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Potato Extravaganza: Unleashing the Fiery Flavors of America’s Finest Spuds

Potato Extravaganza: Unleashing the Fiery Flavors of America’s Finest Spuds


Welcome to Crimson Coward, where fiery flavor takes center stage. While Nashville hot chicken is our pride and joy, today, we’re turning up the heat on an unsung hero of the culinary world the mighty potato. Potatoes are the unsung heroes of the food scene, transforming into crispy French fries, creamy mashed potatoes, and tempting salads. Join us as we dive into the fiery depths of flavor with five unique varieties of potatoes grown across the USA. From the soil to the plate, each potato delivers a distinctive taste, texture, and flair that sets it apart. Prepare yourself for a compelling journey through potato paradise!

Russet Burbank- The Fluffy King of Mashed Potatoes

In the heartlands of Idaho, the Russet Burbank reigns supreme as the king of mashed potatoes. Renowned for its high starch content and low moisture, this potato becomes light and fluffy when mashed. Grown in the volcanic soil of the Snake River Plain, Russet Burbanks thrive in cool climates and are best enjoyed baked or mashed to unlock their creamy, melt-in-your-mouth appeal.

Yukon Gold- The Velvety Paragon of Potato Salad

When it comes to potato salads that dance on your palate, the Yukon Gold takes center stage. With its golden-hued flesh and thin, buttery skin, this variety lends a velvety texture and rich flavor to any potato salad. Grown in the fertile soils of the Pacific Northwest, Yukon Gold potatoes strike the perfect balance between waxy and starchy, making them ideal for salads and roasting. Yukon gold potatoes provide vitamin C, fiber, potassium, and calcium.

Kennebec- The Crispy Champion of French Fries

Behold the Kennebec potato, the crispy champion that brings French fries to life in a blaze ofglory. These potatoes, grown throughout the Northeast and the Midwest, have a high sugarcontent that caramelizes during frying, resulting in a delectable golden crust and a creamy interior. With their excellent fryer stability and fluffy texture, Kennebec potatoes are a must for achieving the ultimate French fry nirvana.

All Blue- The Vibrant Maverick of Roasted Potatoes

Step into a world of bold and vibrant flavors with the All Blue potato, a true maverick in roasted spuds. Sporting a captivating deep blue skin and vibrant purple flesh, this variety is a feast for the eyes and the taste buds. Grown across various regions in the USA, the All Blue potato boasts a slightly nutty flavor and a dense, creamy texture that caramelizes beautifully when roasted to perfection. There are dozens of other types of blue potatoes to add a unique twist to your potato dishes.

Fingerling- The Petite Sensation for Spiraled Delights

Experience the whimsical allure of Fingerling potatoes, enchanting your taste buds with their petite, elongated shape. With their thin, delicate skin and buttery-yellow flesh, Fingerlings offer a rich, nutty flavor and creamy texture, making them an ideal choice for roasting or tossing into vibrant salads. This diverse variety can be found in various parts of the country, each boasting a distinctive taste and texture.


Potatoes, the unsung heroes of the culinary world, have dazzled our taste buds with their versatility and fiery flavors. From the fluffy magnificence of Russet Burbank for mashed potatoes to the velvety allure of Yukon Gold for potato salads, the crispy glory of Kennebec for French fries, the vibrant hues of All Blue for roasted delights, and the petite sensation of Fingerlings for spiraled wonders- each variety brings its unique attributes to dishes around the country.

Whether you’re in the mood for creamy mashed potatoes, zesty potato salad, irresistibly crispy fries, captivating roasted spuds, or whimsical spiraled delights, the seemingly humble potato is your new mealtime go-to.

So, join us at Crimson Coward, where the mighty potato takes on a fiery persona, adding a delightful twist to our signature hot chicken. Let the flavors of America’s finest spuds elevate your culinary experience to new, fiery heights. Welcome to a world where potatoes reign supreme, and flavors burst with sizzling intensity.


Chili Varieties: A Spicy Journey Through Six Popular Types

Chili Varieties: A Spicy Journey Through Six Popular Types

Crimson Chicken Sandwich

Chili peppers are a staple ingredient in many cuisines worldwide, providing heat, flavor, and health benefits to dishes. If you’re a spice lover, you’ve probably encountered various chili varieties while cooking or dining out. In this blog post, we’ll explore six popular chili varieties, covering their history, flavor profile, heat scale, and culinary uses.

1. Jalapeño: Jalapeño peppers are one of the most popular chili varieties, originating from Xalapa, a city in Veracruz, Mexico. These medium-sized chili peppers are a staple in Mexican cuisine and are used to make salsa, guacamole, and hot sauce. Jalapeños are picked when they are still green but change their color to red as they ripen. They have a heat scale of 2,500 to 8,000 Scoville units.

Jalapeños can be used fresh, pickled, or dried and have a smoky and slightly sweet flavor.

2. Habanero: Habanero peppers are native to the Caribbean and one of the world’s hottest chili peppers. They have a unique fruity flavor and are used to make hot sauce, marinades, and jerk seasoning. Habanero peppers are small and come in various colors, from green to orange. They have a heat scale of 100,000 to 350,000 Scoville units. Habanero peppers are usually used fresh but can be dried as well.

3. Cayenne: Cayenne peppers are named after the city of Cayenne, French Guiana, and are prevalent in Cajun and Creole cuisine. They are small, thin, and bright red. Cayenne peppers have a heat scale of 30,000 to 50,000 Scoville units. They are usually dried and ground into a fine powder, which adds heat and flavor to dishes such as soups, stews, and sauces.

