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Old 07-16-2008, 10:00 AM   #1
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Chicken In Buttermilk

I heard that soaking chicken in Buttermilk over night adds flavor to the bird...Is this true, and is over night too long??

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Old 07-16-2008, 10:02 AM   #2
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Yes, it's true. No, overnight is not too long. It's often done for fried chicken.
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Old 07-16-2008, 10:05 AM   #3
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That's waht I was planning on doing, but I misread the recipie, I ws supposed to leave it overnight in a brine, then put it in buttermilk before breading. I was afraid over night would be too long.

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Old 07-16-2008, 11:19 AM   #4
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I have left boneless skinless breasts in buttermilk for 3 days and they were fine. On the 4th day I marinated in a teriyaki/pineapple/white wine/garlic/ginger mixture. They were the most tender I have ever had!
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Old 07-16-2008, 12:15 PM   #5
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Buttermilk is one of the only types of marinade that does, in fact, tenderize meat.
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Old 07-21-2008, 12:49 PM   #6
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once I started making my fried chicken with buttermilk I havent been able to make it any other way since! I season my buttermilk with crushed rosemary and spices and let it soak overnight! Perfect everytime IMO.... :)
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Old 07-21-2008, 07:04 PM   #7
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i jus dump in som milk when i fryer it
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Old 10-18-2008, 11:01 AM   #8
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I'm bringing this thread up again, as I was just watching 'Everyday Food', on PBS. They were marinating chicken breast-bone in. I've always done this - just because. Mom did it, grandma did it. Mom always said she loved buttermilk. I buy a quart just for the chicken and threaten to drink the little bit leftover, but for some reason have never been able to. I just can't get past the thought of a sour tasting milk. So the remainder usually gets dumped after sitting about a week in the fridge.
Can someone even try to give me an idea of the taste? I love sour cream, and love flavored yogurts, cottage cheese and mozzerella, which I think all have a somewhat sour/tart taste.
I'm in the mood to make some chicken again, after watching the show, but again there's the issue of the leftover milk.
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Old 10-18-2008, 03:45 PM   #9
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Make some biscuits with it to go along with your fried chicken!
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Old 10-18-2008, 04:57 PM   #10
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...or a buttermilk ranch dressing.

I don't like buttermilk but I like things made with buttermilk. It's a flavor I can't describe - it's certainly not like "soured" i.e, has turned bad, milk...it's...well....there's a technical term............oh yea....it's ick!
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