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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Civil War Fried Chicken


One thing our family loves to do is to visit reenactment of the civil war eras. This is fun for the whole family to see the encampments, those dressed in period style clothing and the mock battles. Today, I share a recipe that reminds me of that
Civil War Fried Chicken

1 (2 1/2 lb.) frying chicken
1 tsp. seasoned salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 c. flour
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
2 eggs, beaten
2 tbsp. water
Fat for frying (2/3 vegetable shortening, 1/3 butter)

Cut chicken into serving pieces. Wash well, and pat dry. Combine flour, salt and pepper. Roll each chicken piece in flour mixture, coating well. Beat eggs with the 2 tablespoons of water. Roll each floured piece in the egg mixture and then again in the flour mixture.
Heat about 1 inch of fat in a heavy iron skillet or an electric frying pan. When fat is smoking hot, lay in the chicken pieces (do not crowd). Cover and cook 15 minutes, or until it is golden brown on one side. Turn chicken; cover and cook until the chicken is a deep brown on the underside, about 15 minutes. Remove cover. Cook about 5 minutes until the chicken is a deep rich brown on one side; turn and fry uncovered for another 5 minutes or until other side is brown.

Remove chicken from skillet and place on brown paper to drain. Cool slightly before serving.


  1. My kids just got done learning about the civil war in history. That calls for friend chicken! Thanks!

  2. There is nothing like homemade fried chicken!!!! Welcome to Tuesday Tastes! Thanks for linking with Tuesday Tastes! I am so happy to have you! People's Choice polls are open - head over and vote for your favorite when you have a chance!

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    Jasey @ Crazy Dasiy


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