4. Serrano: Serrano peppers are native to Mexico and are similar in size and shape to jalapeños. They are green when unripe and turn red, brown, or orange when ripe. Serrano peppers have a heat scale of 10,000 to 23,000 Scoville units. They are used in Mexican cuisine to make salsa, guacamole, and pico de gallo. You can use fresh or pickled Serrano peppers to add flavor and heat to various dishes, making them a versatile ingredient.

5. Anaheim: The city of Anaheim, California, first grew Anaheim peppers, which are named after it. They are mild chili peppers with a heat scale of 500 to 2,500 Scoville units. Anaheim peppers are used in Mexican and Southwestern cuisine to make chili rellenos, enchiladas, and sauces. They are usually harvested when green but can be left to ripen to a deep red color. You can use Anaheim peppers fresh, roasted, or dried.

6. Poblano: Poblano peppers’ names derive from the state of Puebla, Mexico, where they are grown. They are large, dark green chili peppers with a heat scale of 1,000 to 2,000 Scoville units. Poblano peppers make chiles rellenos, a popular Mexican dish where the pepper is stuffed with cheese, meat, or vegetables and then fried. You can use poblano peppers in fresh and dried forms, offering a mild, earthy flavor. In addition to their culinary uses, chili peppers provide several health benefits, such as aiding digestion, boosting metabolism, and reducing inflammation. However, handling them with care is essential, as their capsaicin content can cause skin and eye irritation. Remove the seeds and inner membranes to reduce the heat of chili peppers.

Chili peppers are a highly versatile ingredient that can add heat and flavor to various dishes. Whether you prefer mild or hot, fruity or smoky, there is a chili variety for everyone’s taste. We hope this blog post helps you explore the world of chili peppers and inspires you to experiment with different types in your cooking. In conclusion, chili peppers are an excellent way to add zing to your meals


Igniting Taste Buds: Exploring International Delights of Spicy Chicken

Igniting Taste Buds: Exploring International Delights of Spicy Chicken

Spicy Chicken Salad

Welcome to Crimson Coward, where heat and flavor collide to create a compelling journey through the world of spicy chicken. While we take pride in our Nashville Hot Chicken, it’s time to embark on a global excursion to discover the fiery delights that grace tables across continents. From the rich history and cultural significance to the unique ingredients and mouthwatering sauces, each variety of hot chicken tells a story like no other. Prepare your taste buds for a thrilling adventure as we explore international spicy chicken dishes that will leave you craving more.

Sichuan Chili Chicken – China’s Fiery Masterpiece

Sichuan Chili Chicken, also known as “La Zi Ji,” is considered to be one of China’s most renowned dishes. Originating from the heartland of China, Sichuan cuisine is known for its bold and powerful flavors, and Sichuan Chili Chicken is a perfect example of this. The dish is characterized by the use of Sichuan peppercorns and dried red chilies, which create a unique and unforgettable taste experience.

According to legend, the dish was born in a small roadside stall, where the owner would use his exceptional culinary skills to create a dish that would captivate the locals. The Sichuan peppercorns used in the dish create a numbing sensation in the mouth, which is quickly followed by the fiery heat of the dried red chilies. Together, the combination of flavors and sensations make Sichuan Chili Chicken a true masterpiece of Chinese cuisine.

Jerk Chicken – The Flavors of the Caribbean

Jerk Chicken, a beloved dish that originated in Jamaica, is a perfect representation of the vibrant and lively Caribbean culture. This succulent chicken is marinated in a fragrant blend of spices that includes Scotch bonnet peppers, allspice, thyme, and other aromatic spices. The key to its fiery allure lies in the “jerk” sauce, a harmonious blend of spices that balances heat, sweetness, and tanginess. The flavors of the sauce complement the tender chicken, making it a perfect dish to enjoy with family and friends.

The history of Jerk Chicken goes back centuries ago when African slaves were brought to Jamaica by European colonizers. These slaves would marinate their meat with spices and cook them over an open flame to preserve the flavor and tenderness. The cooking method used for Jerk Chicken is believed to have originated from the Tainos, the indigenous people of Jamaica, who used to cook their meat over pimento wood. Pimento wood is used to this day in Jamaica to cook Jerk Chicken, which gives it a smoky flavor that enhances the overall taste of the dish.

Jerk Chicken has become a popular dish worldwide, and variations can be found in many Caribbean and African restaurants. The dish is often served with rice and peas, fried plantains, and a side of coleslaw.

Dakgangjeong – Korea’s Crispy Spicy Delight

Dakgangjeong is a beloved dish from South Korea that has gained popularity around the world for its crispy texture and addictive, fiery sweet glaze. The dish is made by double-frying the chicken to achieve an irresistible crunch, while the glossy sauce is a symphony of sweet chili paste, soy sauce, ginger, and garlic. The name “Dakgangjeong” translates to “crispy chicken with a sweet and spicy glaze,” and the dish lives up to its name in every way.

The origins of Dakgangjeong can be traced back to the 1960s when it was first introduced as a popular street food snack in South Korea. Over the years, it has become a staple dish in Korean cuisine and is often served as an appetizer or a main course. The recipe for Dakgangjeong has evolved over time, with different regions of South Korea adding their own unique twist to the dish.

The secret to the crispy texture of Dakgangjeong lies in the double-frying process. The chicken is first coated in a batter made of flour, cornstarch, and seasoning, then deep-fried until golden brown. After the first fry, the chicken is drained and allowed to cool before being coated in the sweet and spicy glaze and fried for a second time. The result is a chicken that is crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, coated in a sticky, flavorful glaze that is sure to please your taste buds.

