Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Fried Chicken & Biscuits

SP has been craving fried chicken recently so that's what we had for Sunday dinner:

I tried a new recipe that involved marinating the chicken in buttermilk and seasonings and then dredging in seasoned flour. I knew I should have double-coated the chicken, but I was following the recipe to the letter. Unfortunately most of the coating fell off during the cooking process. I wish I could remember what recipe I used the last time I made fried chicken (which, admittedly, was ages and ages ago).

To go with the fried chicken SP made biscuits:

These things are ridiculously good. But really, how can you go wrong with butter? He doubled the recipe and made larger biscuits so they'd be more substantial. Absolutely fantastic!

My plate:

... with a chicken breast (moist and juicy), a biscuit and mashed potatoes.
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  1. oh my goodness. i want some of those biscuits!!!

  2. robyn - Thanks!

    foodiedani - The recipe is in Joy of Cooking, if you happen to own that cookbook. :)

  3. I do have that book! Thanks for letting me know!

  4. Ok first off, I thought you were frying biscuits! This might be my Aussieness coming out but what exactly are those biscuits? Are they more like bread rolls? I'm a tad confused! :D

  5. Katie - LOL! No, the biscuits are baked in the oven. I'm not 100% sure of the ingredients since SP makes them, but I think it's just flour, butter, milk and baking powder (and probably salt). I think the difference between a biscuit and a roll is yeast - there's no yeast in a biscuit. If you do a search I'm sure someone can explain it better then I can. :)

  6. Looks fantastic! I love fried chicken and mashed potatoes. Never tried biscuits though. Maybe should make that a resolution for 2008! Happy New Year by the way! :)

  7. I've heard a lot recently, from different recipes and different chefs, that buttermilk seems to be key in making good fried chicken. like letting it soak in it for a few hours or some such thing. apparently, that's how the southerners do it. :) I need to try. steve would worship me if I made great fried chicken heehee.

  8. Fried chicken looks so good (and so wicked at the same time!)

    The biscuits (which I have always been curious about when reading of them as an aussie!) look like what we would call a scone over here and sometimes do savoury or sweet. Some divine meals on your blog.. yummo!

  9. Melissa - I heard the same thing, that buttermilk is key, but I guess I didn't marinate it long enough because it didn't do anything for me. I think it was the recipe as well. I once made amazing fried chicken and I can't find the recipe. :(

    FiestyKel - Hi! Thanks and welcome. :) The biscuits do look like scones, but they're more buttery.


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