Sometimes a dish is so ridiculous you have to give it a go. This is one of those times.
For anyone reading in the US, or Asia for that matter, the idea of fried chicken for breakfast won't sound so ridiculous, but over here in the UK it's simply unheard of. Sticking it in a scone (a biscuit for our transatlantic cousins) adding some cheese and some fried onions just takes it to whole new levels of crazy. My kind of crazy.
I found this whilst browsing the 19 best breakfast sandwiches on Serious Eats. All the way through I kept thinking how great the sandwiches looked compared to our boring (albeit tasty) offerings over here. This one particularly caught my eye though, mainly due to my fried chicken fetish.
I've made buttermilk biscuits and fried chicken before. I used the prior biscuit recipe but decided to spice the chicken up a bit and as I sit here with slightly tingling lips from the chili (I've not hung around before blogging) I think it was a wise move.
So how does it taste? Pretty much as you'd expect it to really. Like a KFC that's been given the fairground burger van treatment, cheese slice and browned onions style. Damn tasty, but I did feel a bit dirty whacking all that down having only been up 45 minutes. I guess you can eat it whatever time of the day you please though.
Buttermilk Biscuit, Fried Chicken, Cheese and Fried Onions
2 Chicken Breasts
1 1/2 medium onions
200ml of buttermilk
Pinch of thyme
1 cup flour
1 ts garlic powder
1 ts chili powder
1 ts white pepper
1 ts salt
1 portion of biscuit recipe, here
2 cheese slices
The night before eating finely slice half an onion, place in the buttermilk with the pinch of thyme and stick the chicken in to marinade. It tenderises the chicken (not that a chicken breast isn't tender) and adds a lovely faint onion and thyme taste to it.
In the morning the first thing to do is make biscuits, instead of cutting into 4 though shape into a pair the right size for chicken breasts.
Whilst the biscuits are cooking slice the remaining onion and fry on a low heat for about 15 minutes, till brown and sticky.
Heat 1.5cm of oil in a frying pan to about 160 C.
In a big bowl or bag mix the flour with the garlic, chili, pepper and salt. Remove the chicken from the marinade, scraping off the excess, and dump it into the flour mixture, coating well. Fry for 5 minutes on the first side followed by 4-5 minutes on the second side until golden. Drain well on kitchen paper.
Split your biscuit, place one chicken breasts on the bottom piece followed by a cheese slice, half the browned onions and then the top.
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