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    My Mom's Fried Chicken

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    1 hr 25 mins

    25 mins

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    bullwinkle's Note:

    This waws also on the forum. My Mom's fried chicken is very basic. she always fried hers in a cast iron skillet and fried it in a cast iron skillet. The amount of salt is approx.

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    1. 1
      Wash chicken pieces.
    2. 2
      Combine flour, salt and pepper in a paper bag.
    3. 3
      Add a few pieces of chicken at a time shaking to coat with flour.
    4. 4
      In a large cast iron skillet over moderate heat melt enough lard or vegetable shortening to measure about 1 inch deep.
    5. 5
      When cooking liquid has reached frying temperature you can see a little steam rising up.
    6. 6
      Cook chicken 30 minutes on each side.
    7. 7
      Lay cooked chicken on a paper towel lined platter and cover the top with paper towel also.
    8. 8
      this helps top keep the chicken from sweating and to stay crisp.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 26, 2011


      Very easy fried chicken with a lovely golden crust and moist meat. I used butter-flavored vegetable shortening and, like your mom, fried it in my cast iron skillet. Brings back childhood memories :)

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    Nutritional Facts for My Mom's Fried Chicken

    Serving Size: 1 (238 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 531.9
    Calories from Fat 314
    Total Fat 34.9 g
    Saturated Fat 9.9 g
    Cholesterol 160.4 mg
    Sodium 1312.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 12.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    Sugars 0.0 g
    Protein 39.2 g

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