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Which hooplan makes the best fried chicken?

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  1. fknhippie

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    it's not me. Not sure how much oil to use or if I should get a deep fryer.

    What is your recipe and how do you fry it?
     



  2. Ojb81

    Ojb81 Godbless you

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    not me, either. but i'm pretty good at eating it, i know that much.
     
  3. beardown07

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    marinate over night(at least) in buttermilk, maybe a little dried dill in there, couple crushed cloves of garlic..dredge in flour, with some paprika, salt and pep.

    fry in peanut oil in a large dutch oven. Never fill more than halfway of your vessel. Oil should be 350 degrees for 25 minutes or so,(10 minutes then flip) or until meat is 165 degrees
     
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  4. fknhippie

    fknhippie I'll shit in your shoes.

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    Do you use enough oil to completely submerge the chicken?
     
  5. beardown07

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    either way will work...just gotta flip em
     
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  6. fknhippie

    fknhippie I'll shit in your shoes.

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    Tried frying chicken last night, didn't use enough oil, pan went dry. Instead of adding more oil I just put the skillet in the oven to finish it off. I didn't want to get covered in oil splatter.
     
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    It's good that way too
     
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    But not as crunchy as I'd like it to get...had to soak up some of the oil off the chicken.
     
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    no doubt, especially after starting out, fried.

    would. still. eat. all of it. doe
     
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    :nod:
     
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    The ghost pepper seasoning in the dredge gave it a nice bite.
     
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    If you are afraid of oil splatter I have two tips....
    #1 you can use a pan with higher sides to avoid too much splatter.
    #2 ALWAYS slip the chicken into the oil away from you so that it doesn't splash back and injure you.
     
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    BD do you use a deep fryer ( propane) besides doing them on the stove?
     
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    Frying chicken is a skill that seems to be going away from us, not too many people fry chicken the old way anymore,,
    Most are frying up some tenders, or baking with shake n bake or some other coating mix..

    If you really wanna go old school,, cut up a whole chicken, google to learn how if you need to.. pat the chicken dry with a paper towel and put on a sheet pan with a wire rack in it to keep the chicken off the bottom of the pan.

    your gonna dredge in flour, then dip in egg wash, then dredge in flour again.. use some spices in your flour mix,, at least salt n pepper,, some like to add some kick with cayenne,,

    put about an inch of vegetable oil in a cast iron skillet that has a lid.. turn the eye on about medium high,, you wanna be around 350 to 375 degrees,, if you dont have a thermometer dont worry about it,, medium high is where you wanna be,, about 7 if there numbered,,

    Breast and wings cook faster, takes about 8 minutes total, 4 on each side, Legs and thighs take about 12 minutes..

    This is basic and you probably noticed I did not marinate,, you can,, play around with it until you find what you like,, buttermilk is a great marinade,, just remember to pat dry before breading,, you dont want the breading falling off on the way to your mouth.

    also Rosemary is probably the best spice you can put on chicken other than pepper,, they pair very well.

    If you go to this much trouble, you better make some gravy when the chicken is done and fix some mashed potatoes to go along with it. If you need help making gravy its simple, I'd be happy to share.
     
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    Here's the gravy -

    Gravy is made with any type animal fat and flour made into a Roux, and then add Milk or chicken stock or beef stock, or tomato sauce, or coffee,, or water,, bring it up slowly and when it boils, its as thick as its gonna get,, Not thick enough, add more thickener, corn starch disolved in water,, too thick, add more liquid,,, simple right..

    When you take the last piece of chicken out of the skillet and put it on the wire rack, move the skillet over to an unlit eye,,

    Pour most of the oil out,, you want to keep enough oil to barley cover the bottom of the skillet,, and of course, keep those brown bits,,

    get a tablespoon and get a heaping spoon full of the seasoned flour from your dredge and sprinkle around in the oil, do this again.. 2 tablespoons total.. now whisk around until the flour and oil make a kind of blond paste, let the flour cook for a couple of minutes,, usually while whisking is enough,,

    Place the skillet back on the lit eye and add about a half quart of milk,, fill the skillet up about half way.. whisk this as it slowly comes up to a boil.. If your paying attention, right before it boils, you will see the gravy come to life..

    Now, this is all too important,, pepper the everloving shit out of it..

    Now if your going to go to this much trouble, you better make some home made biscuits to go along with the Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy :)
     
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    Damn!!! We REALLY need to have a Hoopla Fried Chicken Cookoff!!!(trademark pending lol)... As a professional Chef I volunteer my tastebuds as a judge!!!
     
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  17. TheDayMan

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    I make a pretty good fried chicken. Pick it up from the Safeway.
     
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    Only thing i would add to this, is i salt it every flip.
     
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    You are SO right!!! These techniques and traditions MUST live on from generation to generation!!! I don't see how any of this could be considered "trouble" when you end up with the most amazing/delicious fried chicken you could imagine!!!
     
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