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FRIED CHICKEN INSPIRED BY LOUIE

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4,632,056 views  Sometimes an existential crisis makes you want to actually attend that potluck, so you have to make something, but you don't do desserts, so you make fried chicken, but you don't have time to brine it, so you follow Louis C.K.'s trick in this video.

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INGREDIENTS

chicken, broken down into 10 pieces

1 whole chicken, broken down into 10 pieces

flour

3 cups flour

baking powder

1 tsp baking powder

garlic powder

1 tbsp garlic powder

cayenne

2 tsp cayenne

paprika

1 tbsp paprika

cornflakes, crushed

2 cups cornflakes, crushed

Salt & pepper to taste

Salt & pepper to taste

eggs

5 eggs

Juice of  lemon

1 Juice of lemon

lard or shortening

4 cups lard or shortening

DIRECTIONS

1.

Preheat oven to 300°F.  Begin heating lard to 350°F - don’t exceed 350°F or lard will smoke.  Set aside 1 cup flour.  In a large bowl, whisk together remaining flour, baking powder, garlic powder, cayenne, paprika, and cornflakes.  Whisk together eggs and lemon juice, and dip chicken in plain flour, then in eggs, then in seasoned flour.  Continue until all chicken pieces are coated.

lard or shortening

4 cups lard or shortening

flour

3 cups flour

baking powder

1 tsp baking powder

garlic powder

1 tbsp garlic powder

cayenne

2 tsp cayenne

paprika

1 tbsp paprika

cornflakes, crushed

2 cups cornflakes, crushed

Juice of  lemon

1 Juice of lemon

eggs

5 eggs

Salt & pepper to taste

Salt & pepper to taste

2.

Once lard reaches 350°F, gently lower in chicken pieces in batches, so they aren’t overcrowded.  Fry for 7-10 minutes, flipping as necessary, until evenly brown.  Place on a wire rack in a rimmed baking sheet, and keep warm in the oven until all the chicken is cooked.  Ensure the white meat is heated to 155°F internally, and the dark meat to 170°F.

chicken, broken down into 10 pieces

1 whole chicken, broken down into 10 pieces

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