I don't know when my love of fried chicken began. It's quite a mystery. Growing up, I ate a lot of fried chicken without knowing it. For my lunch in elementary school, I would have Church's Chicken because that was on the menu. Then after school, I would have KFC for dinner. In addition, my father owned Popeye's so I was around fried chicken a lot. I ate it without the love and appreciation I have for the item that I have today. Ever since I got into food, I guess I got into fried chicken and now, I'm on the search for the best fried chicken.
I never made fried chicken before thinking it was so messy and hard. It was a little messy but not hard. The only hard part was waiting for the chicken to cool before digging in. I'm gonna leave this here - I never had fried chicken from a restaurant (only fast food) but this tastes like fried chicken that you'd get from a restaurant. The skin is so crispy and the taste is so good. I'm gonna make this again soon.
For myself, there's only one way to enjoy fried chicken and that's with honey. Fried chicken and honey go so well together. Today, I used Nature Nate's honey because it's the best out there. Honey is a natural sweetener with several vitamin Bs, A, D, E, and K. It also has antioxidants. It's so easy to swap out processed sugar for honey. Honey is low glycemic versus white sugar, which is high glycemic.
Nature Nate's was started by Nathan Sheets as a hobby but launched officially in 2012. Nature Nate's honey is not cooked in order to preserve the great tasting honey you can find with the bright orange top and label today. In addition, their honey is strained and not filtered. Nature Nate's honey is a blend of a variety of honeys to create a honey that stands out from the rest.
Nature Nate really cares about the process as they start directly from the source - bees. As long as the honey bee's hives are healthy, you know that you're getting the highest quality honey from Nature Nate's. We want to keep the honey supply steady as it's in a decline, which is not a good sign for honey lovers like me.
I love southern food. Going from the very beginning, I loved Italian food. Then, I got into Latin American food. Over the past several months, I've been really into southern food. I love every southern dish you can think of and have been wanting to make a full southern meal for the longest. I had the chance today thanks to Nature Nate's honey as honey goes with fried chicken and biscuits (in fact, Nature Nate's honey goes with everything). This meal could also have been great with some mashed potatoes or mac and cheese.
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 cups flour
- 1 T cornstarch (helps make skin crispier)
- 1 t paprika
- 2 T salt
- 2 t pepper
- Few thyme sprigs
- 4.5 cups of oil for frying
- Drumsticks or other pieces
1) Marinade chicken in buttermilk with thyme sprigs in fridge for couple of hours. Take out and let chicken come to room temperature
2) Mix dry ingredients
3) Heat oil to 350
4) Shake off buttermilk and coat in flour mixture. Shake off excess
5) Carefully drop pieces of chicken in oil. Oil should be 300-320 degrees
6) Cook until chicken is cooked to 165. Drain and cool for 10 minutes
Welcome, I'm Tiffi
I'm a Wegmans and Celtics fan who believes in eating without restrictions because life's too short to not eat what you like. Eat good food. Be happy. Enjoy life. Thanks for stopping by!