicken from a fast food restaurant, but then again, my spice mix contained some pretty dark spices.
I would make this recipe again! I think I will go out and purchase an electric skillet. Being able to keep the grease at a steady temperature would help. I did not burn anything, but did have to keep playing with the heat to keep from it.
|Perfect and tasty drumsticks|
|Bread and Butter corn from the CSA|
1/4 cup mild Chile powder
1/4 cup hot smoked paprika
2 TBL celery salt
2 TBL freshly ground white pepper
2 TBL ground cumin
1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
kosher salt to taste
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you consider using this recipe or taking bits of it to try the next time you fry chicken. Can't wait to see what everyone else has made!
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