A Southern classic that every family will enjoy.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 2 (2 pound) whole chickens, cut up
- 2 cups milk
- 1 egg
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 2 teaspoons pepper
- 3 cups shortening
- 2 teaspoons salt
RINSE chicken with cold water; pat dry, and set aside.
WHISK together milk and egg in a bowl. Combine flour, 2 tablespoons salt, and pepper in a heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag.
DIP 2 chicken pieces in milk mixture. Place in plastic bag; seal and shake to coat. Remove chicken; repeat procedure with remaining pieces.
MELT shortening in a Dutch oven over medium heat; heat to 350 degrees. Fry chicken, in batches, 10 minutes on each side or until done and golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle evenly with 2 teaspoons salt.
Reprinted with permission of Southern Living® magazine. All rights reserved.