So this week I've been picked to cook dinner for the weekly gaming session
on Saturdays. No problem. Large group of people, something easy … let's
see … I know … fried chicked!
And no, I did not go to KFC and buy a bucket of Extra-Crispy thank you very
much. I made fried chicked from scratch. It isn't hard, and having spent
many years watching my Great Aunt (Mom's aunt) Freddie (and yes, that's her
real name) fry chicken I knew how to do it.
The cookbook I have, the Culinary Arts Institute Encyclopedic
Cookbook, lists the recipe under Fried Prairie Chicken. The basic
recipe is wash the chicken pieces in cold water, drain. Coat with milk,
then coat in flour and fry for about 40 to 45 minutes, turning once halfway
That's it. Pretty simple.
The only problem I had was I miscalulated the time it would take to cook all
the chicken I had and ended up being a bit late.
And the chicken went over well. So did the mashed potatoes (peel and boil
potatoes until cooked. Drain, then mash with a bit of milk and butter to
desired consistancy. Allow one potato per serving).
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