After months of discussing fried chicken with my HS classmate Andrea – taunting her with my numerous fried chicken posts – we finally made good on our plans to check out Peaches Hothouse in Brooklyn.
Of course I started with sweet tea, which was not too super sweet as I’ve had occasionally – some Yanks think they know what sweet tea is, and trust me, it’s not overloaded with sugar. It’s just sweetened iced tea! Great refresher for between bites of everything.
Andrea started with the grilled portobello salad, which she enjoyed.
Being the pig I am, I went with the fried green tomato salad which was FANTASTIC. Perfectly fried green tomatoes topped with a slightly tangy remoulade, pieces of crisp bacon, pickled red onions and peppery arugula, every bite was just absolutely delicious. I was sad when I finished this plate, though I knew next was something even more delicious…
My platter, in all its glory!
My side of black eyed peas and sweet corn didn’t appear to have any black eyed peas in it, but it was absolutely delicious, slightly vinegary, and the perfect foil to everything else I was eating. I would happily eat this any time it was nearby- the vinegar really cut through the fat of what else I was eating.
As for my fried chicken – three pieces of dark meat – absolutely perfect. Piping hot but I couldn’t help trying to dig right in – seasoned excellently, with juicy meat that just oozed with its happy chicken juices as I bit into each piece… oh my oh my. I’m pretty picky about fried chicken and have been seeking the best in the city for purchase, and have yet to find my fried chicken nirvana… until now. I think this may just be the best fried chicken I’ve had in NYC so far – crisp, crunchy exterior that stayed (mostly) crisp to the end, flavorful, seasoned well, with juicy meat that was definitely not overcooked – oh my stars. I was literally in heaven as I nommed each piece and I quite piggily ate my entire platter, but I went home and didn’t have to eat for the rest of the day… so good.
Yvo says: Were you not reading? Well, okay then, I would be distracted by those awesome pictures too, haha – this is some of the finest – if not THE finest – fried chicken I’ve had in the 5 boroughs. I am already planning my return trip with other fried chicken afficionados (holla!)… it was that good. *big grin*
highly recommended fried chicken