Granny Knows About Chicken

Try Some Great Fried Chicken Tonight!

There is nothing better than homemade fried chicken and it isn’t as hard to make as it used to be. You no longer have to kill the chicken or even cut it up if you don’t want to. You can buy whatever pieces you like and then it’s just a matter of some frozen french fries or some store bought potato salad and you’ve got a picnic!

Just season your chicken and your flour (I use Tony’s) and coat your pieces. You can shake it the old fashioned way in a brown paper bag or a zip lock or just put it in a bowl. I don’t double dip it because it’s already a high calorie treat and it takes longer.

Fry it in an electric skillet if you want to be able to watch the temperature. Or use a heavy pot like this beautiful cast iron one I got for Christmas. You can judge the temperature by dropping a single kernel of popcorn in the oil, when it pops the oil is ready.

Fry until dark brown but not burnt. If you are worried about doneness, put it on a sheet tray and keep it hot in the oven. If you’ve not cooked it long enough, it will finish up in the oven. You can store your batches of fries there and keep them hot too. I usually do fresh fries because they will clean up some of the particles in your oil and homemade fries are indeed a treat these days!

Tags: Good Food, Old School Homemaking, Recipes

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