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quick help on buttermilk

char buddychar buddy Posts: 562
edited 4:46AM in EggHead Forum
I've decided to soak my chicken wings in buttermilk before doing the Chef R.D. Hot Wings tonight. Problem is I have never done a butter milk soak before. Anybody got any quick advice on what to do? I have 15 to 20 wings and a quart of buttermilk?[p]


  • RRPRRP Posts: 17,353
    char buddy, my wifey has been doing the buttermilk soak for years and years before frying chicken and it's just a matter of soaking the chicken pieces. Nothing scientific, and yes it does make a difference.
    Dunlap, IL
  • Buttermilk will give it a smoother flavor & tenderize the meat.

  • char buddy, Hey,, buttermilk is my invention. Yall keep using it and never even call it K.O.Cbuttermilk. :) Just foolin wid yall. It is a great thing. You saw what it does for my grandmother.:)

  • SundownSundown Posts: 2,938
    King-O-Coals,[p]Kin we see dat picture of your Grandma again???! Please!

  • Granny.jpg
    <p />Okay, just to prove it,, here is the pic of my grandmother again for you newbies. She is 92 years old now and she uses buttermilk as a morning face wash. JJ always gets mad when I show her, but I understand that he has started washing his face with buttermilk in the morning if no one is watching. :) Just kidding JJ. I know buttermilk is miraculous, but it has it's limitations in rejuvenation abilities.

  • char buddy,[p]Thanks to all you helped out a needy ma. I did Chef RD's wings after months of looking at GFW's pics of same. I soaked the 30 drum and winglettes in 2 cups of buttermilk for a couple of hours. [p]I treated the buttermilk soak like a brine. So when the wings came out of the soaks, I rinsed the buttermilk off and dried them. Then I followed the Chef's recipe, which I had to make a milk and egg wash and re-soak the wings briefly before dredging them through the Chef's dry mixture. I am wondering if I can just dredge'em after I take'em out of the first buttermilk soak. [p]I was curious to see what the buttermilk and bread-like crust did to the texture. Would the wings turn out more moist with a nicer texture? Answer. The wings were great. Nice crunchy crust, tender and great texture. I plan on trying this recipe with boneless breasts next time and get the Chef's version of chicken tenders.
  • char buddy , you rinsed the buttermilk off???? You ruined it. Send them to me after you cook them and I will throw them out for you. :) No, actually the buttermilk on the wings is a slightly thick(runny pancake batter thickness) paste full of seasonings in my method. I just lift them out of the goop and let the excess drip from between my fingers, and throw them on the grill. Of course, I have a small mesh stainless grill surface so they won't fall through. Much easier than placing them individually. Did I mention I can throw peeled, devaned, and seasoned, shrimp on that grate also? Kinda like stir-frying on the grill, or stir-smoking.

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