Gus's Fried Chicken - You will hear me talking about Gus's Fried Chicken on this blog and elsewhere, not because it is the best fried chicken that I have ever had. But because the batter was unique enough that it had me scratching my head on what was in it. I haven't done any experimentation as of this date with brown rice flour. But I can confirm that a 50/50 ratio of wheat flour and corn flour comes closer than a straight wheat flour recipe. My other guess is that there is some sugar in it. Dylan at Boomtown Coffee confirmed to me that sugar will contribute to the crispness. Anyway. Here is a video or two of what we are talking about.
(Update: I will discover that the base is a slurry of 1 cup cornstarch to 1 1/4 buttermilk)
So cool that Pollos Hermanos on Breaking Bad owner and all around bad guy is Gus.