Okay, fried foods aren’t the healthiest thing to eat, but they do taste good. Fried chicken is one of those meals that it’s easy to run down to KFC or Popeyes and grab a bucket, but it’s so much better homemade. This is a great southern fried chicken recipe that you and your family will appreciate. For this recipe you will need a deep fryer.
1/2 gallon peanut oil (only use peanut oil)
2 1/2 – 3 pounds of chicken (chicken legs and chicken breast with the bone still in, must be thawed)
4 large eggs (beaten)
3 cups flour (self rising flour)
salt (to taste)
pepper (to taste)
paprika (to taste)
Pour peanut oil into deep fryer and heat to 350°.
Wash the chicken and dry them off with paper towel.
Take a large bowl and add in the flour, paprika, salt, and pepper. Mix it thoroughly.
Take the chicken pieces and coat them with the seasoning you made in the bowl.
After you have coated each piece, dip them in the egg mixture and then re-coat with the seasoning.
Place the chicken in the deep fryer for 35-40 minutes. During this time you should only turn the chicken once.
If you are looking for something to compliment your southern fried chicken, try this mustard potato salad recipe.