Fried Chicken

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It’s day one of classes and you’re already desperately hung over. You scan the room of your Women’s Studies class and while the male to female ratio might be great…the general attractiveness of your female peers is not. Well screw that, time to drop it and take golf with all of your buddies.

Just when you’re about to go hit the links like Tiger, in walks the most gorgeous blonde you have ever laid eyes on. Rocking a sundress and boots, she looks like she just walked straight out of a Daisy Duke themed party. Hey, maybe it will be worth it to stay around for one class. Four painfully awkward icebreaker games later, you’ve discovered that she is from Georgia and loves Southern cooking.

Well as Zach Brown band put it, you know I like my chicken fried and a cold beer on a Friday night. Invite this southern belle over and whip up your “grandmothers” secret recipe that has “been in the family for years.” Talk about Women’s issues or NASCAR either way, the Southern life ain’t that bad. Throw in a couple “Y’alls” and you’ll be drinking scotch with her Dad in no time.

Ingredients:

2 chicken breasts cut into strips or 6 drumsticks
salt and pepper
1 cup of milk
1 Tablespoon of lemon juice
2 cups of flour
1 teaspoon of cayenne powder
2 teaspoons of paprika
3 cups of oil or enough oil to cover the pan an inch high

Cooking:

1. Season the chicken with salt and a lot of pepper.

2. Most recipes call for butter milk, but there is a way to create you own without having to get additional ingredients. Pour the lemon juice into the milk and let sit for 5 minutes. This will serve as a substitute for the buttermilk. Pour the milk into a bowl good for dipping.

3. In another bowl place the flour, paprika, and cayenne powder and mix together. Dip the chicken in the milk solution and let sit for ten minutes. Then place the chicken into the flour. Let sit for 10 minutes until it becomes more of a paste.

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4. Heat up the oil in a pan to medium heat. This might take a little while since there is a lot of oil. Place the chicken in and cover the pan. Let fry for around 8 minutes a side

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5. Remove the lid and raise the heat. Cook both sides for 4 additional minutes to increase crispiness of the chicken. Remove and pat off additional oil with a paper towel.

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