Best Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Do you have a weakness for old-fashioned fried chicken? Well, then you’ll really want to take a look at this extra-battered, extra-crispy recipe for Best Buttermilk Fried Chicken! Once you cook this one, you might not ever want to try anything else.
Truly, there’s nothing like home-cooked fried chicken, the kind that Mom used to make! There’s something truly comforting about those layers of textures – the crispy batter and chicken skin, and then the moist, luscious meat. This Buttermilk Fried chicken recipe really thickens the batter up to extreme proportions, so if that’s your favourite part of fried chicken, you’re going to love this recipe!
Yes, we know, fried chicken isn’t the healthiest food in the world, but it doesn’t have to be unhealthy, either. It’s fun to treat yourself, your family, and your dinner company to it once in a while, right? Everything’s fine in moderation, right? Even fried chicken! Even buttermilk fried chicken! And here, we’ll give you a few tips to make it as healthy as it possibly can be – and even yummier, too.
First of all, if you want to make the healthiest fried chicken possible, please be sure to start with organic chicken. We don’t want to get into all of the reasons why – that would be a great subject for a whole other article! But we do want to give you the best advice we can possibly give, and we strongly suggest going organic. These days, organic chicken is more readily available than it has been for many years. Be sure to ask the staff at your local grocery store or meat market if they have organic chicken on hand. If they don’t, perhaps they will be able to order it for you!
You can use any part of the chicken for this buttermilk fried chicken recipe – like wings, drumsticks, breasts, or thighs or a combination of all the above. You might want to experiment with different parts and see what you come up with! Once you have your organic chicken for your fried chicken recipe, you’ll want to hunt down some organic buttermilk. Believe us, nothing tastes better than the real thing. When you buy organic buttermilk, you know you are getting it from a healthy cow, not one that’s been shot up with all kinds of hormones and antibiotics. And the healthier the source is, the better the flavour will be for your buttermilk. Okay, now that you have your organic chicken and organic buttermilk, what do you think is next on the list? Free-range, organic eggs, that’s what. Again, for all of the right reasons – they will not only taste better, they will be better for you than commercially-produced eggs – better for you, and better for your kids!
Finally, let’s talk about the oil you’re going to use for frying the chicken up once it’s beautifully battered up in that lovely buttermilk mixture! The best and healthiest oil you can possibly use for frying is coconut oil, of course. Why? Because it can withstand very high temperatures before it begins to “burn black”. When an oil burns black smoke, that means it’s becoming carcinogenic, and so it’s not really a good idea to consume a lot (if any) black-smoke-producing oils. Your best bet is always coconut oil. Yes, you’ll have to let it melt in the pan and start bubbling a bit before you add your chicken bits, but you’ll be happy in the long run – again, the flavour of coconut oil is far superior when used in this way.
It goes without saying that if you want to keep it as healthy as possible, do go organic with all of the other ingredients as well. And as far as the salt goes – sea salt is best!And so, there you have it – the healthiest possible version of this delicious Buttermilk Fried Chicken Recipe. Enjoy!
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