Chefs Picks: Fried Chicken

Martha Lou's

Chefs Picks tracks down what a pros are eating as well as in progress from seashore to coast.

Memorial Day is coming, as well as with it, picnics to kick off summer hopefully with crisp, golden boiled chicken. We asked chefs across a nation for their go-to bird suggestions, both homemade as well as during restaurants from seashore to coast.

Martha Lous Kitchen, Charleston, S.C.
At a ripe age of 34, Henry Han of Bachour Bakery + Bistro in Miami has already seen most of a world. He was born in Lima, Peru, to a Colombian father as well as Peruvian mother, prepared in Boston, afterwards lerned in Miami before taking off for England, Spain, Thailand as well as Singapore. His a one preferred boiled duck in all a universe is during Martha Lous in Charleston, S.C. It was a absolute best square of boiled duck Ive ever tasted an immaculately seasoned, frail break upon a outward as well as ridiculously luscious as well as proposal inside, he explains. The breast paired perfectly with a smoky acidity of a collard greens as well as a ultra-cheesy mac. To top it off, Martha Lou was actually a one in progress it, that done me even happier. He is in good company: Martha Lous Kitchen was declared a No. 1 best mark for boiled duck by Top 5 Restaurants.

Blue Plate

Blue Plate, San Francisco
When Souvla chef Tony Cervone isnt slow-roasting his own birds during his Greek sandwich shop, he heads to circuitously Blue Plate. you love a smoked jalapeno buttermilk ranch-ish dressing it is served with, how proposal a duck is as well as how crunchy a boiled outward is.

Sweet Tea Chicken

Homemade Sweet-Tea Fried Chicken
Though he right away functions during Manzanita in Lake Tahoe, Calif., Texas local Ryan Dawson dreams of Southern-style boiled chicken. His a one preferred chronicle combines a beloved Southern summer splash with some Lone Star State spice: sweet-tea boiled chicken, ideally served with spicy coleslaw, boiled jalapenos, boiled pickles as well as jalapeno honey. The bird is cooking in buttermilk as well as homemade lemon-spritzed sweet tea, afterwards breaded as well as thrown in to a fryer. My mother used to have a own homemade sweet tea outward in a sun during a summer, says Dawson, job it a family tradition as well as childhood a one preferred that you enjoyed while growing up.

Reddi Rooster

Reddi Rooster, Stamford, Conn.
Since relocating away from Stamford, Conn., Stephanie Izard, chef-partner during Girl & a Goat in Chicago, has done an indelible mark upon a American culinary scene. She won Top Chef. Her grill Girl & a Goat was nominated Best New Restaurant by a James Beard Foundation in 2011, as well as two years after she took home a Beard award for Best Chef Great Lakes. Still, her best-loved boiled duck comes from her hometown, during Reddi Rooster. Its still my a one preferred boiled duck to this day, she says. Its just so good, as well as they make use of Lawrys Seasoning Salt. you used to go upon Sundays as well as sequence boiled duck with fries as well as a Diet Coke.

Piri Piri Chicken

Homemade Piri Piri Chicken
Like Dawsons, Chef David Santos selected duck variation comes from his mother. Mama Santos cooking her ornithology a night before with salt, pepper as well as possibly old wine or piri piri. In a morning, she simply floured as well as boiled it as well as let it cool. For his Portuguese family, says Santos, trips to a beach were a must. Every weekend, theyd pack up a car as well as a duck as well as conduct to Sandy Hook in New Jersey. We ate it [fried chicken] in a late afternoon as you enjoyed a sun as well as fishing as well as just simply growing up with a ocean as part of a lives, he adds.

For more good duck ideas, check out theTop 5 Fried Chicken Dishes in America.