With restaurateurs still opening places devoted to the crispy bird, one thing is clear: Fried chicken, we just can’t quit you. Here are 11 ways to make it (the bone-in stuff; no cutlets here) at home.
Want to make old-school, Southern-style fried chicken? Bathe it in buttermilk, fry it in melted lard, bacon fat and butter, then serve with a rich tomato gravy.
So shortening is no longer PC, you say. Well, don’t tell that to cooks who swear by it for an ultra-crisp chicken crust.