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Old 09-24-2004, 04:55 PM   #21
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I've been told that the best "brine" for frying chicken is buttermilk. Since I can only improve in this particular dish, I have noticed a definite upswing in my attempts.
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Old 09-24-2004, 05:05 PM   #22
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I ended up keeping them in the buttermilk until the NEXT night for dinner - the texture was still good - they really got fat!!! LOL I was told that this is how Steak and Ale does their chicken breasts - the results were pretty much the same texture so it may very well be. I LOVE their rosemary chicken - maybe next time I'll throw in some rosemary stalks.
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Old 09-24-2004, 05:19 PM   #23
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Kitchenelf, do you use salt in your buttermilk?
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No, it was just straight buttermilk.

But like I said, next time I'm putting rosemary stalks in!!!
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Old 09-25-2004, 09:06 AM   #25
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That is probably why you are able to keep it in the liquid for so long. It is not really a brine if there is no salt. I think just buttermilk would probably be considered a marinade instead of a brine.
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Old 09-25-2004, 10:45 AM   #26
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Hey mudbug, try tossing some dried chilies into the buttermilk. It give the chicken a really great flavour.
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Old 09-27-2004, 06:25 PM   #27
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Hey everyone thank you all so much for the great help !! :)

I am sorry for being away for so long ( too busy with my sister-- she's in town and I'm so happy to have her over). I can't wait to try brine my chicken breasts now!! So I'll go with 2 hours only, season and grill, yum!

Thanks alot once again!
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Moonlight, let us know how it turns out :)
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