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I've been frying chicken for 40 years and have eaten chicken by others in that time, but THIS... this is the best fried chicken in the world! I can't begin to tell you how good it is. It MUST be made exactly as written. I can't stress that enough. Once you have tried it, you'll never make fried chicken any other way.
Ok! I am from North carolina so I should know something about fried chicken and I DO:) this is the best! I have fried this chicken for many friends and family. Old family recipe for sure! goes way back. Everyone says I make the best. It really is good. Sometimes I ramp it up with spices to make it more cajun. OK ,I eventually come clean
on where I got the recipe. Enjoy
I too got this recipe out of Gourmet years ago, I still have the magazine (somewhere). This is a recipe you'll want to save. I have increased this recipe to serve as many as 20 people and there every time I serve it everyone just raves about it being the best chicken they have ever had! In fact, I am going to make it again today. If you are going to go to the trouble to make fried chicken, you may as well take a few extra steps to ensure it is delicious.
This is some of the best chicken I have ever had! I don't use the Accent (too salty for us) and I always use Kosher salt, which means even less salt than the recipe calls for. If you are feeling really decadant, fry the chicken in a mixture of bacon grease and oil. Yummm, this is so good, thanks for posting, Humble Bee.
I got this recipe out of Gourmet years ago. A little more work than other fried chicken recipes, but worth the effort.