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In 1-gallon resealable plastic bag, mix buttermilk,
1 tablespoon onion powder, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon dry mustard,
1 teaspoon cayenne and 1 teaspoon black pepper. Add chicken pieces.
Seal bag, eliminating air. Turn bag to coat chicken evenly.
Refrigerate at least 1 day and up to 2 days, turning plastic bag
Whisk flour, baking powder, garlic powder, remaining
onion powder, 4 teaspoons salt, 3 teaspoons dry mustard, 3 teaspoons
cayenne and 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper in 13 x 9 x 2-inch glass
dish. With marinade still clinging to chicken pieces (do not shake
off excess), add chicken to flour mixture; turn to coat thickly.
Let chicken stand in flour mixture for 1 hour, turning chicken
occasionally to recoat with flour mixture.
Pour oil to depth of 1 1/4 inches into deep 10-
pot. Attach deep-fry thermometer. Heat oil over medium-high heat to
350F. Add 4 pieces of chicken, skinned side down, to oil. Reduce heat
to medium-low and fry 5 minutes, adjusting heat to maintain oil
temperature between 280F and 300F (oil should bubble constantly
around chicken). Using wooden spoons, turn chicken over. Fry 7
minutes. Turn chicken over again. Fry until deep golden brown and
cooked through, about 3 minutes longer. Using same spoons, transfer
chicken to large rack set on baking sheet.
Reheat oil to 350F. Repeat frying with remaining
4 pieces of
chicken. Serve chicken warm or at room temperature within 2 hours,
or chill up to 1 day and serve cold.