Sunday, June 17, 2012

Mama's Fried Chicken

Mama's Fried Chicken

Mama's Fried Chicken

Treat your family to a meal of old-fashioned fried chicken that's "just like Mama used to make". You'll love it, even if your mama never actually made fried chicken.


  • (3- to 4-pound) whole chicken, cut into pieces 
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • Self-rising flour
  • Vegetable oil 


  1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Place chicken in a shallow dish or zip-top plastic bag, and add buttermilk. Cover or seal, and chill at least 2 hours.
  2. Remove chicken from buttermilk, discarding buttermilk. Dredge chicken in flour.
  3. Pour oil to a depth of 1 1/2 inches in a deep skillet or Dutch oven; heat to 360°. Add chicken, a few pieces at a time; cover and cook 6 minutes. Uncover chicken, and cook 9 minutes. Turn chicken; cover and cook 6 minutes. Uncover and cook 5 to 9 minutes, turning chicken the last 3 minutes for even browning, if necessary. Drain on paper towels.


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