Buttermilk Skillet Fried Chicken
Fried chicken!! Yesterday we were in the mood for fried chicken. I know, I know… I never prepared it and seldom we fry food in my house. Last night was a fun experience.
Chicken on hand, the search for the perfect recipe began. In my never ending drawer of recipes I found an old family recipe handed down to us. Perfect!! Just for fun, I decided to look for one with buttermilk. Found a few too many so I decided to incorporate all of them together and prepared my own version of buttermilk fried chicken.
As I am reading thru the family recipe “ Southern Fried Chicken” I realized that I needed shortening, more specifically Crisco. Ok!!! Well!!! that is a curve ball sent my way. I never used Crisco even less know what it looks like. To the supermarket I went, looked for it and purchased my first tin cup ever. The preparation of the recipe was as simple as 1-2-3.
The “Buttermilk Skillet Fried Chicken” was easy to put together.
Now to the frying pans I went. Having so much chicken to cook and having a Wolfe six burners, I decided that instead of cooking the chicken in batches, I used my large skillets and cook all the chicken at once. Everyone out of my kitchen, the cooking started.
By using three different pans, I have to say, it was an eye opener on how so much different skillets cooks. I prefer de Buyer over Lodge or Lincoln for cooking fried food. Better heat distribution, cooked more evenly, took less time, less burning.
Seeing that we were in a Southern kind of mood, I decided to prepare some creamed corn with bell pepper as a side dish. Green salad a must.
Decision .. decision.. which chicken we liked best? Both I must say.