Austin Leslie’s Fried Chicken with Persillade Recipe

Austin Leslie

Austin Leslie

Austin Leslie Fried Chicken

Austin Leslie Fried Chicken

1 ¼ Cups Peanut Oil for frying

1 3-3 ½ lb Fryer cut up (see above)

Salt and Black Pepper

1 Egg, lightly beaten

1 cup Evaporated Milk

1 cup Water

½ Cup flour


4 Tbl fresh minced garlic

4 Tbl fresh minced parsley

Dill Pickle Slices

Heat oil in a cast iron skillet to 350º F, the oil should come about halfway up the sides of the skillet. Adjust the amount in accordance with the skillet size. Combine garlic and parsley (persillade) in small mixing bowl and set aside.

Wash chicken pieces in cool water, pat dry with paper towels and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk egg, evaporated milk and water. Season with salt and pepper. Place flour in a separate bowl. One piece at a time, starting with heaviest pieces, dip chicken into egg wash, squeeze, dip into flour and place gently in skillet. Do not overcrowd skillet.

Maintain temperature of 350º F. Use tongs and long fork to turn chicken often for 7-8 minutes. Remove chicken from oil with tongs, pierce with fork and squeeze. Place chicken back in oil approximately 7 to 8 minutes. Chicken is done when no longer hissing and juices run clear. Remove from oil and place on paper towels to drain. Immediately top with a sprinkle of garlic and parsley mixture. Continue until all the chicken is cooked.

Garnish each piece with a slice of dill pickle.

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