Originally Posted by Milhouse
Fried chicken is one of those foods that I rarely eat. However, when I do eat it, I always think "damn, this is pretty good".
A "southern belle" I know told me that the chicken has to be soaked in buttermilk to make really good fried chicken. I've never tried cooking fried chicken, so hell if I know whether that is true or not. Seems like buttermilk is used a lot in southern food.
As for fried fish, one time we ran out of breading, so we used crushed up pretzels to bread some walleye. WOW was that good. I highly recommend it. I have almost used it a few times on normal breaded things, but then I think "hmm, this probably won't compare to fresh from the lake walleye".
Hell, yes. I don't make it often as I don't like it all that much, but that's how you do it. Soak it in buttermilk overnight, or for a few hours. Then, take it out, let the excess drip off, and dip the entire piece in Frank's Red Hot or some other similar red hot sauce. Then into flour, then egg wash, then into seasoned flour w/ pepper, salt, and cayenne pepper. So moist and yummo.