The Smith's Chicken-Fried Chicken Skins

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The Smith's Chicken-Fried Chicken Skins
Fried chicken skins
Diana Emiko

Fried chicken skins

Executive chef Brian Ellis of New York City's The Smith says of this insanely decadent recipe, "Every Wednesday, we serve fried chicken as our blue plate special and It's really popular. Everyone raves about the crispy skin, so we decided to add it in snack form to our daily menu as a little teaser for our fried chicken."

4
Servings
612
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound chicken skin
  • 4 Cups buttermilk
  • 1 Tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 Teaspoon cracked pepper
  • 3 bay leaves
  • Flour, for dredging

Directions

Scrap excess fat off of the chicken skins. Marinate in the refrigerator for 24 hours in buttermilk, salt, pepper, and bay leaves. Remove from fridge after 24 hours, and dredge in flour. Deep-fry at 350 degrees, then season with salt.

Chicken Shopping Tip

Buy whole chickens and ask the butcher to quarter them for you. You will save an average of $5 per pound, or more.

Chicken Cooking Tip

Allow meat to rest for at least ten minutes before slicing into it; otherwise, the juices will leak out.

Chicken Wine Pairing

Pinot noir, gamay, merlot, zinfandel, carménère, pinotage, or grenache with grilled, roasted, or other simply cooked chicken; chardonnay, pinot gris/grigio, pinot blanc, or chenin blanc with chicken in cream or light tomato sauce or with chicken crêpes or croquettes; sauvignon blanc or sémillon with fried chicken; viognier with spiced chicken dishes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
52g
81%
Sugar
12g
N/A
Saturated Fat
15g
75%
Cholesterol
129mg
43%
Protein
19g
39%
Carbs
16g
5%
Vitamin A
103µg
11%
Vitamin B12
1µg
21%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
11.3%
Vitamin C
3mg
4%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.4mg
2.2%
Vitamin K
2µg
2%
Calcium
299mg
30%
Fiber
0.4g
1.6%
Folate (food)
16µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
16µg
4%
Iron
0.8mg
4.7%
Magnesium
39mg
10%
Monounsaturated
22g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
16%
Phosphorus
331mg
47%
Polyunsaturated
10g
N/A
Potassium
520mg
15%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
24.6%
Sodium
844mg
35%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
8.9%
Trans
0.3g
N/A
Zinc
2mg
12%

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