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southern fried chicken

Recipe by
Annette Landis
Blairsville, PA

found this in one of those little cookbooks at the checkout(big weakness for me. can't seem to pass them up)it's from a book called down-home cooking from wesson this recipe. it's just as good cold as it is hot.i only make it a few times a year but when i do i buy 2 large packs of chicken legs and fry bf takes it to work and his buddies want to know where he buys it at.

yield 4 -6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For southern fried chicken

  • 2 1/2-3 lb
  • 2 c
    self rising flour
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground sage
  • 1/4 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 2
  • 2 Tbsp
  • vegetable oil

How To Make southern fried chicken

  • 1
    Rinse chicken,pat dry and set aside.
  • 2
    Fill electric skillet no than half its depth with vegetable oil.Heat to 325-350 degrees F.
  • 3
    In large ziploc bag combine flour and seasonings.(I usually make extra and put in another bag in case flour mixture gets to clumpy after you start coating chicken)
  • 4
    Mix eggs with water.Put in dish large enough to dip chicken in.
  • 5
    Shake chicken, one piece at a time in flour mixture and lay on cookie sheet.
  • 6
    Dip chicken in egg mixture, then shake again in flour mixture til completely coated.
  • 7
    Fry chicken,a few at a time,skin side down for 15-20 minutes.(i usually can fit 8 legs in skillet at a time)
  • 8
    Turn chicken,put a lid on skillet and fry another 15-20 minutes.
  • 9
    Remove lid and continue to fry another 5 minutes.
  • 10
    Drain on paper towels and let set for 5 minutes before serving

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