While we're all for eating healthy and counting calories, sometimes nothing satisfies our cravings like some crispy-fried wings served with homestyle sides such as waffles and mashed potatoes. Thankfully, fried chicken is currently enjoying a renaissance in America.
We know, you think your mom makes the best fried chicken out there. Nostalgia and hometown bias aside, though, many of us are also very opinionated about our favorite fried chicken joints outside of our own childhood kitchens.
Summer is meant for fried chicken, first love, long walks, skinny dipping, music in the park, sunburned noses, berry tarts and vanilla ice cream. Here is my recipe for fried chicken, perfected after all day and night in my test kitchen.