Wednesday, March 22, 2006

How To Kill Yourself With One Meal



How can something so bad, be so good? Juicy chicken thighs left to steep in a marinade of buttermilk, seasoning and cayenne pepper and deep-fried to a crisp 24 hours later. The acidity of the buttermilk quite literally breaks down the proteins of the chicken flesh to render meat so succulent and tender, it oozed lovely, shiny fat with every bite. To accompany it, a classic creamy coleslaw, tangy with mustard and lemon juice and a drop of blood from whence I sliced my finger along with the cabbage (boy did that hurt). For the requisite carb, C requested his favourite corn on the cob—slathered in butter and left to cook on the grill. To unclog the arteries, a brisk walk around the block and a glass of fresh lemonade. What's not to like?

13 Comments:

Blogger Moose said...

You're killing me here. One mention of juicy chicken thighs and it's all over for my salivary glands.

3:31 am  
Blogger Andreea said...

i have no idea what it is but boy does it sound irresistible :)

4:05 am  
Blogger cass said...

wow! fried chicken that had been marinated in buttermilk! that's certainly MURDER! hehehe... but it doesnt hurt once in a while... im sure it was worth the calories!

12:47 pm  
Blogger fooDcrazEE said...

hehehehehe...all the fats render the food DELISH....

6:27 pm  
Blogger J said...

hiya, looks fantabulous - like kfc but obviously made with love and a big dash of luxe...am all packed (lightly) with little black book of addresses in tow; wish me luck ;)

9:16 pm  
Blogger Gustad said...

mmmm, crispy chicken

3:50 am  
Blogger jared cockman said...

wow. just like grandmom used to make.

6:46 am  
Blogger Matt Armendariz said...

YES YES YES yes yes YES yes yes yes YES YES yes yes YES OH MY GOD yes yes YES yes yes YES yes YESSSS!!!!!



Ok, I'm done now.


:)

9:08 pm  
Blogger shaz said...

there's just something about fired chicken that's unexplainable.

11:30 pm  
Anonymous bea at La tartine gourmande said...

wow, that looks superbe! Buttermilk! Have to try that!! Any white meat can do???

11:10 am  
Blogger Kalyn said...

The photo looks like it could have been Kentucky Fried Chicken, an American favorite take-out place. I bet yours is better.

11:56 am  
Blogger Hageltoast said...

always wondered why what the benefit of buttermilk was, one more food mystery solved, thank you. :)

4:20 pm  
Blogger Bron said...

looks great!
do you deliver?

6:05 pm  

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