I mean ... buttermilk, cayenne, paprika, salt, pepper ... maybe the usual herbs ... occasionally parmesan cheese... tasty, sure ... but a bit boring.
An article on SF restaurants serving fried chicken has me obsessed with the idea of using sweet bread like King’s Hawaiian bread for the coating ... maybe with a touch of cinnamon in the seasoning. In a web search someone used pretzels for breading ... others saltines, melba toast or Ritz crackers.
One restaurant has a Caribbean-based version with habanero, green onion, lime juice, and cilantro/parsley. It got me thinking chipotle powder might be a nice addition for a spicy breading. In a different direction, I’m thinking lavender might be nice or maybe smoked sea salt.
Somebody else marinates the chicky in lime like cerviche to tenderize the meat. Ok, this recipe uses buttermilk, but the chicken is brined in sweet tea.
Anyway some different ideas like using rice flour (mochiko) for the batter or rice oil for frying.
Interesting factoid from the Chron article “many believe that it was brought to the American South by Scottish immigrants”.
Never would have associated it with Scotland.
Anyway, I’m thinking of actually cooking. Probably will go with the Hawaiian bread crumbs Any different ideas for fried chicken? Maybe something at a restaurant or something you created/
Here’s the article with recipes at the end.
A few different recipes
Kudzu fried chicken with other kudzu recipes ... if you got it, eat it
Greek Marinated Fried Chicken (uses juniper berries in marinade)
A few old Chowhound Fried Chicken posts:
(someone mentions using lemon Kool-Aid in the seasoning .. better yet ... lemon zest)
Fried chicken without buttermilk?
(suggests coconut milk & curry)