Southern Fried Jerk ChickenPublished Nov 29, 2004
- 1-Cup Buttermilk
- ⅔ cup Red Stripe Beer
- 8 Drumsticks
- 1 cup yellow Cornmeal
- 1 Cup all Purpose Flour
- ½ cup cornstarch
- ½ cup Dry Jerk Seasoning
- 1 Tablespoon Paprika
- 2 Tablespoon salt
- 2 tablespoons black pepper
- Vegetable or Peanut Oil for frying
- Combine the Red Stripe Beer and Cup Buttermilk in a large glass bowl.
- Add Chicken to the bowl and marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
- Combine the flour, cornmeal, jerk seasoning, cornstarch, paprika, salt and pepper in a bowl. Mix to combine.
- Drain the chicken and discard the marinade.
- Toss the Chicken lightly one at a time to coat them. You can use a zip lock bag with the breading mixture to do this.
- Place the breaded chicken on a large baking sheet lined with wax paper. Be sure they do not touch each other. Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- Pour oil in 2-3 inch deep skillet. Heat oil to approx 355f (check with frying thermometer).
- Add the chicken 2 at a time. Fry each for about 4 minutes on each side or until they are golden brown
- Remove each piece of chicken and place on paper towel to drain oil. Transfer to an oven safe platter once oil is drained.
- Place in an oven set at 200f to keep warm. Once all the chicken is cooked, it is best to serve immediately.
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This is just fried chicken with commercially packaged jerk seasoning, real jerk season is wet so i would recommend you get that and add it to the marinade
this Recipe is great, I tried it and they came out WAY BETTER THEN any restaurant or store bought chicken THANK YOU!
What if you dont drink beer(Muslim) what other way can you fry the chicken I love southern fry chicken.
Hi, this reply is for (Keisha), As salaamu Alakium, I am also muslim woman who doesn't drink alcohol. To answer your question, you can substitute the Red Stripe with Odouls, non-alcoholic beverage which can be purchased at supermarket, such as shop rite and pathmark. I will give that same effect. Insha'Allah
Tyrone Kelso the original Jerk seasoning is DRY ask any original Master. I have the secret recipe given to me by my uncle pass down from generation in Jamaica. He omit one ingredient though he asked me to leave the kitchen because he say a chef never give away all their secret. I just guesse what it was and add it. He showed me how to make Jerk seasoning over 35 years ago.