did you hear that? it’s the sound of carey mulligan in prada, knocking it out of the park at cannes
for the first installment of our food series, jess wanted to try a buttermilk fried chicken recipe that didn’t smack of KFC. this isn’t the usual fare at nook, which is probably one of the reasons it was so appealing to make, plus it was a perfect sunny saturday and we had cold beers in the fridge. what goes best with cold beers? fried chicken. you’ll need:
the brine is in order to prep the chicken. bring all the ingredients to the boil and then let it cool down. soak the chicken overnight (12 hours) and then rinse the pieces under water, otherwise the meat will be too salty. basically the brine just makes the chicken super tender (and boy does it turn out tender…)
now prep your coating – mix all the dry ingredients together (flour, spice, paprika) and divide into two bowls.
pour the buttermilk into another bowl.
from here it’s super simple, dip the chicken into flour bowl 1, then buttermilk, then flour bowl 2…
place the battered pieces on a tray lined with baking paper, thusly:
heat your oil so long, to 160 C / 320 F
when the oil is ready place your first piece of chicken in (sizzle sizzle)
turn the pieces every now and then
you can put a few pieces in at a time, enough to sit comfortably in the pot. frying time is 10-12 minutes…
mmm perfectly crispy fried chicken
let them chill on a cooling tray for a few minutes
garnish with your favourite herbs – jess quick fried some fresh marjoram
nom nom nom!
serve with locally brewed beer, crisp white wine & a simple green salad
ps: this was much much better than KFC, obviously.
still contemplating tattoos (i’ll probably never get one). amanda johnson‘s tat is pretty amazing though…
greg martin did an awesome renovation of this old building in minneapolis, taking 2 years to turn it from a run down warehouse-like commercial building into 2 residential units (one of which he settled in with his daughter) and one commercial unit, to supplement his income. impressive & so beautifully done…
jill greenberg is a well known photographer / photo manipulator (you may recognise her photos of crying children). her latest work is a pretty series of synchronised swimmers (some with heels)
everyone needs a smile on a monday morning, this little guy will do just that. how cute is his breton stripe top… did you have a nice weekend?
just a wee pictorial teaser before i kick off the new food series jessica and i are doing (she cooks, i take photos and we eat). this isn’t a real how to because i wasn’t really paying attention while she was making her famous cinnabons – i was just picking at the pastry and warming myself […]
we’ve had a week of lovely blustery rainy cape winter weather and i’ve had to drag around umbrellas that i keep forgetting everywhere and wearing rainjackets with hoodies that don’t fit or stay on my head (i don’t even have an exceptionally large head!). toying with the idea of a head scarf…