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11 Herbs And Spices Fried Chicken

by Ellie Holland featured in 12 Comfort Foods To Suit Every Mood

Ingredients

for 8 servings

  • 1 ¾ cups
    buttermilk (400 mL)
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 8 ½ cups
    vegetable oil (2 L)

Herbs and Spices Mix

  • 2 cups
    flour (250 g)
  • 2 teaspoons
    salt
  • ½ teaspoon
    dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon
    dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon
    dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon
    celery salt
  • ½ tablespoon
    black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon
    mustard powder
  • 2 tablespoons
    paprika
  • 2 tablespoons
    garlic salt
  • 1 tablespoon
    powdered ginger
  • 1 tablespoon
    white pepper

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Preparation

  1. Beat the eggs into the buttermilk.
  2. Add the chicken pieces to the buttermilk mixture and chill for an hour.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, mix the flour with all the herbs and spices.
  4. Coat the soaked chicken pieces in the herbed flour mixture, shaking off any excess.
  5. Heat oil in a large sauce pan to 325˚F (170°C), then turn to low heat.
  6. Fry the chicken in batches for 15 minutes until the chicken is cooked and the skins turn golden brown.
  7. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
  8. Enjoy!
 

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