What is the secret to crispy fried chicken?
Oh, that age-old question when it comes to frying chicken.
Most commonly, if you battered your chicken in all-purpose flour, the oil in the fryer was either too high or too low.
The oil should be maintained at 350 degrees F to avoid anyone asking, “Why isn’t your fried chicken crispy?”
What is the best oil for frying chicken?
Peanut oil is preferred for deep-frying because of its relatively high smoke point of about 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
Other oils have higher smoke points but impart a strong flavor to the food. Peanut oil is a mild-flavored oil, so it won’t interfere with the taste of the fried chicken.
Peanut oil has the least saturated fats compared to other cooking oils, making it the best choice for frying chicken.
Do you have to fry chicken in peanut oil?
No, especially if you’re allergic to peanuts! Instead, use vegetable oil.
Does cornstarch make chicken crispy?
Some Southern fried chicken recipes call for cornstarch as the secret to crispy fried chicken because cornstarch binds and thickens the flour batter for an extra crispy crunch!
What’s a good substitute for cornstarch?
But cornstarch is not required. Instead, you can use all-purpose flour or a mix of 50/50 all-purpose flour and cornstarch for your fried chicken batter.
So what else can you use to season the flour?
Cornstarch doesn’t season the flour. It’s simply used for more crunch.
You could also add hot sauce to the flour seasoning mix for more heat!
So, in conclusion, the secret to crispy fried chicken starts with a soul food Southern fried chicken recipe.
It’s a recipe that includes seasoning the chicken and the flour.
Along with the following three components for making crunchy and flavorful chicken on the outside with juicy, seasoned tender meat inside!
How do you make crispy fried chicken?
Use this recipe below:
How long is fried chicken good for?
Any Southerner will tell you they like their fried chicken the same way they want their Krispy Kream doughnuts – hot and now!
Right out of the deep fryer or frying pan!
But I suppose fried chicken can be refrigerated for up to 5 days and reheated.
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