Classic Fried Chicken
An overnight soak in buttermilk and a quick dredge in a seasoned cornstarch and flour mixture helps ensure the crust on this traditional fried chicken is particularly crisp.
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There are endless ways to customize fried chicken. Try one of these options:
In Step 1, add 1/4 cup tomato paste, 1 tablespoon smoked paprika, and 1 teaspoon ground oregano in buttermilk mixture.
In Step 1, add 1 tablespoon ground mustard, 4 teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning, and 2 to 3 teaspoons hot sauce, such as Tabasco, to buttermilk mixture.
In Step 1, add 1 teaspoon ground pepper, 3 tablespoons finely grated lemon zest (from 3 lemons), and 4 garlic cloves, finely grated, to buttermilk mixture.