- 1 (3 1/2 pound) chicken, cut into10 pieces I added three chicken breasts.(Joe always cuts the breasts in half so they aren't so large and the pieces are uniform in size)
- 2 cups buttermilk
- Garlic Salt
- Canola oil for frying
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
- Freshly ground pepper lots of pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Toss the chicken, Buttermilk and 1 teaspoon salt in a bowl or plastic bag. Refrigerate, 1 hour or more.Mix the flour, sweet paprika, pepper and the garlic salt in a shallow bowl. Remove the chicken from the buttermilk, shake off the excess and roll in the flour mixture. Let these pieces sit on a cookie sheet until they dry out a bit. Maybe 1 hour.They will get a little sticky from sitting. Recoat with flour, place in the hot oil and fry, turning occasionally, until golden brown and partially cooked . Then put on cookie sheet and place in a 400 degree oven for maybe 15 min. this will guarantee a crispy crusty chicken.
This might be a nice dinner for two on Valentine's Day. I won't be cooking, however, we will be going out for a nice dinner.