This month I was fortunate to obtain an awesome Cookbook which had me in the kitchen checking my available ingredients within the hour of receiving it! Although I consider myself a pretty decent cook, my Northern roots always leaves me wondering what is the best Fried Chicken recipe and where can I get it ? Having never traveled down South, I depended on others and the cooking shows to lead the way. The book “Fried and True” by Lee Brian Schrager and Adeena Sussman immediately transport you down to Georgia, New Orleans and beyond…all the way to Senegal! Expecting great recipes from the deep South was a given. Realizing that Fried Chicken is enjoyed in other areas outside the United States, not so much! In this book, which is not encylopedic in size, it packs a punch with 50+ great recipes. It is big enough! The recipes are clear and concise, ingredients listed are readily available in most local markets and the illustrations will have you wanting to stock your freezer with Chicken, Chicken and yes even more Chicken!
If you like Buttermilk, it is in there. If you want an Asian flair, you get it. There are even recipes for a few restaurant chain favorites! You also will get some biscuit, marinades, coleslaw, and salad recipes to pair up with these favorite dishes. How cool is that?? My goal is to begin with recipe #1 and keep it going till I reach the last page. After all, can a girl really get too much Fried Chicken?? Try this book, your family and friends will love you!
Whether you prefer it cold out of the fridge or hot and crispy on a buttery biscuit, you will find your new favorite fried chicken recipe in Fried & True, serving up more than 50 recipes for America’s most decadently delicious food.
Lee Schrager has left no stone unturned in his quest to find America’s best fried chicken. From four-star restaurants to roadside fry shacks, you’ll learn how to brine your bird, give it a buttermilk bath, batter or even double batter it, season with loads of spices, and fry it up to golden perfection. Recipes to savor include:
–Hattie B’s Hot Chicken
–Yotam Ottolenghi’s Seeded Chicken Schnitzel with Parsley-Caper Mayonnaise
–Marcus Samuelsson’s Coconut Fried Chicken with Collards and Gravy
–Jacques-Imo’s Fried Chicken and Smothered Cabbage
–The Loveless Café’s Fried Chicken and Hash Brown Casserole
–Blackberry Farm’s Sweet Tea–Brined Fried Chicken
–Charles Phan’s Hard Water Fried Chicken
–Thomas Keller’s Buttermilk Fried Chicken
–Wylie Dufresne’s Popeyes-Style Chicken Tenders and Biscuits