Hello again, savvy savers! Tonight finds us with a new book review, and this time its Fried chicken: Recipes for the Crispy, Crunchy, Comfort-Food Classic by Rebecca Lang.
So, why this book? What’s so awesome about this book, is that the author speaks to the nner chicken lover in us all. In Fried Chicken with a very simple goal of showcasing different types of fried chicken and does a beautiful job with it. While John Lee’s decadent, sensual photography of the chickens is enough to make you want to want to seek out fried chicken as soon as possible. Lang’s recipes and tips really make you believe that you can craft some amazing fried chicken. I grew up mostly eating one kind of fried chicken, but I love many kinds of fried chicken especially Korean and of course classic Southern fried chicken. I appreciate that Fried Chicken not only gives lots of recipes for different varieties of fried chicken but also does as great job of explaining the basics for preparing and cooking chicken.
Fried chicken cookery is smartly divided in three main sections for the recipes, skillet fried, deep fried and combination fried. In the skillet fried section, we are treated to recipes ranging from pickle-brined thighs to sorghum pecan skillet chicken. The deep fired chicken section features recipes such as Coca-cola slathered wings, Tennessee Hot chicken and Korean-style fried chicken with gouchujang sauce.
Despite the fact that most cultures loving share sort of variation on fried chicken, and why not? It’s delicious, chicken is certainly cheaper than many other kinds of meat and it’s fun to make. I can’t wait to use this book to try sauces and even different frying techniques. After years of eating my family’s fried chicken dare I get a cast iron skillet? If any book could convince me to venture into the land of cast iron it would be this book.
Fried Chicken would be a great book for all the chicken lovers and foodies in your life.
This is an awesome book.
Please note, this book was received as a review copy, but all opinions are my own. Thank you!