To properly celebrate national Fried chicken day let’s start at the beginning. The term Fried chicken was initially recorded in the 1830’s, yes that long ago!
Fried chicken was traced to Scottish and West African cuisine. The Scottish brought their Fried chicken traditions to the southern states along with West African spices, soon Fried chicken was seen all over American cookbooks starting in the 1860s and still popular today. Fried chicken was an expensive delicacy up until World War II, but thanks to mass production techniques, we’re now able to indulge ourselves on the cheap in almost any city in the world.
Fried chicken is a dish consisting of floured chicken, battered and then pan-fried or deep-fried. Breading the chicken adds a crisp to the skin of the chicken. The trick to cooking the best Fried chicken may seem hard to achieve, but some of the best homemade recipes will tell you the secret comes down to your flour and spice preparation.
Reasons why Fried chicken is so loved and popular?
It started with very humble beginnings, did you know that slaves generated independent cashflow by selling fried chicken? Chickens were the only animal slaves were allowed to own and raise. Today Fried chicken forms as a culinary staple in our homes and favorite restaurants.
We can eat Fried chicken any way we want to, there are no rules that dictate how we eat our Fried chicken. We can eat it with utensils, on bread or simply with our hands.
Theres so many ways to eat Fried chicken, so many varieties and so many spices. It can be as spicy or simple as you want it. Theres so many ways to fry it and to make it crispy it really is up to you.
Activities for national Fried chicken day
Fried chicken is defined as comfort food, often the recipes are passed down by family members and cooked and shared in family gatherings. Fried chicken was always supposed to be shared, with family, friends and coworkers.Fried chicken is truly versatile, just make sure you bring plenty of plates and napkins because everyone will want a piece.
When you have the right spice you can easily make it yourself. Hit the kitchen and serve your results by inviting friends and family over. You can even make it a potluck, your friends can bring their own side dishes to partner with your Fried chicken. It will probably be the best potluck in history and your friends will love you for it.
Everyone has a different recipe for Fried chicken, best way to test who has the best is with a friendly competition. Have your friends and family bring over their best chicken recipe and have a judge taste them all and decide who wins. Not only does everyone get to enjoy a fun day filled with Fried chicken but at the end when your chicken wins you will have bragging rights!
National Fried chicken day is celebrated everywhere, check with your local newsletter and neighborhood to see what events are going on near you. Meet with other Fried chicken lovers and exchange recipes and ideas. You can gather with your neighborhood to plan fun events all summer long. National fried chicken day doesn’t have to be only one day. You can eat Fried chicken all year long, comfort food is there to make us feel better and to make us feel closer to our friends and family.
Some of the best ways to celebrate this national day for chicken lovers is so simple you can do it all month long. Make your summer even better by adding fried chicken to your brunch, lunch or dinner recipes. It truly is a versatile dish.
Order our FOWL LANGUAGE FLOUR AND SEASONING BLEND to make the best homemade Fried chicken. Some of the best cooks will tell you the key to achieving the crispiest Fried chicken comes down to your seasoning and spice preparation.
Heres a list of fried chicken combinations to make your day even better:
- Fried chicken with gravy
- Fried chicken sandwiches
- Classic fried chicken with sides
- Fried chicken and biscuits
- Fried chicken and waffles