Deep South Fried Chicken

Deep South Fried Chicken

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"This was my grandmother's and mother's recipe. It is 125 plus years old. If you are going to fry anything, let it be a frying size chicken. Cut your calories some other way! Start a new tradition, as I have, of fried chicken on Christmas Day!"

Ingredients

45 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 351 cals
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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 351 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 14.7 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 26.5g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 26 g
  • 52%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 72 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium:
  • 358 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat the shortening in a large, cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. In a brown paper lunch bag, combine the flour, salt, and pepper. Shake two chicken pieces in the bag to coat, and place them in the skillet. Repeat until all of the chicken is coated and in the skillet.
  3. Fry the chicken over medium-high heat until all of the pieces have been browned on both sides. Turn the heat to medium-low, cover, and cook for 25 minutes. Remove the lid, and increase heat to medium-high. Continue frying until chicken pieces are a deep golden brown, and the juices run clear.

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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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Just a note:) when cooking meats such as fried chicken, that has a crust and using eggs, use only the yolks. The egg whites can cause the crust to burn before the meat is completely done cooking

Excellent!! The only thing that makes it better is brining the chicken. Soak the chicken in a brine of 3/4 cups salt to 3 quarts of water for 2 hours, no more or the chicken will be salty. Brini...

Wow. I have tried to make fried chicken many times different ways. On the stove, in a deep fryer, in an electric skillet. This was the best, simplest way to prepare it. Now, don't think it's sup...