Dakgangjeong is a dish that is enjoyed by people of all ages in South Korea and around the world. It is often served as a snack or appetizer, but it can also be served as a main course alongside rice and vegetables. The contrasting flavors and textures of the dish make it a harmonious dance of heat and sweetness, tantalizing the palate and leaving you wanting more.

Peri-Peri Chicken – The African Heatwave

This dish originates from Mozambique and Angola and features chicken marinated in a zesty mixture of African bird’s eye chili, garlic, lemon juice, and a medley of spices. The vibrant Peri-Peri sauce, made from the fiery chili blend, injects a gust of heat perfectly balanced with the citrusy tang that leaves a lasting impression. Peri-Peri Chicken is a dish that is steeped in history and tradition. The dish is believed to have originated from the Portuguese, who brought chili peppers to Africa and introduced them to the local cuisine.

Over time, the recipe for Peri-Peri Chicken evolved, and today it is considered to be a staple dish in many African countries. The key to the flavor of Peri-Peri Chicken lies in the Peri-Peri sauce. The sauce is made using African bird’s eye chili, which is known for its fiery heat, combined with garlic, lemon juice, and a variety of spices. The chicken is marinated in the sauce for several hours, allowing the flavors to penetrate the meat and infuse it with a burst of flavor. Once the chicken is cooked, the sauce is used as a finishing touch, giving it a vibrant color and a spicy kick that will leave your taste buds tingling. Peri-Peri Chicken is often served with traditional sides like spicy rice or peri-peri fries, which complement the heat of the dish perfectly.

Peri-Peri Chicken is a dish that celebrates the vibrant and diverse flavors of Africa. Its fiery heat, citrusy tang, and aromatic spices make it a favorite dish among food lovers worldwide, and its history and tradition make it a dish that is steeped in culture and heritage. So, if you’re looking for a culinary adventure, look no further than Peri-Peri Chicken.


As you journeyed through international spicy chicken, you’ve witnessed the rich tapestry of flavors, techniques, and cultural significance behind each dish. From the numbing sensation of Sichuan Chili Chicken to the vibrant spices of Jerk Chicken, the crispy delight of Dakgangjeong, and the African heatwave of Peri-Peri Chicken, each culinary exploration has left an indelible mark on your taste buds.

At Crimson Coward, we celebrate the diverse world of spicy chicken, infusing our Nashville Hot Chicken with passion, quality, and a commitment to excellence. Savor the fiery symphony of flavors with every bite, and let Crimson Coward transport you to a realm where spice reigns supreme. Welcome to the realm of Crimson Coward, a fiery paradise for spice enthusiasts around the globe.


Crispy Delights: Exploring the World of Fried Vegetables at Crimson Coward and Beyond – Part 2

Crispy Delights: Exploring the World of Fried Vegetables at Crimson Coward and Beyond – Part 2

Crimson Onion

Welcome to part two of our blog series on fried vegetables! Our previous article explored two popular fried vegetable dishes on our menu: fried pickles and french fries. The flavors don’t stop there; many other vegetables shine when fried. In this blog, we will explore other delicious fried vegetables that will have you going back for seconds!

1. Blooming-Style Onion: A Feast for Your Eyes and Taste Buds

Have you ever heard of a blooming-style onion? This dish is not only delicious, but it is also visually stunning. The concept originated in the United States and gained popularity in the 1980s. Slicing an onion into a beautiful blooming shape, coating it in a unique blend of breading, and deep-frying it to perfection creates a dish that is as much a feast for the eyes as it is for the taste buds. Although one of the founding members of Outback Steakhouse gets credit for the blooming onion, chef Jeff Glowski is the original creator. The now iconic dish is known as Onion Mum in Australia, even though the dish is an American creation.

One of the best things about blooming-style onions is that they are perfect for sharing. This dish is ideal for friends or family to enjoy together. It is also a great appetizer to kick-start your meal. The dish is not only delicious, but it is also a conversation starter. You can impress your guests with the beauty of the dish and its unique preparation method.

At Crimson Coward, we put our spin on this classic dish to ensure that every bite is a perfect blend of flavors and textures. We use fresh onions and a secret breading blend to create a crispy outer layer that complements the soft and juicy onion. Our blooming-style onion is served with a side of our signature dipping sauce, which adds a tangy kick to the dish.

Try the Crimson Onion Joey Style at any of our restaurants for a heartier, fully dressed, blooming-style dish. It features boneless chicken breast, our signature Crimson sauce, slaw, pickles, and cheese, served over a Crimson Onion!

Overall, blooming-style onions are a must-try dish for anyone who appreciates the art of cooking and enjoys visually stunning dishes. At Crimson Coward, we take pride in our version of this classic dish and invite you to come and experience it for yourself.

2. Fried Zucchini: A Refreshing Twist

If you’re looking for a light and refreshing appetizer or side dish, fried zucchini is the answer. This versatile vegetable dish has its roots in Italian cuisine and is loved for its mild flavor and tender texture that takes on a delightful crispiness when battered and fried.

Fried zucchini is easy to make and can be served independently or paired with your favorite dipping sauce. It’s a great way to add variety to your menu and impress your guests with a unique twist on a classic dish. Zucchini was introduced in the US in the 1920s by Italian immigrants.

To make fried zucchini, start by slicing the zucchini into thin rounds. Then, dip each slice into a batter made from flour, egg, and milk. Finally, fry the zucchini slices in hot oil until golden brown and crispy. Fried zucchini fanatics will meet their match in Pittsburgh, PA, where the iconic dish originates and appears on menus throughout the city, from casual diners to fine dining.

