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pumba
07-10-2003, 06:45 PM
Big Mama's Fried Chicken

(Serves eight)

2 chickens cut into breasts, legs, wings, and thighs
4 large eggs
1/4 cup, water
3 cups, all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons, salt
1 tablespoon, paprika
2 teaspoons, ground black pepper
3 to 6 cups, shortening

Rinse the chicken, and pat dry. In a medium bowl, beat together the eggs and the water. Combine the flour, salt, paprika, and pepper in a bag, and set aside.

Heat the shortening in a large deep skillet until it is hot, but not smoking. If you're using an electric skillet, heat it to 400 degrees. Dip each piece of chicken in the egg mixture, and then place in the bag with the flour, and shake to coat. Let stand for 4 or 5 minutes. Fry three to five pieces of chicken at a time for about 15 minutes, until they are browned and cooked through. Drain on paper towels.

Beth E. (NJ)
07-18-2003, 08:44 AM
I love fried chicken but it is one of those things that I just don't make myself. This recipe sounds good -- I think I may have to try it.