I create a lot of recipe hubs but I thought I would start sharing some recipes here in the forum also. I've been a Chef for over thirty years and I'm currently living here in North Carolina where I write and work with feeding the poor and hungry in several cities in the southern United States.
But lets get back to the chicken. My Grandmother taught me about 40 years ago how to cook the best fried chicken that you will ever eat. If you want to cook really good fried chicken southern style you need a large heavy skillet with a tight fitting lid.
I add about 2 inches of vegetable oil to my heavy skillet and let my skillet get hot but not smoking when I get ready to put my pieces of fried chicken into the skillet. I have the dial set on about medium heat.
Let me tell you a way to save money and make some delicious chicken. Use chicken thighs that you have removed the skin and bone from. Chicken thighs depending on where your at in the United States are about one third to one half the cost of chicken breast and they really are delicious.
To Bread Your Chicken You Will Need.
1. Four Cups All Purpose Plain Flour.
2. Two Tablespoons Self Rising Cornmeal.
3. One Envelope Dry Italian Seasoning.
4. One Teaspoon Ground Sea Salt.
5. One Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper.
Put all your dry seasoning in a large brown paper bag and shake it up.
Now mix 2 cups of milk and a large egg in a bowl and beat together well.
Dip your chicken pieces in the milk and egg mixture and then drop into the bag of dry mix. Do three to four pieces of the chicken at a time and put the chicken in the already hot pan. Once you have the pan full put the lid on your pan and watch carefully until you see the chicken get brown on the bottom and then flip over each piece of chicken. You will need to cook your chicken until a meat thermometer stuck in the thickest piece of chicken reaches 160 degrees.
Resist the urge to turn your chicken over to often and keep the lid on the pan so your chicken will cook crisp. Keep that heat low though. Don't burn your chicken.
This chicken is delicious and is just perfect for the person who loves good southern fried chicken but you can easily turn this chicken into delicious barbecue chicken by putting your chicken into a large bowl and then you want to pour a cup and a half of your favorite barbecue sauce in the bowl with the chicken and use a large spoon to stir the chicken and get it coated with the barbecue sauce. I have been told by many people that this is the best barbecue chicken that they have ever eaten.
And now you know two ways to make delicious chicken. If you have any questions feel free to ask. Thanks for reading my post.
Oh wow! This sounds so yummy! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. I look forward to trying it out soon!
My mom is the premier southern cook in this area and she makes the best fried chicken I've ever eaten. At 90+ years she is know for her great southern cuisine. Her secret? She chills the chicken before flouring it and cooking it, also in a cast iron skillet. Somehow this makes the batter stick to the chicken better with the crust not coming off so easily.
A terrific fried chicken recipe. Will definitely try it out.
It is a wonderful recipe. Let me know how it turns out for you.
You created a forum for a recipe? I can't believe you have been here five years and did that. This is a recipe hub not a forum discussion.
@ Cardisa: I don't think there is anything in the rules at HubPages that states that you cannot post a recipe forum.
There isn't but come on, a recipe in a forum, really? I couldn't help but laugh. Wouldn't this do much better in a hub than on a forum rlaha?
It might not be a specific rule but the rule does state that the forums are for discussions and not promotions. If you want to promote a recipe you should create a hub so the the entire community can read and share with each other.
@Rlaha, Guidelines don't always have specifics because they are just that, guidelines. Through guideline you know the boundaries without having them spelled out to you. If the guidelines state that forums are for discussions of a certain nature then that means an article should not be placed here especially one that clearly is promoting a product or service.
I have seen other people place "hubs" in the forums and have been asked to remove them.
What I am trying to understand is why people are so defensive?
What is wrong with putting a recipe in a forum? It's innovative. I'm not being defensive. I'm just trying to understand why people are suggesting that a recipe should be written in a hub? Why can't it be written in a forum? It's different than the norms and I actually think that crazyhorsesghost used their brain when they put the recipe in here.
One would think that a food and cooking forum would be the perfect place for a recipe and as their are no links in the post how could it be promotion? At every other forum on food and cooking on the net you find recipes. I just checked 5 and guess what recipes are in all of them.
I agree! What else is a food and cooking forum supposed to have on it?
Oh good! I thought I was the only one who thought that crazyhorsesghost was doing just fine on here.
i will certainly be trying this out! a thought - could you try this batter with lets say potato cutlets instead?
It works great with potato cutlets as well as zucchini cut long ways into big thin slices.
PS - why not allow sharing recipes in the forums - this suggests that the poster is not only concerned with publishing plenty hubs, but is interested in interacting with fellow hubbers too!
A food and cooking forum is an amazing place to find good recipes. And this is one of the best fried chicken recipes ever. Thank you crazyhorsesghost.
Thanks I really appreciate it. And I will continue to share great recipes here. Unless I am told by Hub Pages staff not to. A recipe forum should have recipes. Thanks everyone who has posted a reply. I do appreciate it.
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Your very welcome and thanks for your post. It is wonderful fried chicken.
Crazyhorse, your chicken sounds great! My grandmother made the best fried chicken in the world. She dipped it in buttermilk first and fried it in an old iron skillet, which I now own and use for frying my own chicken. I think buttermilk gives the chicken a wonderful flavor, and if you use self-rising flour, the chicken will be super crispy!
The Buttermilk is wonderful. I use the buttermilk when I'm doing deep fried oysters.
My Grandmother used the Buttermilk to. Thanks for the reply.
The buttermilk bath is great for fried shrimp and fish, too! And hushpuppies...you gotta use buttermilk and beer for awesome puppies!
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