Special equipment: a deep-frying thermometer
Combine the buttermilk, hot sauce, kosher salt and black pepper in a bowl and add the chicken tenders. Allow to marinate, refrigerated, for at least 2 hours or, for best results, overnight.
Fill a large cast-iron pan with enough oil for deep-frying; heat until the oil registers 350 degrees F on a deep-frying thermometer. Set a cooling rack over a baking sheet. Stir together the flour, iodized salt and white pepper. Remove the chicken from the marinade, letting excess drip off, and roll in the flour mixture to coat. Fry in batches until golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Drain on the cooling rack. Serve with biscuits and sausage gravy.
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Recipe courtesy of Cast Iron Kitchen, Wilmington, NC