Perhaps the only thing better than having a good Southern cook make fried chicken for you is having her show you how to make it yourself. Chef Eve Felder, of The Culinary Institute of America, grew up in Charleston , South Carolina , where she ate fried chicken every Sunday. In our videos, Felder shows how to marinate, batter, and pan-fry chicken to crispy perfection.
When frying chicken, it's important to look out not just for visual cues (such as a brown, crispy-looking exterior) but also audible ones: In the videos, you'll hear what chicken sounds like frying in oil that's just the right temperature. If the oil bubbles too aggressively, your chicken might burn, but if it's not hot enough, then the chicken can soak up too much oil and get greasy (you'll know the oil temperature is too low if you don't hear crackling).Read More »from Around the World in 80 Dishes: Classic Fried Chicken