(FOX 2) - Bert's is an institution in Detroit with roots that stretch all the way back to the '60s.
Owners Bert & Melba Dearing joined us on The Nine to tell us more about their food, and to show us how to make their famous fried chicken. You can hear from them in the video player above, and get their recipe below.
Makes: 8 pieces
Prep time: 20 minutes (plus chicken soaking time)
Total time: 1 hour 20 minutes
1 whole fryer chicken, cut into pieces (breasts, legs, thighs and wings)
3 cups buttermilk (or enough to cover the chicken pieces)
2 tablespoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons onion powder
1 tablespoon white pepper
2 tablespoons kosher salt
Soy bean or canola oil for frying
SEASONED FLOUR 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons onion powder 2 tablespoons garlic powder 1½ teaspoons white pepper 2 teaspoons salt
Place the chicken pieces in a bowl. In a measuring cup, whisk together the buttermilk, garlic and onion powders, white pepper and salt. Pour over the chicken, refrigerate and soak at least 4 hours or overnight.
When ready to fry, remove the chicken from the refrigerator. Set aside.
Heat the oil to 350 degrees in a skillet or fryer. You will want to maintain the oil's temperature between 325-350 degrees.