Open Crumb starts by making their bread from scratch, brushing it with an egg and cream mixture before baking it to a golden brown. The bread is a slightly sweet East Asian milk bun with a good structure, perfect for holding up the fried chicken. Meanwhile, the chef prepares his homemade comeback sauce, which includes mayo, salt, sugar, ketchup, mustard, soy sauce, vinegar, and a traditional Ghanaian hot sauce called shito. The chicken is marinated in Greek yogurt, Cajun blend, and salt, then coated with a three-flour mixture and fried twice for a crispy and moist texture. The finished sandwich is assembled with the flavorful chicken, comeback sauce, and the delicious milk bun, offering a delightful combination of textures and flavors, including a little kick of spiciness.
Fried Chicken Sandwich
Flour / Egg / Heavy cream mixture / Mayo / Salt / Sugar / Ketchup / Mustard / Soy sauce / Vinegar / Shito (Ghanaian hot sauce) / Chicken thigh / Greek yogurt / Cajun blend / Salt / Three types of flour / Bread / Fried chicken / Comeback sauce
From Prep to Plate
Open Crumb Chef Opare shares how his fried chicken sandwich draws upon the Lebanese food and Ghanaian food he grew up with, and his passion for creating a product that elevates the dish. The sandwich features fresh made bread — an East Asian milk bun — as well homemade comeback sauce. Chef Opare's technique for double-fried chicken gives a nice crunchy bite, and his choice of Greek yogurt as a marinade for the chicken means there is no buttermilk in this sandwich.