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James' Southern Fried Chicken Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Holly Powell Wright

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 chicken fryer, cut into pieces
1 cup milk
1 egg, beaten
Salt
Pepper
1 cup flour
1 large paper bag
Vegetable oil or fat

Directions:
Directions:
Combine the milk, beaten egg and salt and pepper in a large bowl and soak the chicken in it for about 20 minutes. Put the flour, 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper into a large paper bag.

Using a cast iron skillet, pour a generous amount of oil or fat into the skillet to make sure your chicken will be deep-fried. The fat/oil should cover the chicken at least half way. Heat until it reaches a medium-high temperature.

Take each piece of chicken out of the milk-egg mixture, shake off the excess, and drop them into the paper bag. You can add several pieces at a time to the bag, and shake, shake, shake until the chicken is completely covered in flour.

Add each piece of floured chicken to the hot oil and cook until golden brown, about 25 minutes total cooking time. Turn chicken pieces occasionally to brown evenly.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
James Howard worked for my family for years and taught me his method for making the best Southern fried chicken ever! I think his secret was the paper bag and the long chicken soak. Make sure you serve cream gravy and mashed potatoes with the fried chicken to have the true Southern experience!

 

 

 

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