So I start by seasoning the chicken, forgetting that I need to dip it in buttermilk. I backtrack and reread the advice she has given. She said that the temperature of the oil was very important. I got it good and hot. I truly excelled at that part. The first photo shows you the result. I'm not certain I've burned anything quite that bad, except for the marshmallows that I purposely catch on fire. Grease popped and smoke filled the kitchen. We determined the first trial to be less than edible. The cats didn't even show an interest, and they love chicken. The second try turned out a little better. The crust was crispy and very pretty. It was edible. I do wish that I could say the same about the inside. I would call it medium rather than medium rare. We are still waiting to see if our health will be affected. I'm not certain that my husband will be ready for try number two, but we must proceed forward. Next is my mom's recipe and advice.