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#51 Feck

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 06:13 PM

today i want me some Nashville hot fried chicken

 

http://shine.yahoo.c...-151831274.html

 

(Recipe adapted from Cook's Illustrated magazine)

 

i bet you could even do this with your choice of skinless/bonelss and baked in the oven.

 

NASHVILLE HOT FRIED CHICKEN

To ensure that the exterior doesn't burn before the interior cooks through, keep the oil temperature between 300 and 325 degrees.

Start to finish: 2 hours

Servings: 6

2 quarts cold water

1/2 cup hot sauce

Salt and ground black pepper

1/2 cup plus 1/2 teaspoon sugar

3 1/2- to 4-pound whole chicken, quartered

3 quarts peanut or vegetable oil

1 tablespoon cayenne pepper

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

2 cups all-purpose flour

Hearty white sandwich bread (optional)

Pickle chips (optional)

 

In a large bowl, whisk the cold water, hot sauce, 1/2 cup salt and 1/2 cup sugar until the salt and sugar dissolve. Add the chicken and refrigerate, covered, for 30 minutes or up to 1 hour.

 

When ready to cook, in a small saucepan over medium, heat 3 tablespoons of the oil until shimmering. Add the cayenne, 1/2 teaspoon salt, paprika, remaining 1/2 teaspoon sugar and the garlic powder. Cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Transfer to small bowl and set aside.

 

Remove the chicken from refrigerator and pour off brine.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Two at a time, dredge the chicken pieces through the flour mixture. Shake excess flour from the chicken, then transfer it to wire rack. Do not discard the seasoned flour.

 

Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and heat the oven to 200 F. Set a clean wire rack over a rimmed baking sheet.

 

In a large Dutch oven over medium-high, heat the remaining oil to 350 degrees.

 

Return the chicken pieces to the flour mixture and turn to coat, then shake off the excess. Add half of the chicken to the oil and fry, adjusting the burner as necessary to maintain oil temperature between 300 F and 325 F, until the skin is a deep golden brown and the white meat registers 160 F and the dark meat registers 175 F, about 25 to 30 minutes. Drain the fried chicken on the prepared wire rack and place in oven to keep warm. Return the oil to 350 F and repeat with the remaining chicken.

 

When all of the chicken is cooked, stir the spicy oil mixture to recombine, then brush it over both sides of the chicken. Serve on bread, if using, and top with pickles, if using.

 

Nutrition information per serving: 780 calories; 510 calories from fat (65 percent of total calories); 57 g fat (10 g saturated; 0.5 g trans fats); 140 mg cholesterol; 27 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 38 g protein; 1100 mg sodium.



#52 Feck

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 05:01 PM

When ready to cook, in a small saucepan over medium, heat 3 tablespoons of the oil until shimmering. Add 1 tablespoon of the cayenne, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon paprika, 1/2 teaspoon sugar and 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder. Cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Transfer to small bowl and set aside

 

that's basically the whole deal right there. and a very good one at that

sweet, salty, hot, kind of melts and sinks into the crust if you coat it while it's hot

 

 the cayaenne looked really old. so i used peri peri and added it a little at a time.

 

would also be good on pork



#53 SunshineDrummer

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 08:25 PM

OMG..that sounds amazing.  :drool:

 

I've never fried my own chicken.  Might be a fun experiment some afternoon.



#54 Feck

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 08:40 PM

i'm stopping @ Royce tomorrow :)



#55 hippieskichick

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:05 PM

fresh garden tomatoes. I started my seedlings a couple weeks ago, and they have their first real leaves. I can just barely smell the 'tomato' plant smell from them, oh man! 



#56 Karen

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:32 AM

I am craving Smartfood. 



#57 SunshineDrummer

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 08:52 PM

i'm stopping @ Royce tomorrow :)

 

Shit!  Just saw this now.  I would have come with you.  :sad:

 

I need to go there & pick up some green tea NAMA.



#58 jme

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 12:53 PM

no shit... i was coming in here to say that I'm craving fried chicken. :lol:



#59 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 03:54 PM

I've never tried making fride chicken either - I'd love to give it a shot!

Current craving is chocolate. Deep, dark, delicious chocolate. This will likely inspire what sweets I make for the Boardie BBQ. :)



#60 georgi

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 04:41 PM

Salt. :lol:


Damn low sodium diet! :ravn:



#61 Feck

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 01:18 PM

roasted suckling pig hind quarter marinated in chipolte mojo - if my plan works, we get some on Saturday



#62 georgi

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 12:44 PM

A lobster roll.  Mmm.



#63 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 01:20 PM

Mmm, 'tis the season!

 

I plan to pick some up for breakfast this weekend. :)



#64 jme

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 05:27 PM

crab cakes & stuffed clams



#65 In A Silent Way

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 07:19 PM

capers



#66 Lemireacle

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 09:04 PM

sushi!

 

I crave it a lot though, so it's not anything really new!! :lol: