How to Make Fried Chicken
- Combine salt and water in a large bowl. Add chicken, cover and chill 2 hours.
- Drain chicken. Pat dry and place on a rack set over a baking sheet.
- Melt lard in a DEEP Dutch oven, once lard is melted maintain temp at 350. (melted lard should be about 2" deep). While lard is melting, combine flour, baking powder and pepper in a bowl. Dredge chicken in flour mixture. Set chicken on rack for 30 min. Dredge chicken once more. ( The more often you dredge the chicken, the crispier it will be. Allow chicken to "rest" 5-7 min between dredging.)