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Alton Brown's Fried Chicken Recipe #7284
04/05/2009 01:38 PM
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Used this last night, EXCELLENT!!!
Followed the recipe as written... except I used a large electric fry pan at 350F...
and used all thighs...
I used a piece of aluminum screening cut to the size of the pan for a grease spatter guard...
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/fried-chicken-recipe/index.html

I have never made fried chicken right before... this one works and is easy...


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Re: Alton Brown's Fried Chicken Recipe [Re: peconic] #7285
04/05/2009 01:53 PM
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I have never made good fried chicken either. Seems though, with the temperature requirements, that the oil doesn't get too hot, that a fry pan with a temperature setting would be better than on top of the stove...


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Re: Alton Brown's Fried Chicken Recipe [Re: Carol_Hill] #7286
04/05/2009 02:06 PM
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that's why I used the electric fry pan...
I always prefer using cast iron, but I never have luck regulating the heat to a specific range like 325-350F...
The electric fry pan fixed that problem!
I used his timings too... 12-13 minutes a side...
I also used Crisco Shortening...

The chicken came out fully cooked, tender and very tasty with a really nice crispy coating!

Re: Alton Brown's Fried Chicken Recipe [Re: peconic] #7287
04/05/2009 03:03 PM
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I am a charter member of the "bad fried chicken club" so I'll dust off the electric skillet and give it a go. thanks

Re: Alton Brown's Fried Chicken Recipe [Re: silverfox82] #7288
04/05/2009 03:17 PM
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I had completely given up on homemade fired chicken and had relegated myself to KFC for the rest of my life...
Then I saw AB a few nights ago make this, and decided to give it one last try...
and as I was watching it I remembered our electric skillet... <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/duh.gif" alt="" />

BTW... a piece of small mesh aluminum screen over the skillet really keeps the grease from flying all over!
I just bought a small roll at the HW Store for about $5...
I do have one of those round ones for my cast iron skillet, but not nearly big enough for the electric...
I was able to fit ten thighs comfortably in ours...

and definately marinade in buttermilk (2% fat) for 12-24 hours before... I just mixed the spices: paprika, cayenne, S&P in with the buttermilk...
let drain in a collander, then dredge in all-purpose flour, unseasoned, and shake off any excess, let sit for 5-10 mins... then fry...
as AB said, mixing seasonings in with the flour will only burn them...

Overall... Sooooo much better than KFC! and a lot less grease!


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Re: Alton Brown's Fried Chicken Recipe [Re: peconic] #7289
04/05/2009 04:18 PM
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If you have a decent supermarket nearby see if they have Sylvia's Fried Chicken Batter Mix or her Peach Cobbler mix. Phenomenal stuff.


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Re: Alton Brown's Fried Chicken Recipe [Re: HillsideView] #7290
04/05/2009 04:49 PM
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I have tried Sylvia's for other recipes (like fried shrimp, clams, etc)... but the seasonings usually burn in the oil...
I think AB's way, with the seasonings under the flour, works better...


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Re: Alton Brown's Fried Chicken Recipe [Re: peconic] #7291
04/05/2009 06:11 PM
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I also used Crisco Shortening...



Brian,

My arteries are hardening as I read this! You with your Crisco shortening and Carol with her Velveeta, jees - don't you guys want to be visiting SXM when you're in your 70's & 80's?!

Re: Alton Brown's Fried Chicken Recipe #7292
04/05/2009 06:26 PM
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This was not greasy... at all! I hate greasy fried chicken!
in all if it used more than a tsp. of oil between all ten thighs, I'd be very surprised...
poured leftover oil back into the measuring cup, and it looked like it all came back...
Have you another suggestion for oil for frying chicken that won't burn?
Olive oil does not work... it burns before 325F...


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Re: Alton Brown's Fried Chicken Recipe [Re: peconic] #7293
04/05/2009 06:31 PM
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Uh-huh. Right, it all comes back "except a couple of tablespoons" like Loretta Lynn used to say. Uh-huh. Bad, bad, bad for you!!! But I have not doubt quite tasty.

Re: Alton Brown's Fried Chicken Recipe #7294
04/06/2009 08:26 AM
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Peconic,
Try peanut oil. It is used for frying fish and turkeys with quite good success.

Mom always used Crisco and a black iron skillet on a gas stove for her fried chicken. She used, from time to time, some Lowery's seasoning salt (I think that is the right name). Sure was good!!!!!! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Thumbsup.gif" alt="" />

Re: Alton Brown's Fried Chicken Recipe [Re: seaside2] #7295
04/06/2009 09:18 AM
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I'm gonna stick with works for me... It's not like we eat fried chicked everyday...
and it wasn't greasy at all...
Deb always has Crisco around, and we allways have olive oil & canola oil...
I don't need yet another boittle of oil in the cabnet...


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Re: Alton Brown's Fried Chicken Recipe [Re: peconic] #7296
04/06/2009 09:21 AM
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Re: Alton Brown's Fried Chicken Recipe [Re: GaKaye] #7297
04/06/2009 09:38 AM
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If I make this 4 times a year, it'll be a lot!
so many other recipes to try...


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Re: Alton Brown's Fried Chicken Recipe [Re: peconic] #7298
04/06/2009 02:40 PM
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Brian, I made this a while back and it was fabulous. I'd forgotten it was A.B.'s recipe. The buttermilk brining makes it so moist. I used Canola oil.
Good recipe! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Thumbsup.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Alton Brown's Fried Chicken Recipe [Re: peconic] #7299
04/07/2009 12:43 PM
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Brian,

I will only add to this that it is best to put the flour in a paper bag, then put the chicken in the bag and shake it to cover. works great and keeps the flour off the kitchen counter.
Bob

Re: Alton Brown's Fried Chicken Recipe [Re: BobandJeana] #7300
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Yepr... I had just run out of the bags... otherwise I would have done it that way... worked just fine dredging in a bowl anyway...
brown paper bags for flouring work a lot better than plastic too! that was my grandmothers trick...


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