Saturday, July 7, 2012

Fried Chicken--Crazy Cooking Challenge

It's that time of the month!  No, not THAT time, but time for the Crazy Cooking Challenge!  When I saw that the challenge was going to be fried chicken, I knew exactly what blog to go to.

Deep South Dish.  I knew Mary would have an amazing fried chicken (along with loads of other Southern favorites!) and I was right!  Not only did she have a perfect fried chicken recipe, she also has included tips for beginners and how to get the perfect fried chicken.  Go check out her post for the tips.

Now, I've done some frying in my life.  My ravioli's and gyoza (potstickers) are about as far as I've gone though.  But with Mary's awesome tips, I felt confident that I could fry me up some chicken!  She brines her chicken first, overnight, but I was short on time.  She also prefers to have it sit for a while after salt and peppering it.  Like I said. . .short on time and all that. . .and fridge space.

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However, my chicken still turned out nice and juicy.  It was perfect.


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Adapted from: Deep South Dish
  • 6 drum-sticks
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • oil, for frying (I used vegetable)
Generously salt and pepper your chicken on all sides, while your oil is heating up in a large cast iron skillet (or dutch oven).  Only fill it about 1inch full.  Set up a dipping station of milk and eggs mixed together, and flour with salt and pepper mixed in.  Dip each chicken piece in the milk/egg mixture, allowing the excess to drip off, then the flour.  Place on a plate.  When your oil is about 350degs, slowly, CAREFULLY, add 3 pieces of chicken to the oil.  Let it fry for about 8-10 minutes on that side, then carefully turn it and let it fry for about 6 minutes on the other side.  Drain the chicken on a paper bag, or on a rack over paper towels.  Repeat the process until all the chicken pieces are cooked.  You can keep the chicken warm in a low-temp oven, and if the chicken isn't cooked all the way through, finish it up in a 350deg oven, until juices run clear.

**If you could be so kind to click on #3 down there in the linky group (hop on over to the blog if you're in a reader!) I would love it!  This is a challenge, and every click helps me win!**



  1. Nothing better than Southern Fried Chicken...yum!

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my CCC entry Copycat "KFC" Original Recipe Fried Chicken

    Cook Lisa Cook

  2. So glad you shared Deep South Dish with us...I love finding new blogs to search for great recipes!

  3. Great looking chicken!! Thanks for stopping by my CCC entry, #34!!

    Take care,
    From Everyday To Gourmet

  4. I love Mary's recipes! One of my favorite blogs! Nothin' better than Southern Fried Chicken - yours looks great!

  5. perfect example of a classic - they look scrumptious - I am CCC #21



  6. Nothing better than classic southern fried chicken! It looks wonderful!

    Have a great weekend!


  7. I have lived in the south much of my life but never was able to conquer frying chicken! I was happy with my results and will try more recieps now. Your chicken looks great and I will try your recipe also.

  8. Looks like the fried chicken my Maternal Unit used to make. I bet it tastes just as good too.

    The UDG #19

  9. Yummy looking chicken. I bet it taste as good as it looks #22

  10. This looks delicious! Great SRC pick!

    I'm #10 :)

  11. Never had so many fried chicken recipes in one go! Mine is #54


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