Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Fried Chicken

Nobody grows up in the south without loving fried chicken. Many Sundays my family through the years of my childhood spent entertaining the preacher with a big platter of mama's fried chicken or fried catfish and hush puppies. Cooked in her big cast iron skillets that I treasure today. Cooked in the lard from the hogs butchered on our farm and the chickens raised right out in our chicken yard from hatching to butcher to pot.My mama loved them black and white speckled dominque hens.

It's now considered a heritage breed and you don't see them very often. She always pronounced it Dominecker! That's what she always raised along with a few bantie hens for hatching. And they sure tasted good beside some mashed potatoes and creamy chicken gravy, biscuits, coleslaw and blackberry dumplins and you had a meal fit for a queen. With some fresh homemade butter and maybe some huckle berry jam for those biscuits and cold milk with little flecks of cream still floating on the top. Those are the family meals of my memories full of good home grown food and family. 

With yesterday being Valentines Day I wanted a special meal of my own. My husband and I are unique in our gifts to one another. I asked him what he would like for Valentines Day and his answer was fried chicken. Seems his mama fried alot of chicken too. I fry very rarely anymore. For us we eat things like fried fish and french fries cooked in the oven. Every holiday O Wise One requests the same thing for a special lunch or dinner. His mama's fried chicken. She said this was a  knock off for KFC's spicy fried chicken that went around in the eighties. This chicken is spicy from the Italian Dressing Seasoning packets that are added to the rub. So every Valentines Day, Father's Day and his birthday O Wise One gets a special fried chicken dinner. I figure as long as we are not frying everyday that three times a year his cardiologist can live with it.

Fried Chicken

3 pounds chicken pieces for frying.

Rub   (Make into paste)
3 Tbsp flour
2 pkgs Italian Dressing Seasoning Mix
2 tsp salt
1/4 cup lemon Juice

2 Tbsp Butter (softened)
1 tsp oil

1 cup milk
1 1/2 cups Baking mix such as Bisquick
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp sage
1/4 tsp pepper

 Take pieces of chicken wash well and dry with paper towel.

Apply rub to chicken pieces and allow to sit for 30 minutes in fridge.

Dredge seasoned pieces in butter oil mixture.

Then immediately dip in Coating batter

Drop in hot oil in skillet and fry until brown and chicken is done.

Drain on paper towels and allow to cool slightly.

Serve warm

As for me I got a gift certificate for some new rose bushes. Lord that man knows how to spoil a girl : )

Blessings from The Holler

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  1. We have been trying to find a good spicy recipe, we will try this one!

  2. Yum, yum, yum! No one has to grow up in the south to like fried chicken and I've got to try your recipe!! Glad you shared it : )

  3. Great minds...I got fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy for my valentine.

  4. Awesome! Thanks so much for the recipe, CQ. And congratulations on getting new (soon) rose bushes! Hubby and I are a lot like you two in the gifts we like. :-)

    Hope O Wise One is healing well. Have a wonderful day. God bless. ♥

  5. Oh my,my, the thought of fried chicken caught my attention, BUT... the blackberry dumplins now that sent my saliva glands into a spin.

    I love the Domineckers too! That's funny, I just had to use your Grandmothers term! I have a few here on our little farm, we lost our Rooster "Mr. Roo" in the winter of 2010, he was a beauty and very tame.

    I would love to print out your chicken recipe and maybe one day the blackberry dumplins...
    I don't wanna sound pushy but man alive those sounded like heavens food.


  6. Oh yummy - that looks delicious! I am going to give your recipe a try - thanks for sharing!

  7. I know you're from the South now! You know how to fry chicken right!

    You're awesome, CQ!

  8. I have to admit that I can't remember the last time I fried chicken! You know, trying to be healthy and all, buying boneless, skinless. I don't think that I have tasted marvelous chicken in a long long time. After reading this, oh my gosh, I better get crackin! I love fried chicken - what have I been thinking?

  9. i'm a sucker for fried chicken recipes. will try yours soon!

  10. I love fried chicken-but am never pleased with mine-yours looks perfect! Oh and I say dominecker too : )


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