Fried Buttermilk Chicken

Fried chicken is an American tradition. Everyone has their own special recipe, including grandma and the colonel. This particular one uses buttermilk which adds a unique flavor. For this recipe, you'll need:

2 cups              buttermilk
2 lbs.              chicken parts
4 cups              all purpose flour
1/2 tsp             poultry seasoning
1/2 tsp             granulated garlic
1 tsp               salt
to taste            black pepper
to taste            cayenne pepper

Soak your cut up chicken in buttermilk for about 3 hours in the refrigerator, turning them occasionally. Take them out of the buttermilk and pat dry with a paper towel. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and dust the chicken pieces with this mixture.

Fry in oil until golden brown. If you have some larger chicken pieces, you may want to finish cooking the chicken in a 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes.

If you like your chicken spicy, just add a bit more cayenne pepper to your flour mixture or consider adding a cajun spice to it. A nice summer wine with your fingerlicking good chicken would be Jekel Vineyards Johannisberg Riesling. And as always, a creative cook is a good cook.