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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

From the Cajun Cafe... Brainy Fried Chicken!

Southern fried chicken is made and sold just about anywhere; but, some places have the upper hand and that especially includes homemade. 

To begin, select as many fresh chicken thighs (skin on bone in) as you will need per dinner guest. Prepare a pure buttermilk bath in a low lipped bowl and in another low lipped bowl prepare a mix of white flour along with fresh dried herbs, garlic powder, sea salt, black or white pepper and paprika... always to your taste. Some like it hot and in that regards substitute the paprika for cayenne pepper. 

Dip each piece into the buttermilk and then into the dry flour/herb/spice mix. Shake and move each coated piece to a deep 'hot' skillet of vegetable oil with a little bacon lard melted in. Fry until slightly golden brown on both sides. Continue this process until all thighs are fried.


Preheat your oven to 350. Cover a cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Place each fried piece on the cookie sheet ... fill up the sheet and place in the oven (uncovered for crispy). Lastly, prepare any side you like... maybe French fries and sun ripened garden tomatoes.



What makes this dish so Cajun? Only when you take a hot piece of fried chicken to your mouth drenched in Louisiana hot sauce. 


~ Tutti a Tavola!

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