Heat peanut oil in a
deep fryer to 350°F.
Thoroughly wash chicken
and pat dry with paper towel. In a large mixing bowl, mix together flour,
salt, pepper and paprika. Roll and thoroughly coat each piece of chicken
in flour and seasoning mix.
Dip each piece in beaten
Re-roll in flour and
seasoning mixture once more.
Place in deep fryer for
30-40 minutes TURNING CHICKEN PIECES ONLY ONCE-Again, VERY IMPORTANT.
After 30-40 minutes you'll
have a wonderful, brown and crispy skin (scald as we say down here) and
the inside of the chicken will be moist and tender.
Serves: 6, unless Y'all
are really famished!
Recipe from www.inmamaskitchen.com
A reader queried how and why you turn
deep fried chicken. Here are answers from two (2) Southern cooks: ......"Turning deep fried chicken is
a Southern thing and is essential to culinary conversation while passing
time during the process. If you have to ask, you're a Yankee".....
I know, it baffles the greatest scientific
minds of our age...but...I've seen deep fried chicken turned. One simply reaches down with
a pair of long tongs and the dastardly deed is done. If our Yankee readers
north of the Mason Dixon line can accomplish this feat, they'll be made
honorary inductees into the Society of Sassy Southern Sista'hood whose
members deep fry chicken with the panache of Picasso.