Thursday, April 02, 2009

Good Ole Southern Comfort!!!

Tonight for dinner, I decided to feed my family some good Ole Southern Chicken Fried Chicken!!! This is a type of food that I have been eating for about 26 years. My first introduction to Chicken Fried Chicken, was the first time I ate at my husbands home. His mother was the queen of Chicken Fried Chicken, Steak, and Pork Chops. I think that first year, I gained about 30 pounds eating at her house. I had grew up eating Fried Chicken, almost weekly, but never ate Chicken Fried Chicken, till I met my husband. I love chicken just about any way you fix it, but this has to be my most favorite way of all!! I do not have a special recipe to share with you. My MIL taught me to just beat about 6 eggs in a bowl with about 1/2 to 1 cup of milk, salt, and pepper. I first rinse my chicken breast under cool water. Then beat the chicken under wax paper to tenderize it some. Then I pour flour, salt, and pepper into a large baggie. I put my chicken into the bag and shake it around until completely coated. I take it out and put it into the egg mixture, completely coating it again. I then put it back into the baggie and shake it around once more. Sometimes I add more flour to the bag if needed. Then I put each piece into hot grease and fry it till brown on both sides, and juice runs clear when poked with a fork. Careful turning the chicken so that you do not knock off the goodness that surrounds it!! I serve my Chicken Fried Chicken with white gravy, mashed potatoes, and a veggie, just like my MIL. I usually buy my gravy in a package, as I have no clue how to make White gravy. The best place to purchase it is at Drug Emporium, shared from my MIL. They have a Saw Mill Gravy that is so wonderful.
Maybe that is something I should try to do sometime. Make my own White gravy. I mean how hard could it be!! Here is a picture of my Chicken Fried Chicken dinner. Give it a try sometime. You will love it!!!
Beware, this meal can make for a very messy kitchen!!!

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