Who can resist a double dipped buttermilk-battered and fried piece of chicken. Add a Kaiser roll and a topping of Jalapeño and pickled onion slaw and you’ve got a superstar sandwich.
What’s your favorite quick fix sandwich? Me, I take a slice of white sandwich bread, slather it with a good smear of Miracle Whip, put on one slice of bologna, a leaf of ice burg lettuce and top with another slice of sandwich bread. (Sorry, not sorry) Voila, you have the sandwich of my youth.
Growing up in the middle of Kansas, I didn’t have the luxury of a New York Deli just round the corner, so experimenting with exotic sandwiches is always fun for me.
Take this one I found in the latest issue of Saveur Magazine. Fried Chicken, on a sandwich, with a crunch of zesty slaw … just the right balance of moistness, crunch, flavor and excitement.
- 1 cup buttermilk
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 2 oz boneless skinless chicken breasts, 4-.
- 2¼ tsp . plus ½ cup red wine vinegar
- 1 tsp . Dijon mustard
- 2 tbsp . olive oil
- 1 small red onion thinly sliced
- 2 cups thinly sliced green cabbage
- 2 tbsp . minced parsley
- 2 jalapeños stemmed, seeded, and thinly sliced
- 1 cup flour
- ½ tsp . cayenne
- Canola oil for frying
- 2 ciabatta or Kaiser rolls halved lengthwise
Whisk buttermilk, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Add chicken and toss to coat; cover with plastic wrap and chill 1 hour.
Whisk 2¼ tsp. vinegar, the mustard, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. While whisking, slowly drizzle in olive oil until vinaigrette is emulsified; set aside. Stir remaining ½ cup vinegar and the onion in a bowl; let sit 5 minutes, then drain, discarding vinegar. Add onion, along with the cabbage, parsley, jalapeños, salt, and pepper, to bowl with reserved vinaigrette; toss to combine. Cover slaw with plastic wrap and chill until ready to assemble sandwiches.
Whisk flour, cayenne, salt, and pepper in a shallow bowl. Heat 2" canola oil in a 6-qt. saucepan until a deep-fry thermometer reads 325°. Working with one chicken breast at a time, dip chicken in flour mixture, shaking off excess. Then dip in buttermilk and, once again, in flour. Fry chicken, flipping once, until golden and cooked through, about 8 minutes, or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the breast reads 165°. Transfer chicken to paper towels to drain; season with salt. To assemble sandwiches, place chicken on bottoms of rolls; top with coleslaw and tops of rolls.
Looking for more scrumptious sandwich ideas? How about this one that will feed a crowd:
Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich with Jalapeño Slaw…It’s what’s for Dinner.