Mom's Fried Chicken Gizzards

Mom's Fried Chicken Gizzards
Mom's Fried Chicken Gizzards

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 2

    lbs chicken gizzards

  • 2

    tablespoons salt

  • 6

    cups water

  • 2

    cups all-purpose flour

  • 1

    tablespoon salt

  • 1

    1⁄2 tablespoons fresh ground pepper

  • salt

  • fresh ground pepper

  • shortening

Directions

2-3 hours prior to cooking. In a large bowl or dutch oven, place gizzards, water and 2 Tbls salt. Let soak. (This draws out that bloody/organ taste). Change salty water every 1/2 hour to hour, for 2-3 hours. Drain gizzards. Place drained gizzards on paper toweling, and pat dry. Salt and Pepper both sides of the gizzards. In a large zippy bag, place flour and salt and pepper. In your favorite chicken frying pan (I use Grandma's old cast-iron skillet), melt enough shortening to get 1/4" in the pan. Place a handful of gizzards in flour baggie. Shake. Remove gizzards from baggie. Shake off excess flour mix. Gently place gizzards in the hot shortening. Cover with lid ajar. Cook for 5 mins on Medium-High heat, or until browned. Turn gizzards, and cover for another 5 mins or until browned. (Pleae note: Gizzards will fry better if cooked in batches. Place cooked gizzards in the oven on 'warm' or 200 degrees, between batches.). Enjoy!

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