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Make Quick-Pickled Scallions: Cut dark green tops of scallions off white and light green stems

  • 1 bunch scallions
  • 1/2 cup white wine or rice vinegar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 4 tablespoons peanut or canola oil
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten with a pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 pieces leftover fried chicken, such as breasts or thighs, chopped into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup diced smoked ham, preferably Benton’s country ham
  • 2 cups cooked, cooled basmati rice
  • 1/2 cup fresh or thawed frozen peas
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mirin rice wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/3 cup roasted, salted peanuts, chopped
4.3/5 (4 Votes)

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To brine the chicken, bring the water to a boil, add in the sugar and 1½ cup salt, stir until dissolved, and remov...

  • 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces
  • 8 cups cold water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup kosher salt, plus 1 tsp.
  • 1 gallon ice cubes
  • Canola oil (for frying)
  • 4 cups whole buttermilk
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
4.2/5 (5 Votes)

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1. Shred the cooked chicken breasts in a bowl using 2 forks

  • 2 cooked chicken breasts
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 30 grams plain flour
  • 175 grams mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 spring onions, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 100 grams breadcrumbs
4.1/5 (8 Votes)

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1. Rinse wingettes in cool water

  • For Marinade:
  • 3-1/2 pounds chicken wingettes
  • 8 Cups water
  • 1-1/2 tsp salt
  • 1-1/2 tbsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • For Fire in the Hole Sauce:
  • 1-1/2 oz. Habanero peppers
  • 1-1/2 oz. Serrano peppers
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 tbsp vinegar
  • 1-1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tbsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup Frank's RedHot Sauce
  • Vegetable Oil for frying
4.1/5 (7 Votes)

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Heat a saucepan over medium heat and cook the bacon until nearly crisp

  • 6 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 pounds chicken wings, split
  • Kosher or sea salt, to taste
  • Fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, for dredging
  • Vegetable oil (or other high flashpoint oil), for frying
4.1/5 (12 Votes)

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Straightforward deep-fried chicken soaked in buttermilk, seasoned with adobo seasoning, and dredged in flour

  • Amounts will vary as needed:
  • Chicken drumsticks, thighs and breasts
  • Buttermilk
  • Goya adobo seasoning
  • Flour
  • Peanut oil for frying
3.9/5 (20 Votes)

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Easy peasy using fast food or store Deli fried chicken and waffles made from a packaged mix (shown)

  • Fried chicken wings or tenders (homemade or bought)
  • Waffles (scratch recipe, from a mix, frozen)
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Pure maple syrup
  • Confectioners sugar, optional
4/5 (6 Votes)

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Mom made them because they are cheap, and now the convenience stores sell them in the South! You must have a fry sc...

  • 1 pound chicken livers
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 quart vegetable oil for frying
4/5 (5 Votes)

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Recipe from Fried & True by Lee Brian Schrager with Adeena Sussman

  • For the dry brine:
  • 1 whole chicken (about 3 pounds), washed, patted dry and cut into quarters
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • For the dip:
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Louisiana-style hot sauce
  • For the dredge:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Sea salt
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • For the spicy coating:
  • 1/2 cup lard, melted and heated (or hot frying oil)
  • 3 tablespoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pickle slices, for serving
4.4/5 (13 Votes)

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Chicken gizzards are cooked in the cola to make them tender and a tad bit sweet, then deep fried to get crunchy and

  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken gizzards, rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups flour, divided
  • 2 liters Coca-Cola
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup real butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of multi spice seasoning, Mortens
4/5 (28 Votes)

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Sift flour and add baking powder and salt

  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken, cubed
  • 1 c flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 c milk
  • 1 tbs oil
4.1/5 (11 Votes)

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2-3 hours prior to cooking

  • 2 lbs chicken gizzards
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 1⁄2 tablespoons fresh ground pepper
  • salt
  • fresh ground pepper
  • shortening
4.5/5 (2 Votes)

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