Extra-Crispy Fried Chicken

READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Rinse and dry the chicken parts with paper towels.
  • Sprinkle the chicken parts generously with salt and pepper.
  • Whisk thoroughly in a medium bowl the 2 eggs, 1/2 cup milk and the 1 t. salt.
  • Mix together on a plate: flour, 2 t. salt and 2 t. black pepper.
  • Heat the shortening in a deep, heavy pot or deep-fat fryer to 350 degrees.
  • Toss the breast meat pieces in the flour mixture and then moisten thoroughly in the egg mixture. Lift each piece out of the egg mixture, letting the excess drip off.
  • Roll in the flour mixture again until completely coated. Sprinkle each piece with paprika.
  • Then immerse into the hot oil. Fry for about 15 minutes or until cooked "through," turning the pieces several times.
  • Remove the pieces to a baking sheet lined with brown paper bag or paper towels. Hold in a warm oven.
  • Repeat the process with the thighs and drumsticks, frying those pieces for about 20 minutes.
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