Copycat Recipes: Popeye's Famous Fried Chicken... 6 cups vegetable oil or olive oil, for frying 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon salt 2 tablespoons ground white pepper 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 teaspoons paprika 3 eggs 4 pounds frying chicken with skin, cut into pieces, discard backbone or use later for soup
Spicy Extra-Crispy Fried Chicken ~ Chicken is soaked in buttermilk overnight. Dipped in egg wash, then dredged in seasoned flour twice. **Add 1 Tsp baking powder per cup of flour. ***Critical Step : Lay dredged chicken pieces on wire rack & let rest 20-30 minutes, until flour coating appears to be moist. This is what makes the crispest crust.
Copycat Popeye's Spicy Chicken: 3 eggs 1/3 cup water 1 cup hot red pepper sauce (I like Louisiana Hot Sauce....Franks Red Hot Sauce!!) 4 cups flour 2 teaspoon pepper 2 teaspoon paprika 3 teaspoons cayenne pepper 1 quart buttermilk (optional) Salt, Pepper, and Garlic Powder (to taste) 1 (1 to 2 1/2-pound) chicken, cut into pieces Peanut Oil, for frying (see comment section for directions)