Hearty Boys Recipes: Southern Fried Chicken

March 25, 2010 9:52:10 AM PDT
Dan and Steve started their catering business, The Hearty Boys, out of an 8'x8' apartment kitchen in Chicago.

  • 1 - 3 lb chicken, cut into 8 pieces
  • 1 qt buttermilk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • Vegetable oil

Crumb Coating

  • 1 box corn flakes
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons Kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons dark chili powder

Whisk the buttermilk, eggs, salt and pepper together and soak the chicken pieces in the mixture for at least one hour and up to one day.

Grind the corn flakes in a food processor until coarse. Pour into a bowl and add the remaining ingredients. Stir well. Dredge the chicken pieces in the crumb coating and refrigerate for one hour.

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees. Pour 2 inches of oil into a heavy bottomed skillet and place over medium heat for at least 5 minutes. Place the chicken pieces in the oil and fry until golden and crisp. Turn and fry on the other side. Place on a baking sheet. Repeat until all the chicken has been fried. Place the baking sheet in the oven for 15 ? 20 minutes until the meat is cooked through.

Serves 2-4


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