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Grandma's Fried Chicken Recipe

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Sarah Sawant
Added: Tuesday, May 6, 2008


4 lbs chicken thighs, skin removed
1 quart buttermilk
3 C flour
3 T coarse salt
3 T cayenne pepper

Place chicken in bowl and cover with buttermilk. Let soak in
refrigerator overnight or up to 24 hours.
Remove from buttermilk and let drain on a cooling rack set
over a rimmed cookie sheet for 15 minutes.
Put flour, salt and cayenne in lunch sized paper bag and
shake to mix.
Place 2 thighs at a time in bag and shake to flour well.
Return chicken to cooling and let crust set for 15 minutes.
Pour 1" oil into each of 2 large skillets and heat to 350.
Cook chicken uncovered until golden brown turning 2-3 time
on each side until cooked through about 25 -30 minutes.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8- 10
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
My grandmother always made this chicken when we visited
in the summer. She always told me it was her Grandmother's
recipe which I have to believe since my great aunt (who was
her nineties at the time) made the exact same recipe when we
visited her on her farm in Oklahoma. She of course, first
dispatched the chicken.

This is still the best fried chicken I've ever had and I make it
every July 4 since it seems like that's when Grandma made it




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