Picnic with Cold Juicy Fried Chicken, Patriotic Potato Salad and Pineapple Slaw

Nothing screams naughty good like this Crispy Juicy Fried Chicken Recipe with Patriotic Potato Salad and Champagne Pineapple Slaw. Chill a couple bottles of organic, biodynamic Frey Wine and you are ready for fireworks in the park!
Ingredients – 
1 frying chicken
1 cup real buttermilk (or 1 cup milk, 1 TB lemon juice)
2 TB hot sauce
2 cups AP flour
2 tsp sea salt
1 TB baking powder
1 TB oregano
enough peanut oil to fill a cast iron frying pan halfway
Method – Crispy Juicy Fried Chicken Recipe
Crispy Juicy Fried Chicken Recipe – Cut up the chicken by taking off the wings at the joint closest to the chicken, then the thighs/legs. Cut the thigh from the leg at the natural separation. (You can feel it.) Take off each breast using a knife to gently separate it from the bone (making sure you don’t get any of the rib bones). Separate the chicken tender from each breast. Cut each breast across in half. You should have twelve pieces. Place them in a plastic storage bag with the buttermilk and hot sauce. Refrigerate for an hour.
Combine flour, spices and baking powder on a large plate. Heat the oil using a candy thermometer to 375 degrees F. Dredge the chicken in the flour mixture, shaking off the excess. Add the dark meat to the cast iron pan and fry for 15 minutes, turning every couple of minutes. Remove to paper towels. Add the white meat and wings and fry for 12 minutes, again turning frequently. Use a thermometer to ensure internal temp of the chicken has reached 165 degrees F. Drain on paper towels.

Ingredients – Julia’s Potato Salad (It’s pretty close, anyway.)

2 lbs Total mix of Florida gold potatoes, red potatoes and Peruvian potatoes
2 TB cider vinegar
2/3 cup finely chopped red onion
1/3 cup finely chopped celery
4 slices crispy bacon, crumbled
2 TB finely chopped pickle (either kind)
2 hard boiled eggs, shelled and sliced (I use a handy egg-slicer)
3 TB finely chopped scallion
sea salt and pepper, to taste

1 cup of homemade mayo

Method – potato salad

Peel the potatoes and slice into just under 1/2″ thick slices. Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise first if they are large. Boil until just tender and immediately take off the heat (reserving a cup of the cooking water) and place in a bowl. Add the cider vinegar to 1/3 cup of the cooking water and pour over the potatoes. Toss and set aside. Combine all other ingredients and toss carefully. Check for seasoning. Refrigerate for an hour before serving.


Ingredients – Champagne Gold Pineapple Cole Slaw

1 pound of shredded slaw (it comes in bags to make life easier)
1 tsp champagne vinegar
2 TB sugar
start with 1/4 tsp sea salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper (taste for seasoning later)
1 cup of homemade or prepared mayo
1 pint of diced gold pineapple
Method – cole slaw
Place the pineapple in a colander and let drain over a bowl. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except the slaw. Add the slaw. Test for seasoning.

About elizabethd

Elizabeth Dougherty has been cooking and writing about food intensively for more than ten years. She is the fourth generation of chefs and gourmet grocers in her family with her mother, Francesca Esposito and grandmother, Carmella being major influences in her early cooking years. As a teenager, her family sent her to Europe where she became focused on French and Italian cuisine. She survived a year and half of culinary tutelage under a maniacal Swiss-German chef and is a graduate of NYIT, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations. Food Nation Radio has won two news awards for content. Broadcasting LIVE each week, nationwide, on FoodNationRadio.com and stations around the country.

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2 comments

  1. Thank you, Trish. That kind of action keeps the show going! We try to entertain and inform. Happy Independence Day to you, too!

  2. I really enjoy your show! It’s full of fun, informative, and practical information that you just don’t hear anywhere else. I’ve been leaving comments on various Vlogs when Food Nation Radio does a segment that is relevant to a topic that the Vlogs are covering. I’ll write ” Food Nation Radio reports/says that….”. It’s my way of trying to enlarge the listening audience for their own good.

    Seriously, you should take all of your excellent investigative segments (i.e. the man who had his bees and research confiscated and who seemingly disappeared, the former livestock farmer, etc)and turn it into a book. These are bombshell stories because they expose something more sinister that is taking place in this country.

    Thank you for all you’re doing to inform the public, and for being a patriot! Happy Fourth of July!

    Trish

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