My grandmother Paul always said to season chicken and return it to the refrigerator and let it sit as long as time permits, at least two to three hours. And always use small chickens.
Recipe courtesy of Paula Deen
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Grandmother Paul's Fried Chicken
Total:
2 hr 30 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
2 hr
Cook:
15 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
2 hr 30 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
2 hr
Cook:
15 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Directions

Season the chicken pieces well with salt and pepper and place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, up to overnight.

Heat peanut oil in a cast iron skillet to 350 degrees F.

Beat eggs and water in a small bowl. In a shallow bowl, season flour with pepper. Dip chicken pieces in egg mixture and then coat well in flour mixture. Carefully add to oil, in batches if necessary, place lid on top of skillet, and fry until brown and crisp. Remember that dark meat requires a longer cooking time (about 13 to 14 minutes, compared to 8 to 10 minutes for white meat.)

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