If you are a health nut or adverse to things fried, then just skip right over this post because there is nothing healthy or healthful about this recipe. But it is delicious!
I am a born and bred New Yorker, but there is a large part of me that wishes I was a true Southern gal. I love country music and I especially love Southern food. But whats a kosher gal to do when it comes to fried chicken!? In order to come up with an authentic fried chicken recipe that I could also adapt to be kosher, I did my homework and interviewed lots of real Southern gals over the years to find out their secrets to good fried chicken.
It seems that what the matzo ball is to Jewish women, fried chicken is to many Southern women: everyone has their own “perfect way” to do it. Some ladies shared that you must use a cast iron skillet. Others preferred an egg dip instead of soaking in buttermilk. Even though I am not really Southern, I think the key to a quality kosher fried chicken is the multiple phases of seasoning and using a deep fryer. I like using this Calphalon Deep Fryer but if you don’t have a deep fryer you can also use a large, deep pot.