In an effort to bring the world food as it was in the 18th century, YouTuber Jonathan Townsend has recreated fried chicken using an old English recipe from 1736.
Sourced from Nathan Bailey’s Dictionarium Domesticum, the preparation differs from present-day fried chicken in virtually every way, though the results look the same. Instead of a typical buttermilk-based marinade, this recipe involves a three hour soak in lemon juice and malt vinegar, and replacing wet and dry breading with a single-step application of flour and white wine.
As for the frying itself, is is believed that lard or or clarified butter were typically used in place of vegetable oil.
Check out the recipe below.