Author: <span class="vcard">klds</span>

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I used a little less spice in the flour but follow exactly and you will have the tastiest, cruchest chicken sandwich you have ever had. Puts Chick-fil-a to shame. Ina said it is her take of Shake Shack’s chicken sandwich. Only downside- you do have to deep fry which is smelly and messy but so worth it. I uised chicken tenders instead of breasts- still pounded even and cooked 4 minutes instead of 5 minutes.

Fried Chicken Sandwiches

Ingredients:

2 cups buttermilk, shaken
1 shallot, peeled, halved lengthwise, and thinly sliced crosswise
2 garlic cloves, smashed
1 jalapeno pepper (with seeds), halved lengthwise
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 3 small skinless, boneless chicken breasts (6 ounces each)
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 1/2 teaspoons smoked Spanish paprika 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon celery salt
2 (48-ounce) bottles canola oil
6 potato hamburger buns, toasted, for serving
Buttermilk Herb Mayo, recipe follows, for serving
6 Bibb lettuce leaves
Kosher dill pickles, such as Claussen, thinly sliced, for serving

Buttermilk Herb Mayo:

1 cup good mayonnaise, such as Hellmann’s 2 tablespoons buttermilk, shaken
1 teaspoon good white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons thinly sliced scallions, white and green parts

1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
1 tablespoon minced fresh chives
1/8 teaspoon minced fresh thyme leaves Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

1. In a large bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, shallot, garlic, jalapeno, 2 teaspoons kosher salt, and
1 teaspoon black pepper. Place the chicken breasts between 2 pieces of parchment paper and, with a rolling
pin or a meat mallet, pound them until they are evenly 1/2 inch thick. Slice each piece of chicken in half crosswise so you have 2 pieces approximately the same size. Place the chicken in the marinade, making sure each piece is well coated, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or up to (but not more than) 24 hours.

2. When ready to cook the chicken, preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Set a wire rack on a sheet pan and place them in the oven.

3.  In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, celery salt, 1 tablespoon kosher salt, and 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper and set aside.

4. Pour oil into a medium (9-inch round by 4 1/2-inch high) Dutch oven, such as Le Creuset, until it is 2 inches deep. Clip on a candy thermometer and heat the oil over high heat until it reaches 350 degrees F. Meanwhile, lift the chicken from the marinade, dredge it in the flour mixture, submerge it again in the marinade, then again in the flour mixture, lightly shaking off the excess. Transfer the chicken to a plate or sheet pan until ready to fry.

5. When the oil is 350 degrees F, carefully lower 3 pieces only into the oil with tongs and adjust the heat to keep the oil at 350 degrees F. Don’t crowd the chicken! Cook for 5 minutes, turning once to brown evenly. With a slotted spoon, transfer the chicken to the sheet pan in the oven to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining chicken. Sprinkle all the chicken with salt and keep warm for up to 15 minutes, until ready to serve.

6. To assemble, place the bottom of each bun on a plate, spread with some of the Buttermilk Herb Mayo, then a lettuce leaf, 4 pickle slices, then a piece of chicken. Spread the underside of the top bun generously with more of the mayo and place on top of the chicken, mayo side down. Serve while the chicken is still warm.

Buttermilk Herb Mayo:

7. Whisk together the mayonnaise, buttermilk, vinegar, scallions, parsley, chives, thyme, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

 

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Agnes is survived by daughters, Nan (Dudley) Carlson and Gail (John) Parrinello; sons, Ken (Joanne) Dickens and Rod (Ann) Dickens; several grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 70 years, Charles. We thank the staff at M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center for the compassionate care of Agnes over the last 2 years.

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