Saturday, January 2, 2010

Southern Fried Chicken

Southern Fried Chicken

Large and deep "Cast Iron" skillet
1 boiler/fryer cut into pieces or your favorite pieces ie. leg and thigh etc.
1 egg
2 Tablespoons water
1 teaspoon Tobasco or any other hot sauce
1 cup flour
2 Tablespoons cornmeal, finely ground
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1-1/2 to 2 teaspoons paprika
1-1/2 to 2 teaspoons onion powder
1-1/2 to 2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 cups oil for frying or shortening

Make certain that you have enough oil to cover the chicken half way, in the skillet.

1.Heat oil in skillet on medium/high till very hot, but not smoking
2.Whip egg with water and hot sauce.
3.Mix flour with salt, pepper, paprika. onion and garlic powder.
4.Coat chicken pieces in flour
5.Dip in egg mixture, to coat
6.Coat again in flour.
7.Fry pieces several at a time, making sure not to overcrowd the pan. Cook for approximately 20 minutes on each side, until skin is a dark golden brown.
8.Avoid turning too often, as the chicken might stick to the skillet.
9.Drain on paper towels.
10.Serve with collard greens or coleslaw or a fresh leafy green salad and always, hot homemade biscuits. We always have honey on the table!

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