07/06/2016 12:32 am ET Updated Feb 19, 2018

The Fried Chicken Recipes You Want And Need

There's more than one way to fry a chicken.

We know that all fried chicken recipes are essentially the same — breaded or battered chicken that’s been fried to golden perfection — but you still need more than one because the details are what matter. It’s the subtle variations in ingredients and technique that make each recipe unique. One recipe may add a hint of sage, another may require a 24-hour buttermilk bath and then there are the ones served on top of waffles. Yum.

The way we see it, this gives us just the excuse we need to make and eat more fried chicken — because we have to try them all, right? We gathered together 10 great fried chicken recipes that are all unique (read: must-try meals) in their own, subtle way.