Carla Hall's Amazing Fried Chicken


I have a passionate love affair with fried chicken. There is no restaurant or homemade meal that brings me more pleasure. I am on a constant search for the finest fried chicken in the country and have collected dozens of recipes over the years, but this is my absolute favorite. It incorporates all the bestI have a passionate love affair with fried chicken. There is no restaurant or homemade meal that brings me more pleasure. I am on a constant search for the finest fried chicken in the country and have collected dozens of recipes over the years, but this is my absolute favorite. It incorporates all the bestI have a passionate love affair with fried chicken. There is no restaurant or homemade meal that brings me more pleasure. I am on a constant search for the finest fried chicken in the country and have collected dozens of recipes over the years, but this is my absolute favorite. It incorporates all the best

Ingredients

Dry Rub
1 tbsp salt
1 tbsp black pepper
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tbsp cayenne pepper
1 small organic chicken, cut into 10 pieces
To Fry
3 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup water
Flour (for coating chicken pieces) (or gluten-free blend such as Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour) *
Salt
Pepper
Peanut oil (for frying)
2 tbsp cornstarch

Instructions

Make Dry Rub: In a small bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Stir to blend. Place the chicken pieces in a plastic resealable bag and sprinkle with the dry rub. Seal bag and toss to coat each piece evenly. Refrigerate overnight. Two hours before cooking, remove chicken from the plastic bag and let sit in the refrigerator uncovered to dry out the skin slightly.