Want Crispier Chicken? Use A Hair Dryer!

  • A food writer shares her trick for crisping chicken with a hair dryer.
  • She uses her expensive Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer to do the trick.
  • The foodie explains any dryer will work, but she loves her Dyson.

In case you missed it, Helen Rosner, a food writer for “The New Yorker” has taken a very different approach to crisping her chicken by using her $400 Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer. And so no one feels left out, she shared her method to “maximize skin crispiness” on Twitter. 

“I am using an astonishingly expensive hair dryer to remove all moisture from a chicken to maximize skin crispiness when I roast it,” wrote Rosner. She went on to explain her odd process to “Allure.” “For crisp skin, whether you're cooking a chicken or a duck or a fish, you want there to be as little water moisture as possible, which is sped up by a fan,” Rosner explains. “And that's all a hair-dryer really is — a hand-held fan that you can pretty easily bring into the kitchen.”

And by the way? Rosner says you can “use any hair dryer on the chicken” even one without a “cool” setting, but Rosner won’t be parting with her Dyson anytime soon. “The fact that it's way, way, way better at drying my hair than any other dryer I've tried is just a bonus,” says Rosner. “The fact that it helps my roast chicken be so great is a double bonus.”

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