Whether you’re looking for a new appetizer to serve at your next dinner party or just want to try something new, fried zucchini is a refreshing and delicious option that is sure to please. So why give it a try today and discover the magic of this classic Italian dish?

3. Fried Green Tomatoes: A Southern Classic

Fried green tomatoes became an iconic Southern dish thanks to the early 1990s movie Fried Green Tomatoes. The movie is inspired by the book Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe. Although not historically a Southern dish, fried green tomatoes are associated with Southern roots due to the book and movie.

Fried green tomatoes are a dish that has become synonymous with the Southern United States despite immigrant roots. The dish is made by slicing unripe green tomatoes, coating them in a flavorful cornmeal breading, and frying them to a perfect crispness—the tangy and slightly tart flavor of green tomatoes pairs wonderfully with the golden crunch of the coating.

One of the things that makes fried green tomatoes so special is their versatility. They are perfect as appetizers, side dishes, or main course. They can be served as a snack or as a larger meal. They are also a great way to use up any unripe tomatoes left in your garden at the end of the season. In conclusion, fried green tomatoes are a new Southern classic that has become a beloved dish nationwide.

Conclusion: Dive into the World of Fried Vegetable Delights at Crimson Coward and Beyond

Join the Crimson Coward community and embrace the bold flavors of our fried vegetable delights. Don’t be afraid to challenge your taste buds and expand your fried vegetable horizons at home and Crimson Coward.


Fried Delights: Exploring the Flavorful World of Fried Vegetable Dishes

Fried Delights: Exploring the Flavorful World of Fried Vegetable Dishes

Fried Pickles

Introduction: Crunchy, Crispy, and Irresistible

Nothing is quite as satisfying as sinking your teeth into a perfectly fried vegetable dish, complete with a crispy outside and a tender, flavorful inside. At Crimson Coward, we take immense pride in our ability to push the boundaries of both heat and flavor,

We do so with our Nashville hot chicken and a mouthwatering selection of delectable vegetable creations. Whether you’re a die-hard vegetable lover or an enthusiastic spice aficionado, our menu offers tempting options that delight your senses. So why not join us as we dive deep into the rich history, cultural significance, and unbeatable flavors of some of our favorite fried vegetable dishes?

1. Fried Pickles: Tangy Crispy Bites

Fried pickles have gained immense popularity in the Southern region of the United States and globally. The reason behind their popularity is quite simple – they offer a perfect combination of a crispy fried coating and a tangy pickle flavor that is irresistible. These delectable treats are often eaten as a side dish or a snack, and people of all ages love their unique taste.

Fried pickles have a rich history that dates back to the Southern region of the United States. The first known recipe for fried pickles dates back to the 1960s, but it was in the 1990s that the
dish gained widespread popularity. The deep-fried pickle spear is one of the most popular variations of fried pickles. This variation involves cutting the pickle into long spears and frying them until they are crispy and golden brown. Another popular variation is the fried pickle chip, sliced into thin rounds before being coated in batter and deep-fried.

The story goes that Bernell “Fatman” Austin, owner of the Duchess Drive-In in Atkins, Arkansas, was across the street from a pickle factory. One thing led to another, and fried pickles were on the Duchess’ menu. Austin is the inventor of the beloved fried pickle. Today, fried pickles are a special snack in the Southern United States and beyond, and their popularity continues growing each year.

In the 1990s, fried pickles gained widespread popularity with their Arkansas State Fair debut. The dish quickly became a hit, and today, fried pickles are a beloved snack throughout the Southern United States and beyond.

It’s no surprise that fried pickles have also become a part of pop culture, including cameos and episodes. Including popular TV shows like “The Walking Dead” and “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.”

At Crimson Coward, we take the fried pickle experience to the next level. Our recipe ensures that every bite is a burst of flavor and has the perfect texture, leaving you craving more. So, if you want some crispy and tangy goodness, try our fried pickles on your next visit.

2. French Fries: The Classic Crowd-Pleaser

Regarding fried vegetable dishes, French fries undoubtedly top the list with their timeless appeal. These crispy, golden delights have become a staple in countless cuisines worldwide, making them an all-time favorite comfort food among people of all ages.

French fries originated in Belgium and are served in iconic paper cones with mayonnaise. French fries may have developed in Belgium, but many countries have put their regional twist on this beloved snack. Here are three countries that have taken French fries to a whole new level:

1. Canada: Poutine is a classic Canadian dish that takes French fries to a new level. This dish combines French fries, cheese curds, and gravy. The cheese curds melt slightly from the sauce’s heat, creating a delicious blend of flavors and textures. Poutine is a popular dish in Canada, and you can find it in restaurants and food trucks nationwide.

2. Peru: In Peru, people often serve French fries with a spicy and creamy yellow chili sauce called aji Amarillo. The sauce features aji amarillo peppers, garlic, and mayonnaise. The combination of the crispy French fries and the spicy sauce is a match made in heaven. Aji Amarillo is also a condiment for other Peruvian dishes, such as ceviche.

3. Netherlands: In the Netherlands, French fries come with various sauces, including curry ketchup, mayonnaise, and peanut sauce. Peanut sauce, in particular, is a famous dipping sauce for French fries in the Netherlands. This peanut sauce is made with peanut butter, soy sauce, and spices, creating a sweet and savory flavor that perfectly complements the French fries.

