This Buttermilk Fried Chicken is a classically Southern twist on the usual American fried chicken recipe. It makes for a great main course for lunch or dinner at home, but with the right sides, it also makes for great picnic and tailgate food. My great-grandmother in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, made some fabulous buttermilk fried chicken. Alas, she closely guarded all of her best recipes (to the point, in some cases, of going to different grocery stores for different groups of ingredients, so no one person working there would have the full list of ingredients) and would only share them with fellow culinary artists who were very close to her.
Unfortunately, she passed away before I properly got into cooking. I can’t say for sure that it’s an exact match (time blurs certain details and enhances others), but this buttermilk fried chicken does come close to her old recipe, at the very least, and I assure you that it is quite delicious.
I mean, all you can do is make this recipe for yourself and sample it. I guarantee you won’t be sorry! Grandma certainly knew what she was doing in the kitchen and her recipes prove this sentiment time and time again. Enjoy!
Recipe and photo courtesy of Jo Cooks
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Quick tip: Mashed potatoes are the perfect side dish for these!