Here is what I do to keep that from happening. I use my tongs first off. Then I dredge my pieces of meat through a light dusting of flour (this helps the buttermilk stick). After that, I drench them in buttermilk. I remove them from the buttermilk with the tongs and place the pieces of meat in a ziplock bag with flour.
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Close the bag, shake up the pieces of meat, and then remove again with your tongs! Your hands stay completely clean!
That is my kitchen tip for today! You can find more kitchen tips at Kitchen Tip Tuesday.