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Fried chicken

Fried chicken (also referred to as Southern fried chicken for the variant in the United States) is a dish consisting of chicken pieces usually from broiler chickens which have been floured or battered and then pan-fried, deep fried, or pressure fried. The breading adds a crisp coating or crust to the exterior of the chicken. What separates fried chicken from other fried forms of chicken is that generally the chicken is cut at the joints, and the bones and skin are left intact. Crisp well-seasoned skin, rendered of excess fat, is a hallmark of well made fried chicken.

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Spicy Southern Fried Chicken Recipe

INGREDIENTS: 3 large eggs 1/3 cup water 1 cup hot sauce (recommended: Frank’s Red Hot) 2 cups self-rising flour or all-purpose flour + 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1 (1 to 2 1/2-pound) chicken, cut into pieces (skin removed) Vegetable oil or peanut oil, for frying Special equipment needed: Large Dutch oven (5.5 qt. or more) or deep fryer Deep fry/candy thermometer, if using a Dutch oven Heatproof slotted spoon

Contributed by Karen Webb

Double-Dredged, Extra Crispy, Buttermilk Fried Chicken Recipe

Ingredients: 1 fryer chicken, cut-up into 8 pieces (or 4 breasts and 4 legs) 2 tablespoons salt, divided use 1 tablespoon freshly cracked black pepper, divided use 1 tablespoon granulated garlic, divided use 1 tablespoon onion powder, divided use 1 tablespoon paprika, divided use 1 tablespoon smoked paprika, divided use 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning, divided use ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper, divided use ½ teaspoon ground white pepper, divided use 4 cups buttermilk 4 cups flour • Peanut (or vegetable) oil for frying

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Homemade Fried Chicken Recipe

Ingredients: 1 1/2 lb chicken, cut into pieces 1/3 c. water 2 c. self rising flour 1 c. hot red pepper sauce 1 tsp pepper 3 eggs Peanut oil

Contributed by Karen Webb

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