Blue Corn Fried Chicken and Potatoes

Blue Corn Fried Chicken and Potatoes

1 chicken, cut up (3-4 lb.)
3 cups buttermilk
peanut oil for frying
salt and pepper
3 cups flour, season w/ salt and pepper
4 large eggs mix with 2 tbl. water
2 cups blue cornmeal, season w/ salt & pepper

1 cup honey
2 tablespoons ancho chile powder

2 pounds red bliss potatoes, boiled — skin on
3 tablespoons butter
1 cup buttermilk
4 cloves roasted garlic, smashed into paste
1/2 cup cooked bacon, crumbled
salt and pepper

For the Chicken: Place chicken in a large baking dish, add buttermilk, turn to coat. Cover and place in refrigerator for at least 4 hours. Heat 1-inch of the peanut oil in a cast iron skillet to 350ºF. Remove the chicken from the buttermilk, pat dry and season with salt and pepper. Dip each piece of chicken in the flour and pat off excess. Dip in the eggs then cornmeal.

Slowly add the chicken pieces to the hot pan skin-side down in batches. Cover the skillet and reduce the heat to medium high and cook for 7 minutes, remove the cover, turn the chicken over and continue to cook for 6 to 7 minutes. Drain on paper towels and transfer to a platter. Drizzle with the Ancho Honey Sauce.

For the Ancho Honey Sauce: Mix all ingredients together until blended.

For the Buttermilk-Bacon Potatoes: Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and smash, don’t puree. Yield: 4 servings.


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