Elwood: It’s a hundred and six miles to Chicago, we’ve got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark, and we’re wearing sunglasses.
Jake: Hit it.
The Blues Brother’s Funky Chicken Recipe (from mealsmatter.org)
10 Chicken thighs, boned
8 Garlic cloves, chopped
4 sprigs Thyme, chopped
1 tblsp. Tabasco sauce (or less)
3 c. Buttermilk
2 c. Ice
2 c. All-purpose flour
1/2 c. Cornmeal
1 tsp. Black pepper
2 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Paprika
Canola oil for frying
Mix the garlic, thyme, tabasco, buttermilk, and ice cubes in a bowl.
Cover the chicken with the buttermilk mixture and set aside.
Mix the flour, corn meal, salt, pepper, and paprika.
In a large, cast-iron skillet heat canola oil (about 1 1/2 inches deep) to 360F-370F.
Dredge each piece of chicken in the flour mixture. Shake off excess flour and dip into the buttermilk mixture again, then into the flour. Repeat two more times until well-coated.
Lay the chicken in the hot oil without crowding or touching. Fry for about 10 mins., turning until all sides are golden brown.