excellent recipe for real southern fried chicken, i actually ate a chicken leg and loved it, I usually eat white meat only. only modification I made was replace the paprika with a generous amount of msg (accent), if you are not allergic to it it won't hurt you. I didn't add garlic and all that other stuff, that's northern fried chicken like people here in maine make, true southern frien chicken is made with flour, salt, pepper, and msg. Self rising flour is a must, or liberally add baking powder to your flour. Dip your rinsed wet chicken in beaten egg than roll in flour which you may add more salt and pepper (you can never use too much msg) according to your tastes. re dip in the egg and once more in the flour and do not put it into a frying pan till the oil is 350 degrees. with an electric you need 48 oz oil for perfection. fry legs and thighs for at least 25 minutes, turning frequently to prevent overbrowning, do not pierce the chicken use tongs. fry breasts a total of 30 to 40 minutes. When your chicken is dark golden brown it's readu test with a thermometer to be sure, should be 165-190 in the thickest part. This coating will make the juciest chicken you ever ate. If you want, experiment with spices and make a good northern fried chicken, but if you want REAL deep south soul food fried chicken you use only salt, pepper and msg. And if you are not allergic to msg it's perfectly safe, it's glutamate made from corn. Good luck and bon appetite.
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excellent recipe for real southern fried chicken, i actually ate a chicken leg and loved it, I...