David's Southern Fried Chicken
Buy a whole fryer chicken about $6 and cut it up into 8 pieces, easy as pie. If anyone wants me to post how to butcher a chicken I'll be more than happy to do so.
Experiment with different seasonings or using buttermilk.
MAKE SURE you season not only the chicken but the egg wash and the flour as well otherwise it will be bland once cooked.
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- chicken pieces or cut up whole fryer
- all purpose flour
- celery salt
- black pepper
- garlic powder
- thyme, dried
- cayenne pepper
- the colonel used 11 herbs and spices add your own
2While oil is coming up to temp take two or three eggs in a bowl add milk enough to make a wash. Add all of your seasonings to this and mix well.
How much seasoning? Well that depends as I don't measure any of this. I sprinkle a bit of each that I'm using on both sides of the chicken, add some of each in the egg wash and to the flour. If you don't do this your finished chicken will be very bland.
6Gently drop into the hot oil and fry for 13 minutes at the 300 or so temperature. Like I said earlier you want to watch for burning of the pieces that are sitting at the bottom of the fryer so turn pieces every two minutes until they are somewhat floating.
I vary fry time depending on how large the pieces of chicken are but usually no less than 12 minutes and not more than 15 at 300.