Nashville Hot and Crispy Chicken Sandwiches
The chicken in this delightful sandwich is brined in spicy dill pickle juice, then fried and tossed with schmaltz (chicken fat) and Korean chile powder. At Leghorn in Chicago, chef Jared Van Camp makes his own pickles, but he suggests using Tabasco's dill pickles as an easy substitute. Slideshow: Chicken Sandwiches
The chile paste can be refrigerated for up to 5 days. Bring to room temperature before using.
Schmaltz is available in the refrigerated section of most supermarkets.
No need to overthink what to pair with this fried chicken sandwich. Just have it with a lightly hoppy pilsner, like the Prima Pils from Victory Brewing or the Tröegs Sunshine Pils.