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Tennessee Fire Fried Chicken


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  • 1 qt. buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup bottled hot pepper sauce
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt
  • 8 drumsticks
  • 8 thighs
  • 6 cups vegetable oil
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 3 Tbs. pepper
  • 1 Tbs. cayenne



Step 1

in large bowl combine buttermilk, hot sauce, and salt
add drumsticks and thighs
cover and refrigerate overnight turning occasionally
place oil in a 12 in skillet
heat over high until a pinch of flour bubbles immediately
or at 320 degrees
in med bowl combine flour, paprika, pepper, and cayenne
working in batches, remove pieces from buttermilk mix
coat in flour mix, shake and place in oil
do not overcrowd
cook 15 min. turn once make sure 170 degrees
transfer to wire rack to drain
blot with paper towels

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