Real fried chicken, just like you remember. Extra Crispy on the outside and juicy and flavorful all the way to the bone. The secret to making really fantastic fried chicken is to marinate the chicken overnight. If you don’t have time, or would like a shorter method, feel free to whip out your vacuum sealer. You can “marinate” the chicken by sealing it for 5 minutes in a sealer bag.
The best fried chicken is made with saturated fat of some sort. In the South, lard is used for frying, but you can use other alternatives. We’ve found that beef suet (rendered beef fat) and oil, used in equal parts, make the best fried foods on earth. Use a high quality veggie shortening, if you haven’t got suet.