Here are some tips for making delicious Crispy Fried Chicken, a Southern and Soul Food favorite:
1. Start by marinating the chicken wings in a buttermilk-based mixture for at least 2 hours, or overnight if possible. This will tenderize the meat and infuse it with flavor.
2. In a separate bowl, combine flour with a variety of spices such as paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper. Adjust the spice level to your preference.
3. Heat a deep fryer or a large pot with vegetable oil to around 350°F (175°C). Make sure there is enough oil to fully submerge the chicken pieces.
4. Dredge the marinated chicken wings in the seasoned flour mixture, ensuring they are evenly coated. Shake off any excess flour before carefully placing the wings into the hot oil.
5. Fry the chicken wings in batches for about 8-10 minutes, or until they turn golden brown and reach an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).
6. Once fried, place the chicken wings on a wire rack to drain excess oil. Allow them to cool slightly before serving.
Crispy Fried Chicken is located at 925 E Plaza Blvd, National City, California, 91950. Enjoy this Southern delicacy with your favorite dipping sauce or alongside classic side dishes like collard greens, cornbread, and macaroni and cheese.