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Celebrate National Fried Chicken Day

Recently a viral clip of Food Network host Alton Brown, stormed the internet as he politely schooled Chef Kristen Kish on the origin and Black History of Korean Fried Chicken, but did you know the history of fried chicken is even blacker than that!

The culinary technique of deep-fat frying was introduced to the Americas by enslaved Africans, and as chickens were the only livestock that enslaved people were permitted to raise, the popularity of richly seasoned fried chicken grew. Although historians admit that it was still eaten rarely and reserved for special occasions.

I think National Fried Chicken day is occasion enough, so check out my Buttermilk Fried Chicken Recipe below and enjoy!

Cast iron Buttermilk Fried Chicken


10 lbs bone in chicken pieces

1 qt cultured buttermilk

4 tbsp seasoned salt

¼ cup hot sauce

4 cups all-purpose flour

2 tbs seasoned salt

Oil for frying