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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Southern Fried Chicken

Who doesn't love fried chicken? And who doesn't love Paula Deen and her wonderful recipes? I love both! This recipe is one of Paula Deen's and I use it all of the time for my fried chicken. An absolute winner! Enjoy!

3 eggs
1 cup hot red pepper sauce (optional)
2 cup self-rising flour
2 1/2 lb chicken, cut into pieces
Salt, pepper, and garlic powder sprinkled over chicken before coating
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. Add enough hot sauce so the egg mixture is bright orange (about 1 cup). Season the chicken with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. 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


Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

oh Paula Deen!!!... my husband is totally in love with her (at least her cooking). We love to watch her shows on Food Network. In fact, in a couple of years we will be celebrating our 20th anniversary. And guess where we plan on going.... Savannah Georgia!
Just so that we can go eat at The Lady & Sons Restaurant that she owns. Hopefully she'll be around Savannah then so we could meet her too.
Now how many people plan an anniversary vacation around a restaurant and Southern cooking!?

Solange Belém said...

Wow, delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!