Shake & Bake Hop Fried Chicken

Written by Sean Z. Paxton at


Oh yeah! The classic buttermilk fried chicken gone to the hopheads! By making a green buttermilk full of goodness, the chicken is also seasoned and begging for a beer, as both hops and malt are used in this recipe.

Makes: 1 chicken, 8 piece


1 free range organic chicken, washed, dried
1 quart buttermilk
1 bunch fresh thyme , washed, dried and chopped
1 bunch Italian leaf parsley, washed, dried and chopped
6 cloves garlic, peeled
2 tablespoons kosher salt
1 tablespoon black pepper
4 tablespoons Amarillo hop powder*

2 cups all-purpose flour, unbleached
1 cup malt flour (favorite brewers malt ground fine into a powder)
2 teaspoons kosher salt
2 teaspoons Amarillo hop powder*

6-10 cups vegetable shortening or lard

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