Mom's Fried Chicken Gizzards

Recipe by tlea73
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READY IN: 3hrs 10mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • 2-3 hours prior to cooking. In a large bowl or dutch oven, place gizzards, water and 2 Tbls salt. Let soak. (This draws out that bloody/organ taste). Change salty water every 1/2 hour to hour, for 2-3 hours.
  • Drain gizzards. Place drained gizzards on paper toweling, and pat dry.
  • Salt and Pepper both sides of the gizzards.
  • In a large zippy bag, place flour and salt and pepper.
  • In your favorite chicken frying pan (I use Grandma's old cast-iron skillet), melt enough shortening to get 1/4" in the pan.
  • Place a handful of gizzards in flour baggie. Shake.
  • Remove gizzards from baggie. Shake off excess flour mix.
  • Gently place gizzards in the hot shortening. Cover with lid ajar. Cook for 5 mins on Medium-High heat, or until browned.
  • Turn gizzards, and cover for another 5 mins or until browned.
  • (Pleae note: Gizzards will fry better if cooked in batches. Place cooked gizzards in the oven on 'warm' or 200 degrees, between batches.).
  • Enjoy!
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