July 6th is National Fried Chicken Day!
Today is National Fried Chicken Day. I've seen a lot of recipes for dipping chicken in buttermilk, using a certain kind of flour, and frying in lard to give fried chicken the extra punch. But, it's fried and people like that, maybe a bit too much.
The other day, I had some Kara-age (Japanese fried chicken). "Kara" means empty (without batter) and "age" means fried. The chicken pieces are marinated in a sweet soy marinade and then dusted in flour or starch. Excess flour/starch is shaken off and fried in low temperature oil.
These crispy pieces of chicken are drained and served over sliced lettuce with a lemon wedge. Also served with Japanese mayonnaise. One of my favorite "chicken nuggets"...
Japanese Fried Chicken
Where do you like to go for fried chicken?
I would love to hear...
Photo by Jay Terauchi