Southern Fried Chicken

Southern Fried Chicken
Southern Fried Chicken

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    large whole chicken, cut into pieces

  • 1/2

    t. salt

  • 1/4

    t. black pepper

  • 1

    C. buttermilk

  • 2

    T. water

  • 2

    eggs

  • 1

    C. bacon drippings

  • 1

    C. lard or vegetable shortening

  • 1

    T. unsalted butter

  • 2

    C. flour

  • 1/2

    t. paprika

Directions

Place chicken pieces in a 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with salt and pepper. Set aside for 15 minutes. In a medium bowl, whisk together buttermilk, water, and eggs. Pour mixture over chicken. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour. In a large cast iron skillet or Dutch oven, heat bacon drippings, large or shortening, and butter to 350 degrees. Place flour in a shallow dish and add paprika. Remove chicken from buttermilk mixture and roll in flour mixture, shaking off excess. Fry in batches 10-15 minutes on each side, or until chicken is completely done. Remove and drain on paper toweling and seve warm.

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