At Crimson Coward, we take pride in our fries. Crimson fries are a true delight, boasting a perfect balance of crispy exterior and fluffy interior. We season them with our secret blend of spices, elevating their flavor profile to a new level. To enhance your taste experience, we offer a variety of dipping sauces to complement our fries, including honey, Crimson sauce, and ranch.

Conclusion: Dive into the World of Fried Vegetable Delights at Crimson Coward

Crimson Coward invites you to indulge in the diverse and flavorful world of fried vegetable dishes. Each creation has a unique story, cultural significance, and mouthwatering appeal. Whether you’re a spice lover, a vegetable enthusiast, or simply a lover of all fried and delicious things, our menu has something to satisfy every craving.

Visit Crimson Coward’s website to explore the whole menu and find a location near you:


Indulging in a Legacy: The Fiery History of Southern Fried Chicken

Indulging in a Legacy: The Fiery History of Southern Fried Chicken

3 Chicken Tenders

Southern fried chicken is a staple in Southern cuisine and has become an iconic comfort food nationwide. Cooking up a batch of crispy, golden fried chicken is a delicious way of paying homage to the rich history and culture of the American South. In this blog, we will delve into the fiery history of southern fried chicken, discussing the many regional styles, family recipes, and cultural significance of this beloved dish.

A Deep-Fried Delight: The Origin Story of Southern Fried Chicken

Southern fried chicken is a crispy and juicy dish typically made by coating chicken pieces in seasoned flour, dipping them in egg, and then frying them in hot oil. While most people associate fried chicken with the South, its origins trace back to Scottish immigrants who brought their method of deep-frying chicken to America in the 18th century. However, the dish became popular in the South after the Civil War.

As flames dance beneath the bubbling fryer, a culinary masterpiece emerges. Southern fried chicken, a dish that entices with its crispy exterior and succulent juiciness, has long been cherished as a pinnacle of comfort food. But do you know the fiery tale of its origins?

Deep within the annals of culinary history, we discover a surprising lineage. It was Scottish immigrants who planted the seed of fried chicken in the fertile soil of America during the 18th century. Drawing from their ancestral love for crispy delights, these bold pioneers brought a method of deep-frying chicken that would forever change the culinary landscape.

Yet, it wasn’t until after the explosive echoes of the Civil War had faded that Southern fried chicken took flight. Like a phoenix rising from the ashes of a divided nation, this delectable dish found its rightful place on the tables of the South.

Across the rolling plains and lush countrysides, home cooks wielded their cast-iron weapons, expertly coating chicken pieces in a symphony of seasoned flour. With a deft hand, they dipped these treasures into a golden bath of beaten eggs, ensuring an irresistible crunch awaited beneath the crackling crust. And then, into the fiery depths of hot oil, they plunged, birthing a divine harmony of flavors that savored for generations to come.

Southern fried chicken became more than a meal. It embodied the resilient spirit of a region rebuilding, a testament to the tenacity of the human palate. With every bite, families gathered, communities connected, and a proud culinary tradition took shape.

So, the next time you sink your teeth into the glorious splendor of Southern fried chicken, remember the path it traveled. From the distant shores of Scotland to the battle-scarred landscape of the American South, this iconic dish has withstood the test of time. And now, in the heart of Crimson Coward, its flame burns brighter than ever—a beacon of flavor, heat, and unapologetic indulgence that invites you to join the rich tapestry of history with every delicious morsel.

Southern Flavor Explosion: Exploring Regional Styles of Fried Chicken

While the basic concept of fried chicken remains the same, there are countless variations across the American South. In Kentucky, for instance, using a thicker breading and a mix of flour and cornmeal creates an extra-crunchy crust. Meanwhile, in Nashville, the famous Nashville Hot Chicken packs a fiery punch and is coated with a spicy blend of cayenne pepper and paprika. In the Carolinas, a tangy coating with a vinegar-based marinade is the local style. Across the country, the secret to perfecting this delicious dish isn’t just the recipe but the cooking technique.

Family Secrets: How Secret Recipes Keep Southern Fried Chicken Alive

One of the most fascinating aspects of Southern fried chicken is the prevalence of secret family recipes. Often handed down from generation to generation, these recipes feature unique combinations of spices and techniques that distinguish each family’s dish version. Families take pride in their formula and consider it a legacy and a representation of their roots.

The Cultural Significance of Southern Fried Chicken: More Than Just Comfort Food

Fried chicken has played a vital role in the cultural history of the American South. It was a staple food for enslaved people brought to America from West Africa, and it played an essential role in the abolitionist movement during the Civil War. The fried chicken was so embedded in the culture and daily life of the South that it became a symbol of comfort, hospitality, and Southern hospitality.

Choosing the Perfect Side Dishes to Savor with Your Fried Chicken

Fried chicken is only complete with suitable side dishes. Classic Southern side dishes that go well with fried chicken include mac and cheese, collard greens, mashed potatoes, and cornbread. These delicious sides add extra richness and flavor to the dish, making it a satisfying meal.

In conclusion, Southern fried chicken is more than just a dish; it is a legacy. From its Scottish origins to its role in the cultural history of the American South, fried chicken has become an essential part of Southern cuisine. Whether you’re a fan of the traditional Southern style or prefer the fiery Nashville variation, fried chicken has something for everyone. So, come and indulge in the crispy, juicy flavor of Southern fried chicken and experience the vibrant legacy for yourself


Embrace the Juicy Goodness: Why Fresh Chicken Makes All the Difference at Crimson Coward!

Embrace the Juicy Goodness: Why Fresh Chicken Makes All the Difference at Crimson Coward!

