If there could be any benefit at all to having a sore-as-hell leg and a slight percocet haze, it would be having Victor home to cook and look after me.

It is no secret that I am the worlds worst patient.  I want to be left alone and not bothered until I feel well enough to join the human race.  But even I have to eat.  And Victor knows how to feed me!

Early this morning I pulled a whole chicken out of the freezer with no idea of what  – or desire – to do anything with it.

Victor to the rescue. No sooner had I put it on the island that Victor said he would handle dinner. ::sigh::

I came gimping into the kitchen and he said “What about frying the chicken in coconut oil?”  I swooned.

He did a really simple take on an Alton Brown recipe.  And damn, it was good!

Fried Chicken

  • 2 cups low fat buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons Hungarian paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Flour, for dredging

Add chicken pieces to buttermilk and let soak for 8 or so hours – or up to 24.

Mix spices together and liberally douse the drained chicken.  Dredge in flour and then fry in coconut oil – about 10 or so minutes per side, depending upon how thick the chicken pieces are.

It was absolutely delish!  It was crispy-crunchy with just the right amount of heat and the most subtle hint of sweet coconut.  I had to restrain myself from devouring the whole platter.

The nice thing is we will have some cold fried chicken for lunch tomorrow.

I can’t wait!

And ya know… I could really get used to getting nursed back to health like this.