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Daly Fried Chicken

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Carson Daly and Siri Pinter cook tuna casserole and fried chicken
TODAY Show: Carson Daly and Siri Pinter cook their moms' recipes of tuna casserole and southern fried chicken for Mother's Day. -- May 8, 2015Samantha Okazaki / TODAY
SERVINGS
5-6
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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 pounds dark meat chicken
  • 1 quart buttermilk
  • 1 cup vegetable shortening
  • 4 cups flour
  • 5 eggs
  • Salt and pepper
  • Chef notes

    The secret to this extra crispy fried chicken is the egg-flour-egg-flour coating.

    Preparation

    1. In a large baking dish, soak chicken in buttermilk, preferably overnight (or for as long as possible).
    2. When ready to fry, set up a station near the stove: place eggs in one shallow dish and flour in another.
    3. Lightly beat eggs and generously season both eggs and flour with salt and pepper.
    4. On the stove in a deep skillet, heat vegetable shortening over medium high heat. Take a piece of chicken from the buttermilk, letting most of it drip off, and dip in the egg wash then the flour. Repeat this process: egg wash, flour. Then place chicken in skillet.
    5. Fry for roughly 15 minutes, until nice and golden and properly cooked. Remove and place on a paper-towel lined tray.