Homestyle Chicken Sandwich

The Unbeatable Benefits of Fresh and Never-Frozen Chicken

When indulging in the mouthwatering goodness of a chicken dish, there’s no compromising on quality. At Crimson Coward, we pride ourselves on serving our beloved guests only the freshest, never-frozen chicken, always cooked to order. Why do we go the extra mile to provide this delectable delight? Let us unveil the unbeatable benefits of fresh chicken that elevate your dining experience to new heights.

Elevated Flavor Profiles for the Ultimate Culinary Experience

There’s no denying that fresh chicken guarantees an explosion of unparalleled flavors. Unlike frozen chicken, which can sometimes become dry and lose its original taste, our fresh and marinated chicken maintains its natural juiciness, tenderness, and robust flavors. Each bite of our signature dishes, whether our fiery Nashville Hot Chicken or our crave-worthy sides, will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving more.

Improved Texture for a Satisfying Bite

There’s a distinct difference in the texture of fresh chicken that sets it apart from its frozen counterpart. At Crimson Coward, our commitment to using only fresh chicken ensures that every piece is succulent and tender, making each bite an absolute delight. Whether you choose our chicken wings or our crispy chicken sandwiches, you’ll experience the perfect harmony of juicy meat and crispy coating that is simply irresistible.

Ensuring Food Safety Every Step of the Way

As we prioritize your health and well-being, we adhere to strict standards of food safety and hygiene protocols. Proper handling techniques are essential to maintain the quality and freshness of our chicken. Our diligent team follows industry-leading practices, including wearing gloves, regular hand washing, and adhering to precise temperature controls to guarantee that our fresh chicken meets the highest food safety standards before it reaches your plate.

Safe Storage to Preserve Freshness

To maintain the quality and prevent the risk of foodborne illnesses, you must store fresh chicken properly. When you bring home your Crimson Coward meal, store the chicken in the refrigerator at or below 40°F (4°C) if you have any leftovers. Keeping it in its original packaging or placing it in a plastic bag to prevent cross-contamination and ensure maximum freshness is advisable. Remember to consume the chicken as soon as possible for optimal taste and texture.

Nutritional Benefits of Fresh Chicken: High-Quality Protein for Optimum Health

Fresh chicken is a fantastic source of lean protein, which plays a vital role in maintaining muscle strength, supporting tissue repair, and promoting overall health. It provides essential amino acids that our bodies need but cannot produce independently. By indulging in our delicious fresh chicken dishes, you’re treating your taste buds and nourishing your body with a nutrient-packed protein source.

Essential Vitamins and Minerals for a Balanced Diet

In addition to protein, fresh chicken is a rich source of vital vitamins and minerals. It contains essential nutrients such as vitamin B6, vitamin B12, niacin, and zinc, contributing to energy production, brain function, and a healthy immune system. By feasting on fresh chicken at Crimson Coward, you’re satisfying your cravings and fueling your body with essential nutrients.

Spice up Your Chicken Experience and Customize Your Meal

At Crimson Coward, indulging in fresh and delicious chicken shouldn’t be boring. That’s why we offer a range of exciting menu options, heat levels, and sauces, allowing guests to customize their meals according to their taste preferences. There’s something for every flavor enthusiast and heat-seeker to enjoy. So, add a little extra sizzle to your chicken for a truly unforgettable dining experience.

In conclusion, our commitment to serving fresh and never-frozen chicken at Crimson Coward goes beyond mere culinary excellence. It’s about ensuring that each bite delivers our valued guests the highest quality, flavor, and satisfaction. So, the next time you want to indulge in a flavorful chicken dish, remember to savor the juiciness, tenderness, and zest that only fresh chicken can offer. Join us at Crimson Coward and embrace the incomparable goodness of fresh chicken today!

Note: This blog post contains general information about fresh chicken’s benefits rather than specific dietary advice or guidelines. Please consult with a healthcare professional for personalized guidance on your nutritional needs.


Crazy About Nashville Hot Chicken? Here’s What You Need to Know

Crazy About Nashville Hot Chicken? Here’s What You Need to Know

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Are you a fan of spicy foods? Look no further than Nashville hot chicken, a fiery, crispy delight originating in Music City. But what sets it apart from other spicy and fried chicken varieties worldwide? Let’s find out.

Nashville Hot Chicken: A Brief History

Legend has it that hot chicken was created by Thornton Prince’s girlfriend in the 1930s as a way to teach him a lesson about staying out late. He loved it so much that he began serving it at his restaurant, Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack. Today, you can find hot chicken in Nashville and beyond, including at Crimson Coward’s locations in California, Texas, and Michigan.

What Makes Nashville Hot Chicken Unique?

Unlike other spicy chicken, Nashville hot chicken is not just about the heat. It’s also about crispy exterior, juicy meat, and signature cayenne-based rub. At Crimson Coward, they took their time to develop the perfect blend of spices for their Crimson Rub. They apply the Crimson Rub at least 24 hours before cooking. Plus, they use locally sourced, non-GMO, never-frozen halal chicken for a fresh, high-quality taste.

Peppers and Chilies Worldwide

Of course, Nashville hot chicken is just one example of a spicy chicken dish. Peppers and chilies are used worldwide to add heat and flavor to chicken dishes. In Mexico, you’ll find chicken Tinga featuring shredded chicken with a chipotle pepper sauce. Did you know that chipotle peppers are smoke-dried jalapeno peppers? Jalapenos are left on the plant to mature and turn red fully. The ripe jalapenos are left to dry on the plant and then are smoke-dried sometimes for several days.

