Cooking tutorials online have become increasingly popular. But it’s probably safe to say, everybody who takes up recording cooking vids can’t actually cook.
At least that’s the consensus Black Twitter came to when actress Paula Patton found out the hard way that her fried chicken cooking demonstration was going viral for all the wrong reasons!
Last month, the “seasoned” actress took to Instagram to “show” people how to prepare and then cook her mother’s “famous” fried chicken, and it went downhill from there. Patton starts the video by zooming in on a bag of white flour as she informs her audience that it’s “Fried Chicken Day!” She shows the chicken and the ingredients for the coating of the chicken.
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The Precious actress then proceeds to wash the chicken parts in cold water for a mere few seconds. Soon after, she places the chicken into a Ziploc bag of — get this — just white flour. When she finishes “coating” the wings, she tells the viewing audience that there are 138 chicken wings in the sorted bags. After putting oil in the frying pan, she placed the chicken wings, sans seasoning, into the pan.
The moment was giving blandness, given that the chicken was seasoned AFTER it was doused in grease.
Patton then proclaims, on camera, that after placing the chicken in the pan, she’ll start to add the seasoning. She proceeds to “dust” the chicken pieces with Lawry’s seasoning, pepper, and paprika.
As most people who have had the pleasure and/or duty to cook, this was NOT a good look, and social media made SURE to let the former Mrs. Robin Thicke know that she indeed was no Food Network star.
Although this was posted on March 5th, it started trending recently as social media users across many platforms commented on how ridiculous her “method” of frying chicken was.
Paula Patton just ruined my day. pic.twitter.com/TNXvB5VPIj
— I Drink Wine 🇯🇲🏳️🌈🇨🇦 (@_zing_bae) April 4, 2022
Just watched a video of Paula Patton frying chicken pic.twitter.com/YcS8kEz4XR
— Shaquille Sunflower (@shaq_sunflower7) April 3, 2022
Paula Patton those chickens did not die so you could disrespect them like that. Season the chicken or the flour BEFORE you fry it.
*Pro tip: You don’t have to wash chicken. It’s actually unsafe. (I know folks will cringe, but I’m ServSafe certified. Trust me on this.) https://t.co/RN6eD9kJqF
— Stef with an F – NO LISTS👩🏾🍳🔪🔥☁️🏳️🌈 ♏️ (@stef2dotoh) April 4, 2022
I was wondering why Paula Patton was trending….this is some fowl stuff here https://t.co/DMqNyy1hXJ
— Wu-Tang Is For The Children (@WUTangKids) April 5, 2022
When you show your granny that video of Paula Patton frying chicken pic.twitter.com/dZwG4TspOQ
— CURE (@CureHipHop) April 4, 2022
Miss Paula Patton put on her good apron and fried that chicken like that? pic.twitter.com/h68eADP3Ng
— ADD YOUR NAME (@alexactivated) April 4, 2022
Sorry Im more offended by Paula Patton than I was of Will Smith slapping Chris Rock pic.twitter.com/TcKbn9CXNu
— NoChillMood (@ritaag) April 4, 2022
I saw Paula Patton season grease this afternoon…
Stop the world, I wanna get off.
— Dart_Adams (@Dart_Adams) April 5, 2022
The ancestors discussing Paula Patton’s fried chicken pic.twitter.com/JI9IUr3Esd
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) April 5, 2022
— Rich (@UptownDC_Rich) April 4, 2022
* Mother’s Day Dinner*
Paula Patton: “Alright everybody dig in! I brought out my mother’s special fried chicken recipe, so I know it’s gonna hit just right.”
— Shanda Salters (@ShandaSalters) April 5, 2022
Paula Patton seasoned the chicken while it was in the grease pic.twitter.com/28swB2FWB7
— Streets 🦈 (@Mike_Streets) April 4, 2022
Black Twitter watching Paula Patton fry chicken pic.twitter.com/Pm2LbBRCYb
— Stimmy Neutron (@defsouf) April 5, 2022
— Dyamond 💎 (@DyamondWithaY) April 5, 2022
Fix it, Baby Jesus…