True Souther Fried Chicken Recipe

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True Souther Fried Chicken

Shawn Sisler

By
@Shawn

This recipe came down the line from 4 generations, each adding or subtracting for personal taste.


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Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
4-6
Prep:
3 Hr
Cook:
40 Min

Ingredients

1
whole cut up chicken, 6 pieces plus wings or boneless skinless chicken of choice
gallon
water
1/4 c
salt
2 c
buttermilk
1
egg
3 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
crushed/ ground black pepper
1 tsp
salt
1/8 tsp
cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp
thyme, dried
1/8 tsp
basil, dried
1/8 tsp
oregano, dried
1/8 tsp
coriander
2-3
inches of shortening or canola oil in heavy skillet

Step-By-Step

1pour water and 1/4 cup salt into large metal or glass bowl, soak chicken for at least 3 hours.

2take chicken out of brine and dry on clean cooking cloth or paper towels

3pre-heat oil or shortening in large/heavy metal fry pan to 350 degrees.

4beat egg in buttermilk

5mix all dry ingredients in gallon size zip lock bag and shake well

6dredge dry chicken in flour mixture starting with large pieces.

7then dip into buttermilk/egg mixture let excess drip off

8dredge chicken in flour mixture again and gently place into pan of 350 degree oil or shortening

9cook 6 -12 minutes per side or until juices run clear
drain on rack for a few minutes and serve. Cook few pieces at a time and be sure all are relative in size.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
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