National Fried Chicken Day!
There are few things as American (or delicious) as fried chicken, and today on National Fried Chicken Day we want to give it its proper recognition. Fried chicken is an all-timer when it comes to comfort food, as good for your soul as it is for your taste buds. Whether you like hot and spicy or original and mild, we’ve got just thing for you!
Did you know that the Scottish played a major role in the birth of fried chicken? It’s surprisingly true! Scottish immigrants in the Southern states had a tradition of deep-frying chicken in fat. These immigrants often worked, lived, and ate with African slaves, who added some spices and touches of their own to the chicken. Eventually, many of slaves became cooks in the south, where fried chicken first became a staple.
The story begins with James Boswell, who wrote about the Scottish locals eating “fricassee of fowl” in his 1773 journal. Boswell described it as “fried chicken or something like that.” In actuality, he was talking about a dish in Scotland called Friars Chicken, not fried chicken, but this is where the recipe first got its name!
Although the very beginnings of fried chicken may remain a mystery, the first recorded recipe dates back to 1747. In a book titled “The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy” by Hannah Glasse she included a recipe called “To Marinate Chickens.” The book found major success in both the UK and the US Colonies.
Since its humble beginnings, fried chicken has become a foodie favorite. Now, different recipes and variations are popular in countries around the world. Every day is a good day for fried chicken, but especially National Fried Chicken Day. Stop by your local store and pick up our Original or Spicy variety for dinner!
Check out this Juicy Fried Chicken recipe from Blue Top Brand!