Perfect Fried Chicken

Perfect Fried Chicken
Photo by www.marthastewart.com

Ingredients

  • 6 cups nonfat buttermilk
  • ¼ cup plus 5 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup Tabasco Sauce, (optional)
  • 2 two- to three-pound chickens, each cut into 8 pieces for frying
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • + 3 more ingredients
    • 2 tablespoons baking powder
    • 2 pounds vegetable shortening
    • 6 tablespoons bacon drippings, (optional)

1. Combine buttermilk, 1/4 cup salt, and Tabasco sauce, if using, in a large, airtight container. Add chicken pieces, turning to coat in the liquid. Cover, and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight. 2. Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Combine flour, remaining 5 teaspoons salt, black and cayenne ...

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