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Preparation Time : 6
Cook Time : 35
Total Time : 41
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1.5kg mixed chicken pieces, bone in (see note)
1 1/2 cups plain flour
Vegetable oil, for deep-frying
Oven-baked chips and gravy, to serve
Make Not-so Secret Seasoning: Place celery salt, garlic powder, thyme, basil, oregano, mustard powder, paprika, ginger, salt and pepper in a screw-top jar (see note). Secure lid. Shake well to combine.
Place 1 tablespoon of the seasoning into a large snap-lock bag. Add buttermilk and chicken. Seal bag. Massage chicken to coat evenly in marinade. Refrigerate overnight to allow flavours to develop.
Drain chicken, discarding marinade. Set chicken aside for 15 minutes.
Whisk eggs in a shallow bowl. Combine flour and remaining seasoning in a separate shallow bowl. Coat chicken pieces in flour mixture, shaking off excess. Dip in egg, shaking off excess. Return to flour mixture, tossing to coat. Shake excess flour mixture from chicken and place on a plate.
Pour enough oil into a large saucepan or wok to come 8cm up the side. Heat over medium-high heat (oil should reach 165ºC). Deep-fry chicken, in batches, turning, for 8 to 12 minutes or until chicken is deep golden brown and cooked through. Using a slotted spoon, transfer chicken to paper towel to drain.
Serve chicken with chips and gravy.
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