This Is How Fried Chicken Was Made In The 18th Century


We’ve been in love with fried chicken since the time we knew how to walk. Beneath the layer of extra crispy, beautifully-seasoned skin is a juicy piece of poultry that’s waiting to be chomped upon. In the (hopefully) unlikely event that we were somehow marooned back in the 18th century, we need a way to make our beloved fried chicken with very limited technology.

Luckily, Jas. Townsend and Son, Inc., a group known for accurately  recreating things from the 18th century, has just the recipe for some old-school fried chicken. They dug up a centuries-old method of making fried chicken from a historic recipe book they found.

Check out the video while we shop for some of the ingredients we need to make this.

By Peter Pham

Pete's favorite foods include pizza, tacos and pretty much any kind of breakfast. He'll usually snap a photo or two while his food cools down.

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