The Ultimate Fried Chicken – original recipe from Tyler Florence and updated by adding my special Caribbean touch. Wow! That sounds interesting! You know I had to put my special touch on this recipe.
I have tried a few fried chicken recipes, and this one by far is one of my favorites. I am not sure if I said this before, but I enjoy trying out Tyler’s recipes because he is not afraid of using bold flavors.
I will never get tired of saying that! Tyler is a great chef not only because of his cooking but also in my opinion because he makes everything seems very easy and delicious. Have you ever watch him cooked on television? Not too many chefs on TV can look comfortable in a strange a kitchen like Tyler. It is almost like an actor/actresses who make you believe that they are the actual character.
Like one of my favorite actor, Johnny Depp, who was born to play Captain Jack Sparro. I honestly believe that no one else can play it better. Actors such as Jack Nicholson, and Denzel Washington (my soul mate in my next life – LOL) is so comfortable in many roles they play that they make you forget who they are. I know I did not mention any women, but we are talking about guys, the human male species women can’t live without. Okay, please don’t frown now! It is true. LOL
On a serious note, I love cooking and I enjoy watching great chefs cooking on TV and in person if I’m ever lucky. A poultry dish such as Fried Chicken that everyone can cook can also be a nightmare. Remember the other day when I shared the post about cleaning meat. This dish is the perfect scenario where you want your meat cleaned. AND (big caps here)! Well marinated or seasoned. If not you will taste chicken with oil. Not a good taste.
The differences between the two recipes are meat cleaning, marinating time, chicken bouillon, and oil. I cleaned my chicken with lime, rinsed with cold water and pat dry well. I then marinate the chicken for about an hour or so in lemon juice, chicken bouillon and a few drops of Habanero hot sauce. With Tyler’s recipe, the chicken is fried in peanut oil, but I used vegetable oil. So just a small difference or variation and my Caribbean side are happy.
Enjoy my updated version of The Ultimate Fried Chicken by Tyler Florence.