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    Fairy Bell's Fried Chicken

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    24 hrs 30 mins

    30 mins

    24 hrs

    Trinkets's Note:

    Every self respecting Southern lady must have the perfect recipe for fried chicken and I claim this one. I found it in the cookbook named Square Table, A Collection of Recipes from Oxford, Mississippi. The cooking time includes marinating in a brine overnight.

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    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      Rinse chicken and place in a large baking dish or ziploc bag.
    2. 2
      Cover with water and sprinkle with salt.(approx. 1 TBS per 3 lbs of chicken).
    3. 3
      Refrigerate overnight.
    4. 4
      Drain, rinse, and pat dry.
    5. 5
      In a shallow bowl, beat eggs with buttermilk.
    6. 6
      In a separate shallow bowl, combine flour with salt and pepper to taste. (Here is where I either add just salt and lots of pepper, or I use Emeril's Creole Seasonings, from this site).
    7. 7
      Drain chicken pieces and dredge in egg mixture, then flour mixture.
    8. 8
      In a heavy large skillet over high heat, pour enough oil to cover chicken.
    9. 9
      Heat until flour sprinkled in the pan causes grease to splatter.
    10. 10
      Turn heat to medium.
    11. 11
      Add chicken, and fry chicken, uncovered, until brown on one side, 5-8 minutes.
    12. 12
      Turn chicken to brown on the other side. Larger pieces will take longer.
    13. 13
      Remove and drain on paper towels.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 29, 2008


      Made as directed, except that I used a roaster, so had to cook my chicken parts much longer. Thanks, Trinkets, as this one won my DH's stomach and heart! Made for US Regional Cookbook Tag.

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    Nutritional Facts for Fairy Bell's Fried Chicken

    Serving Size: 1 (262 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 783.2
    Calories from Fat 344
    Total Fat 38.2 g
    Saturated Fat 11.1 g
    Cholesterol 280.7 mg
    Sodium 261.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 50.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.6 g
    Sugars 3.3 g
    Protein 54.4 g

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