Great Grandma's Fried Chicken!

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 6 Ratings
Serves: 32 pieces
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Cooking Method: Pan Fry


1/2 c buttermilk
6 large eggs
1 tsp each: salt and ground black pepper
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
4 large frying chickens (cut apart)
4 - 6 inches of melted lard or cooking oil in a large skillet or pan

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Colleen Sowa Recipe
Well Seasoned
La Crosse, WI (pop. 51,320)
Member Since Apr 2010
Colleen's notes for this recipe:
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!
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Heat oil in skillet or pan to 375 degrees.
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.
Put a couple pieces of chicken at a time into the flour mixture... coat chicken well.
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.

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user Helene Mulvihill WeBakeinTX - Apr 6, 2011
yummm! Perfect!! Save save save!!♥
user Colleen Sowa colleenlucky7 - Apr 6, 2011
Thanks Helene!!! How are you doing? Haven't seen much of you lately.... xo
user Helene Mulvihill WeBakeinTX - Apr 6, 2011
I'm here Colleen ♥ Doing good, how are you?
user Goldie Barnhart LUVBKG - Apr 6, 2011
owwwwwww................ now this sounds so good its supper tonight!!!!! Thanks Colleen my dear!
user Doreen Fish dfish - Apr 6, 2011
Yum...must try!!Thank u!

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