Fried Chicken Drumsticks Southern Style

"Fried Chicken Drumsticks are a favorite of all sorts of people, but it can be a hard dish to prepare. Give it a try!"
Fried Chicken Drumsticks Southern Style created by Onna B.
Ready In:
1hr 5mins




  • Before frying, boil chicken legs in a pot of water for 10 minutes.
  • In a large saucepan, heat vegetable oil on medium heat.
  • On a large plate, combine flour, cayenne pepper, paprika, and salt.
  • Keep beaten eggs in a separate bowl.
  • Take 1 chicken leg and cover it is flour mixture.
  • Place the chicken leg in eggs and cover it in egg.
  • Place the chicken leg back into the flour mixture and cover it again in flour.
  • Once oil is hot and ready for frying, place chicken leg into the oil for frying.
  • Repeat steps 5-8 for each chicken leg allowing up to 3 legs to fry at one time.
  • Once legs are fried to a golden brown, remove from oil and place on a double-folded paper towel on a plate.
  • Allow plenty of time to cool before serving.

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  1. griffin.com1234
    Pro tip put your chicken in butter milk for 1 hour and it will taste better
  2. MDBrewer
    Okay, so I’ve already started to make this recipe when I found out that I spray have dinner for tonight. Chicken is boiled, egg wash made, for prepped. My question is: Should I put it all in the fridge and batter and fry tomorrow or batter and cover and store in fridge and fry tomorrow? Which way would yield the best results?
  3. martylauber75
    Greatest fried chicken drumsticks I have ever had! And coming from a fellow musician and tooo cool man!! Ha ha! I too have picked up cooking until we can get back out on the road!! I cannot wait try more of your recipes! I grew up in Buffalo New York and now live north of New York City and our Fried Chicken isn't anything like that! You can play is good you can cook I would love to hear your stuff! LOL Anyway I recommend this recipe to anybody who really likes Fried Chicken. Moist and not over seasoned, and crispy like it's supposed to be!
  4. geo102250
    How long do I fry the drumsticks?
  5. Sanddab Z.
    If I let it sit in the flour longer will it develop a thicker crust?



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