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    Gus's Fried Chicken

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    Gus's Fried Chicken

    Photo by Unicorn1259

    • Prep Time

      minutes

    • Cook Time

      minutes

    • Servings

      servings


    Ingredients

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    • 1

      3½ pound chicken cut into 8 pieces

    • 1

      quart buttermilk

    • 3

      cups flour

    • 2

      teaspoons paprika

    • 1

      teaspoon cayenne pepper

    • 2

      teaspoons salt

    • 1

      teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

    • Peanut oil

    Directions

    Wash a 3 1/2-pound chicken and cut it into 8 pieces. Place in a nonreactive pan and add 1 quart buttermilk. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or as long as overnight. Combine 3 cups flour, 2 teaspoons paprika, 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 2 teaspoons salt, and 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper in a large plastic bag, and shake to mix. Heat 3/4-inch peanut oil in a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Meanwhile, shake each piece of chicken in bag of seasoned flour until well coated. When oil is very hot but not smoking, add chicken, largest pieces first, skin side down. (Work in batches if your skillet is small.) Reduce heat to medium, and cook, turning once, until chicken is golden brown and crispy, 12-15 minutes per side. Drain chicken on paper towels.


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