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Lottie Greer's Fried Chicken Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Carolyn Kimmerling/Mitford Cookbook & Kitchen Reader

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 whole chicken cut into 8 pieces (or chicken breasts)
1/4 cup salt
Ice water, to cover chicken
1/4 cup sugar
1 quart buttermilk
2 T seasoned salt
2 cups flour
3 T bacon drippings
Vegetable shortening for frying

Directions:
Directions:
Place chicken pieces in large bowl; add salt and enough ice water to cover the chicken. Cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for at least 8 hours, or overnight. Drain the chicken and pat dry. Wipe out the bowl, add the sugar, buttermilk, and 1 T seasoned salt and milk well. Add the chicken and place in the refrigerator to soak for 2-4 hours.

Combine the flour and remaining seasoned salt in a brown paper bag. Remove the chicken from the buttermilk. Place the chicken in batches in he paper bag and shake to coat the chicken.
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Place the bacon drippings and enough shortening to reach 1" of melted fat in a large black skillet. Heat the fat to 360 over medium-high heat.

Add the chicken pieces to the skillet, a few pieces at a time (do not crowd the skillet), and cook for 15-20 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Drain the chicken on paper towels before serving

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6-8
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
If using boneless chicken or smaller pieces, reduce cooking time.

 

 

 

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