Colleen Sowa Recipe

Great Grandma's Fried Chicken!

By Colleen Sowa colleenlucky7


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Serves:
32 pieces
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Pan Fry

Colleen's Story

Great Grandmother Kennedy use to make this for us at least once a week. This was her small batch! We had a very large family... The Great Grandmother, The Grandmother, my parents, my siblings and myself, and there were usually about 12 cousins and friends hanging around!

Great Grandmother would make big batches of chicken up and we would eat it hot... and have cold chicken for lunches and picnics! Oh how I miss those great family picnics at the lake!

Ingredients

EGG MIXTURE
1/2 c
buttermilk
6 large
eggs
1 tsp
each: salt and ground black pepper
FLOUR MIXTURE
4 c
flour
1 Tbsp
paprika
1 Tbsp
onion powder
1/2 Tbsp
garlic powder
1 1/2 tsp
each: salt and ground black pepper
1/4 tsp
cayenne pepper
CHICKEN
4 large
frying chickens (cut apart)
OIL
4 - 6
inches of melted lard or cooking oil in a large skillet or pan

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oil in skillet or pan to 375 degrees.
2
Beat the milk spices and eggs together well in the first bowl.

Mix the flour mixture together in a second bowl.

Wash the cut up chicken, pat dry. Put in the first bowl with the egg mixture. Coat Well.
3
Put a couple pieces of chicken at a time into the flour mixture... coat chicken well.
4
Place chicken into hot oil. Fry chicken parts for about 6 to 8 minutes on each side or until done (do not over crowd the chicken as this will lower the cooking temperature and affect cooking times). Remove the chicken to paper towel lined platter to drain. Repeat until all chicken is done.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American


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21 Comments

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Donna Menefee Menefeedj
Jul 6, 2014
Can't wait to try this. Love the little story too. I grew up spending summers and weekends on my Aunts farm and everyone gathered there every weekend; those were good days.
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Betty Warren Betty0953
Aug 28, 2012
I meant to say For extra crispy crust...sorry
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Betty Warren Betty0953
Aug 28, 2012
My family likes chicken extra crispy so I coat my chicken in flour then the egg mixture (add a little mayonaise to eggs, wonderful)then back in flour or extra crisp crust.
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Peggi Anne Tebben cookiequeen
Apr 9, 2011
:) :) :)