Chef Todd Richards Visits The Daily Meal and Shares His Top Five Tips for Great Fried Chicken

Guests had a chance to sample offerings from Richards’ highly anticipated fried chicken restaurant

Chef Todd Richards Visits The Daily Meal and Shares His Top Five Tips for Great Fried Chicken

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Kristen Hom

For Chef Todd Richards, executive chef of White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails in downtown Atlanta, great fried chicken is no accident. Richards tells The Daily Meal, “People assume that fried chicken is a casual endeavor, but fried chicken is really one of the most sophisticated and difficult techniques to do correctly.”

A Sneak Peek

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A look at chef Richards’ The Daily Meal special pop-up menu. These offerings and more will be available at Richards’ Southern Fried, opening this year.

Some Opening Remarks

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Colman Andrews introduces chef Richards and welcomes The Daily Meal guests to the event.

Finishing Touches

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Richards offers guests a taste of his homemade Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce and garnergirls pickles to accompany his chicken offerings.

Hot Off the Pan

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Richards’ award-winning fried chicken made with Springer Mountain Farms chicken cooling down before being served to guests.

Hot and Ready

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Hot and Classic fried chicken, ready to be made into sandwiches.

Put the Drink Down

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This handy guide told guests everything they needed to create their own hot chicken sandwiches.

The Perfect Chicken Sandwich

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Guests lined up to build their own sandwiches according to chef Richards’ guidelines.

A Closer Look

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A completed hot chicken sandwich featuring Springer Mountain Farms chicken, pimento cheese, and chow-chow.

An Oldie, but Goodie

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Richards whips up homemade coleslaw for guests to enjoy with his chicken.

More Cheese, Please

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Chef Richards’ Broccoli & Cheese Porridge, a side that will be featured on the menu of his new restaurant.

A Sweet Ending

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Guests ended their night with a taste of this banana pudding with pastry cream, bourbon, and wafers.