This is the way that my mother fried her chicken. She was taught by her mother, my grandma. Mama said that really the "salt is the secret to good fried chicken." She would never use any shortening but CRISCO. Her fried chicken is still the talk at family dinners today. Hers was always crispy and was good even cold. My siblings tell me that my chicken taste closest to mama's. It's a great honor for me.