My husband has mentioned that he wishes he could have fried chicken.
Living in the South, this should be an easy thing to accomplish, right? Well.. he only eats meat that was produced with as little suffering as possible, and so, heading over to the nearest KFC or diner isn’t going to cut it.
We buy our eggs from a local farmer because we appreciate the life they give their chickens, and it’s nice to know the people who make our food. They treat their chickens well, and we support them for doing so. And we get tastier, more vibrant-looking eggs out of this arrangement than we would if we bought the cage-free, vegetarian eggs at the grocery store.
We went out to the farm today to pick up some eggs, and ended up leaving with a pound of chicken that they had raised and slaughtered, and I’m going to fry it up for my husband for dinner.
I plan to soak half of the chicken pieces in salted, vinegared soy milk overnight, and the other half is going to be treated to a dijon + egg mixture bath, and then both varieties will be dipped in a flour, panko, baking powder, salt, pepper, cayenne, and garlic powder mixture.
I think I’m going to try to pan fry half of each (mustard /”buttermilk”) variety in peanut oil for 10-12ish minutes per side, while putting the remaining halves of each variety in the oven at 375 for about 20 minutes.
I’m probably still too repulsed by the idea of eating meat to try any of it myself, but I’m hoping that by trying a few different approaches, I’ll find something that my husband likes.
Do any of you fried chicken eaters have any advice for me?