Monday, September 12, 2016

Do-Se-Do Fried Chicken

Do-Se-Do is a basic square dance step. It is from the original French term dos-à-dos, which means "back to back". We used here because the secret to really crispy fried chicken is doing things twice, back to back. It has been awhile since tackling this favorite, so maybe now we can go even further and serve it on waffles!

Yes, we'll make short-cuts so that even an inexperienced cook can produce a mouth-watering signature dish of old fashioned southern cooking.

8 pieces chicken thighs with both skin & bones
Buttermilk (half a pint)
2 eggs

Flour mix
1 cup Bisquick
1 Tbs paprika
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp celery salt
1 tsp mustard powder
1 tsp white sugar
3 tsp white pepper
½ tsp thyme
½ tsp basil
½ tsp oregano
½ tsp black pepper
Frozen waffles

Soak chicken pieces in a bath of buttermilk for about an hour to 4 hours max.

Set up your “stations”:
In a bowl whip 2 eggs and 1 tbs water

In another bowl combine the Bisquick mixture:
Mix: 1Tbs salt, 1Tbs paprika, 2 tsp garlic powder, and 2 tsp celery salt into the cup of Bisquick. Use a fork to combine and break apart.
½ tsp thyme
½ tsp basil
¼ tsp oregano
1 tsp ginger
3 tsp white pepper
1 tsp mustard powder
Combine well in wide bowl.
Line a baking sheet with foil and place a cooking rack on top.

Dip Chicken pieces in the egg wash then roll in flour mixture: let stand on rack for 15 minutes! No cheating on this!

Then repeat into the egg wash and roll in flour mixture:
Again let sit for another 15 minutes:

This lets the coating adhere to the chicken!

This is the first back to back or “Do-Se-Do”

Heat oil to 340 degrees you will have plenty of time as the chicken sits!

Make sure oil is at 340:
Cook a few pieces at a time and just until a very light golden brown. About 4 minutes per side. Remove to a rack over a liner.

When all pieces are fired, raise the oil temperature to 375!
Fry each piece a second time until brown and crispy! Another 4 minutes per side.

If you're frying your chicken in batches, cover the cooked chicken with aluminum foil and place it in a warm electric oven (200ºF) while you finish cooking the rest of your chicken. This is NOT recommended for a gas oven, please!

This is the second back to back or Do-se-Do.

Don't lay on paper towels as it will stick into the coating. Nasty!

Follow directions on the toaster waffles and keep them warm in the oven too. Don't be afraid of sugar-free syrup, just as long as it is maple flavored. In fact why not heat that up in a small sauce pan on the stove top so that it can be served warm.

Serve by placing a waffle on each plate and topping with a piece of fried chicken. Let the guests butter & pour syrup as they like.

Have some hot coffee and maybe some juice for a meal they will be talking about for weeks!

For our music:

So Happy to be serving my Master Indy.


To satisfy and restore.
To nourish, support and maintain.
To gratify, spoil, comfort and please,
to nurture, assist, and sustain
..I cook!

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