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Southern Fried Chicken and Gravy Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Martha Cauley Gladwell
Added: Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 plump frying chicken (cut up)
2 cups self rising flour
Black Pepper
Garlic Salt
Light Olive Oil or Canola Oil (for your health)
1 large shaking bag (I use a Ziplock)
Gravy:
Drippings from frying chicken (pour off excess oil)
3-4 tbsp self rising flour
Garlic Salt to taste
Chicken Broth

Directions:
Directions:
In a large fry pan (black skillet preferably) pour enough light olive oil to fill pan about half full. In the shaking bag pour flour, pepper, and garlic salt. Shake together. Of course, please wash chicken thoroughly. Drain chicken. Drop a few pieces at a time into floured shaking bag. Shake until thoroughly coated with flour. Heat oil until flour sizzles when dropped into it. When oil is hot enough place floured chicken pieces in oil. Don't fill the pan too full (as Jimmy says) with chicken. You want to be able to turn the pieces comfortably. Watch your temperature, the secret to frying is not to get your oil so hot that is burns. Olive oil gets hot quick. Let chicken fry on each side until golden brown. Chicken is done when turning fork slides into the thickest part easily. Fry some of the small pieces (Place into boiling water in medium pot). Simmer until ready to make gravy. This will give you some good broth.
Gravy: Pour off excess oil, set back on medium heat. Sprinkle 3-4 tbsp flour over drippings and stir until well blended. Pour some of the simmering broth over the flour mixture to desired consistency, bring to a boil as you are stirring. Turn down to simmer until ready to serve. Season after tasting with pepper and garlic salt. Serve over mashed potatoes or rice.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4-5 people
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is one of Jimmy's favorites. This is what we eat when we cheat on our diets.

 

 

 

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