Mrs. Burgerdogboy asked me to take a whack at fried chicken; usually we’d head to that chain the late New Orleanian Al Copeland created – Popeye’s, but it was one of those (one?) gloomy Portland days and we were resolved to (mostly) not leave the bedroom.
So here’s my concocted recipe, which turned out real well, by all accounts.
- 8 Chicken pieces of your choice with bones-in, skin removed (if that’s your preference)
- 1/2 C half and half creamer
- 1 C Zatarain’s Spicy Fish Fri
- 1 C Panko
- 2 T Tony Chachere’s Cajun Seasoning
- 1 T Garlic powder
- 1 T black pepper
- 1 T paprika
- Peanut oil or lard
Combine dry ingredients in plastic bag. Wash chicken thorough, pat dry and dip in half and half, let excess liquid run off. Toss the chicken vigorously in the plastic bag with the dry ingredients.
Fry, bone side down, in a cast iron skillet for 15 minutes. Flip chicken once and fry for another 15 minutes. Remove chicken from fry pan, place on baking sheet, and finish in oven at 350 for 20 minutes.
Crispy outside, juicy, flavorful meat inside. “Louisiana fast!”
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