The smoke-drying creates that unique smokey flavor synonymous with chipotles. Canned chipotles sold in the supermarket, however, are in an adobo sauce. shares, “Adobo Sauce is made from chili powder, vinegar, sugar, garlic, and herbs. ”If you want a straight-up Chipotle flavor, look for the dried variety. You may appreciate chipotle peppers more because “It takes about 10 pounds of jalapeño peppers to make 1 pound of chipotle peppers.”

In Korea, fiery dak galbi is a spicy chicken stir-fry with gochujang paste served with mixed vegetables, including cabbage and sweet potatoes. Gochujang is a fermented pepper paste that is a staple in Korean pantries. Bon Appetite describes it as “a thick and spicy-sweet crimson paste made from red chile pepper flakes, glutinous rice (also known as sticky rice), fermented soybeans, and salt.”

In India, there’s spicy chicken vindaloo made with heat from red chilies and tanginess from vinegar. “Vindaloo is an iconic dish in Goan cuisine, often served on holidays, Christmas, Easter, and special occasions.”

Traditionally, vindaloo uses Kashmiri chilies, a bright red mild chile, a hallmark of Indian cuisine with a mild and fruity flavor. The vibrant red hue of a vindaloo curry or other Indian dishes is thanks to powdered Kashmiri chilies.

Sides at Crimson Coward

No matter the type of spicy chicken you prefer, you’ll need some delicious sides to go with it. At Crimson Coward, you can choose from an array of classic favorites like macaroni and cheese, potato salad, coleslaw, and some unexpected options like fried pickles.

Macaroni and Cheese: One of America’s Favorite Side Dishes

Crimson Coward’s Macaroni and cheese perfectly complement their delicious hot chicken. This classic comfort food has been a staple in American cuisine since the 1930s and Crimson Coward has perfected it with a creamy and rich sauce.

Mac and cheese originated in the 14th century in Italy and medieval England with more basic and simpler versions than today’s recipes. Thomas Jefferson is cited for bringing macaroni back to the United States after traveling to Paris. Kraft first introduced the now iconic blue. Box of mac and cheese back in 1937 at 19 cents a box. Nothing compares to fresh macaroni and cheese, but the boxed variety brought a new level of accessibility to the classic dish. The combination of flavors and textures is irresistible, so it’s no surprise that mac and cheese remain a beloved side dish in America.

Potato Salad: A Flavorful Side Dish

Potato salad is a popular side dish in many cultures, from German-style potato salad with a vinegar base to American-style potato salad with a mayonnaise base and indulgent add-ins like chopped bacon, hard-boiled eggs, and even grated cheddar cheese. Southern Germany is known for their delicious potato salads featuring white vinegar, onions, and strong beef broth. Crimson Coward’s potato salad is creamy and tangy without overly rich, complementing their hot fried chicken.

Fried Pickles: A Tasty Snack

Fried pickles are a favorite snack in the southern United States, and for good reason. The combination of crispy batter and tangy pickle slices is hard to resist. At Crimson Coward, they take it to the next level by serving it perfectly fried with ranch dressing. No one likes a soggy fried pickle or one with too much batter. Their crisp fried pickles are a generous shareable portion; what’s not to love?

Cole Slaw: A Refreshing Side Dish

Thanks to its cool nature, Cole slaw is a refreshing side dish that pairs well with spicy chicken. Crimson Coward’s coleslaw is refreshing and crisp using a classic recipe with green and purple cabbage, shredded carrots, and a vinaigrette dressing rather than heavier mayonnaise-based coleslaw.

In conclusion, Nashville hot chicken is a unique and delicious dish among spicy chicken varieties worldwide. At Crimson Coward, they take pride in sourcing high-quality chicken and developing the perfect spice blend. And with an array of classic and creative side dishes, you will find something to satisfy your taste buds. So, what are you waiting for? Head to your nearest Crimson Coward location and give it a try!


Crimson Coward Nashville Hot Chicken Announces Expansion to Maryland

Crimson Coward Nashville Hot Chicken Announces Expansion to Maryland

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For decades, Nashville hot chicken has been a beloved staple of southern cuisine. Recently, its popularity has exploded nationwide, with everyone talking about this fiery fried chicken, from food bloggers to major news outlets. In this blog, we’ll delve into the history of Nashville Hot Chicken, recent press coverage of Crimson Coward’s expansion, and what sets the brand apart.

The History of Nashville Hot Chicken

The story behind Nashville Hot Chicken begins in the African-American community of Nashville, Tennessee. Legend believes the dish was born out of a lover’s fiery revenge. It makes Nashville hot chicken delicious with its spicy seasoning blend, which usually contains cayenne pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and other savory spices. Although the recipe may differ, the mouth-watering flavor of Nashville hot chicken is the goal.

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Seasoned with an irresistibly spicy blend of spices, the chicken was fried and coated in a cayenne-infused oil, delivering a fiery kick that left a lasting impression on anyone who dared to taste it. Today, Nashville hot chicken has become a culinary sensation loved by people of all backgrounds.

The Perfect Combination of Spices:

In an article by Frisco Style, Crimson Coward’s dedication to creating the perfect blend of spices for their Nashville hot chicken is highlighted. The article notes that the secret Crimson Coward rub was born after six months of research and development. The rub contains a combination of over 16 primary and 32 secondary spices that are applied 24 hours before cooking. This attention to detail and dedication to creating an authentic Nashville hot chicken experience sets Crimson Coward apart.

