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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Fried Chicken and Gravy


So last night I watch the movie The Help. And in between the tears, laughs, and anger at what people in this country had to deal with before and during the civil rights movement... something happened. I started CRAVING fried chicken. Woke up today, and couldn't shake it. If you have seen the movie, you know what I'm talking about. I wanted to reach through that screen and help myself to some amazing looking fried chicken. It's taking all my will power not to run to the store, buy some chicken, and whip out the Crisco. But if you have less will power than I, here you go..

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 (4 pound) whole chicken, cut into pieces
  • 3 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  1. In a medium bowl, beat together 1/2 cup milk and egg. In a resealable plastic bag, mix together the flour, garlic salt, paprika, pepper and poultry seasoning. Place chicken in bag, seal, and shake to coat. Dip chicken in milk and egg mixture, then once more in flour mixture. Reserve any remaining flour mixture.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C). Place coated chicken in the hot oil, and brown on all sides. Reduce heat to medium-low, and continue cooking chicken until tender, about 30 minutes. Remove chicken from skillet, and drain on paper towels.
  3. Discard all but 2 tablespoons of the frying oil. Over low heat, stir in 2 tablespoons of the reserved flour mixture. Stirring constantly, cook about 2 minutes. Whisk in chicken stock, scraping browned bits off bottom of skillet. Stir in 1 cup milk, and bring all to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for about 5 minutes. Serve immediately with the chicken.
Amount Per Serving  Calories: 507 | Total Fat: 29g | Cholesterol: 145mg

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