Friday, August 5, 2011

Fried Chicken

Real southern fried chicken from a real southerner! Joni Joiner has immediately endeared herself to everyone with her accent, openness and this recipe! She later disclosed that she totally made this up. It must just come standard in southern genes...

4 Chicken breasts

4-6 drumsticks

2 1/2 C flour

2/3 C buttermilk

2 eggs

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp dried marjoram

1/2 tsp ground sage

salt and pepper to taste

peanut oil for frying

Add the flour and all the spices to a large bowl. In a separate bowl, add the buttermilk and egg; beat slightly. Use a large skillet to heat oil to medium high(oil should be a half inch deep). When oil gets hot, take each piece of chicken and coat in the flour mixture then dip into the liquid mixture then once again in the flour. Carefully add to the oil. Continue with all pieces and fry each side for 20-25 minutes or until tender (usually 40-45 minutes total time). Cover with a lid while frying for more moist pieces.

Keep in mind she made this recipe up, so you can vary the spices to fit your taste. Or just trust the professional! ;) Also, she served this with a gravy, but I just realized that I haven't gotten it yet. I'll post it as a comment as soon as I do!

1 comment:

  1. Apparently, Joni wants to wow us all by also making up the gravy recipe! Here is:
    Save about 3 tbsp of chicken drippings from the pan. Set aside and discard the rest of the drippings. Return pan to stove set at medium-high heat. Add back the reserved drippings then add 3 tbsp of flour and whisk until it starts to bubble. Slowly add 1 C of milk while still whisking.(Add more if desired) Bring to a boil so the gravy thickens some. Add up to 2 C of water after the milk mixture thickens. Continue to whisk until gravy is thick as desired- About 10 minutes.