Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Easy Delicious Fried Chicken

Here is a Paula Deen recipe that I changed a little. My changes are noted.

3 eggs
1 cup hot red pepper sauce (I used only a little b/c I wasn't sure if my fam could take the spice)
2 cup self-rising flour (notice it says self-rising and not all purpose!)
2 1/2 lb chicken, cut into pieces
Paula Deen's House Seasoning ( I just used garlic salt and pepper)
Oil, for frying, preferably peanut oil (I used crisco)
1/2 cup of milk or buttermilk (this was an idea from my Mum)


Heat the oil to 350 degrees F in a deep pot. Do not fill the pot more than 1/2 full with oil.

In a medium size bowl, beat the eggs with milk. Add enough hot sauce so the egg mixture is bright orange (about 1 cup). Season the chicken with the House Seasoning. Dip the seasoned chicken in the egg, and then coat well in the flour. Place the chicken in the preheated oil and fry the chicken in the oil until brown and crisp. Dark meat takes longer than white meat. Approximate cooking time is 13 to 14 minutes for dark meat and 8 to 10 minutes for white meat.

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 14 minutes Difficulty: Easy Yield: 6-8 servings

Recipe courtesy Paula Deen

Another Hint: My mum told me to dip the chicken in the egg wash with one hand and the flour with the other hand. It worked perfectly with minimal mess.

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