Nashville Inspiration to LA and Beyond

Since its inception in 2019, Crimson Coward Nashville Hot Chicken has been creating a buzz. With several outlets spread across Southern California, Frisco, Texas, Dearborn Heights, Michigan, and Woodbridge, VA, this fast-casual chain quickly became a go-to choice for Nashville hot chicken enthusiasts. Crimson Coward has now revealed its intentions to expand further by opening three new restaurants in Maryland.

Crimson Coward Nashville Hot Chicken to Expand to Maryland:

According to QSR Magazine, Crimson Coward has signed a deal to open three new locations in Maryland. New restaurants are slated for Columbia, Owings Mills, and Pasadena. The expansion will bring the Crimson Coward franchise to a second state on the East Coast. The franchise owners behind the Maryland locations are excited to introduce Crimson Coward’s delicious offerings to the local community.

Why is Crimson Coward Different?

In a recent article by News Trail, Crimson Coward’s commitment to sourcing high-quality ingredients sets it apart from other fast-casual chains. Crimson Coward uses non-GMO chicken directly from local farms, ensuring customers can taste the difference. Additionally, Crimson Coward’s menu offers a range of options beyond typical chicken dishes, such as Joey Eat Fries (loaded fries), Garlic Twister (wrap), Fried Pickles, the Crimson Burrito, and Chicken and Waffles. These unique offerings make Crimson Coward a standout in the crowded fast-casual market. All locations nationwide cook to order, ensuring only the freshest Nashville hot chicken.


Crimson Coward Nashville Hot Chicken’s expansion to Maryland and commitment to sourcing quality ingredients and creating a unique menu have garnered attention from numerous publications. The franchise’s dedication to creating the perfect blend of spices highlights its commitment to providing customers with an authentic Nashville hot chicken experience. Crimson Coward’s expansion to Maryland is exciting news for the community and further proof of the fast-casual chain’s continued growth and popularity. With every bite, you’ll taste the tradition, passion, and flavor that makes Nashville hot chicken by Crimson Coward genuinely one-of-a-kind.


Sizzling Heat and Fresh Flavor: Why Cooked-to-Order Chicken Reigns Supreme

Sizzling Heat and Fresh Flavor: Why Cooked-to-Order Chicken Reigns Supreme

Crimson Coward, the home of Nashville Hot Chicken, has revolutionized the fried chicken game. From their extraordinary heat levels to their commitment to cooked-to-order perfection, Crimson Coward sets itself apart from other chicken restaurants. This blog post will explore the different heat levels available, explain why cooked-to-order is superior to heat lamps and warming trays, and highlight the advantages of using fresh, never frozen chicken. Get ready to discover why Crimson Coward’s sizzling and new approach creates an unforgettable dining experience.

Exploring the Scoville Scale: Heat Levels at Crimson Coward:

At Crimson Coward, you can choose your desired heat level. Each level is carefully crafted to suit varying spice preferences. Beginning with the Country level, which has no heat at all, is perfect for young diners or anyone who does not like heat or spicy food. The Mild level providesa touch of spice, and the scale intensifies to Medium, which delivers a slap of heat—followed by Hot, where guests will begin to feel the burn. For the true daredevils, there’s also “BURN BABY BURRRRN,” a level that will leave you breathless. This range of heat levels ensures that guests can savor the fiery delight of Crimson Coward’s Nashville Hot Chicken at their comfort level.

The Art of Cooked-to-Order: Why it Beats Heat Lamps and Warming Trays:

Crimson Coward takes pride in their cooked-to-order approach, unlike other chicken restaurants that rely on heat lamps and warming trays. This means your chicken is only prepared once your order is placed, guaranteeing maximum freshness and quality. By avoiding using heat lamps, which can result in dry and overcooked chicken, Crimson Coward ensures that every bite of their succulent chicken bursts with flavor and juiciness.

The Advantages of Cooked-to-Order Fried Chicken:

Cooked-to-order fried chicken offers several advantages over pre-cooked options. Firstly, it allows for optimal flavor development. The chicken at Crimson Coward is freshly breaded and fried, resulting in a crisp exterior that locks in the juicy tenderness. Additionally, cooked-to-order ensures that your chicken is piping hot and perfectly cooked, giving you the ultimate sensory experience with each mouthwatering bite.

Fresh, Never Frozen: Elevating Quality and Flavor:

One of the hallmarks of Crimson Coward’s commitment to excellence is its insistence on using fresh, never frozen, and halal chicken. This choice significantly enhances the quality and flavor of the final product. Fresh chicken inherently offers superior texture, as it avoids the potentially rubbery consistency of frozen meat. Furthermore, fresh chicken provides a more authentic taste, allowing the natural flavors to shine. This dedication to quality ingredients elevates the entire dining experience at Crimson Coward.

The Benefits of Using Fresh Chicken at Crimson Coward:

Using fresh chicken at Crimson Coward offers numerous benefits that extend beyond taste. Fresh chicken retains more moisture, resulting in juicier meat that is simply irresistible. The lack of freezing also preserves the chicken’s natural texture, maximizing tenderness. By sourcing fresh chicken, Crimson Coward ensures a consistently high-quality standard, promising customers an unforgettable dining experience with each visit.

In conclusion, Crimson Coward’s commitment to excellence shines through its approach to heat, cooking, and quality ingredients. With their range of heat levels and cooked-to-order philosophy, they deliver a dynamic and personalized experience. The use of fresh, never frozen chicken elevates the flavor and texture of their chicken, setting it far above the competition. So, savor the sizzling heat and fresh flavor at Crimson Coward – the ultimate destination for Nashville Hot Chicken that is cooked-to-order perfection