I loved the light, crispy batter and the combination of flavors--there is something very appealing about the combination of garlic and honey! There wasn't enough flour or buttermilk to coat 3-4 pounds of chicken. From article about fried chicken in Taste of the South magazine--featured restaurant, Julep, Jackson, Mississippi (http://juleprestaurant.com/menu_latenite.htm)
- 1 (3 -4 lb) chicken, cut into 8 to 10 pieces or 3 lbs chicken pieces
- 1 -1 1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon salt (or less!)
- 1 tablespoon white pepper
- 1 cup buttermilk
- peanut oil (for frying)
- 3⁄4 cup honey
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 sprig rosemary, chopped
- Wash chicken and pat dry.
- Mix flour with garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
- Dip chicken in seasoned flour, then buttermilk, then seasoned flour again. Set aside.
- In a large skillet, heat oil to 325°F over medium-high heat. Add chicken, skin-side down, beginning with the dark meat. Keeping oil at 325°F, cook each side for 5 to 6 minutes covered and then 5 to 6 minutes uncovered, for a total cooking time of 20 to 24 minutes. Drain chicken on a wire rack.
- To serve, drizzle Honey Rosemary Glaze over chicken, if desired.
- For Honey Rosemary Glaze: In a small saucepan, combine honey, butter, and rosemary. Cook over low heat on stovetop until butter has melted. Stir to combine.
- Chef's note: Use more flour to offset salt. Also, be sure you only "warm" honey--don't let it get hot enough to boil! I used chicken tenders (see photo).