Friday, July 15, 2011

Grandma's Fried Chicken

Grandma's Fried Chicken

1 chicken, cut up
1 1/2 cups flour
Salt and Pepper, to taste
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup vegetable oil

Salt and pepper the chicken.  Dredge in flour, coating well.

After the chicken is coated with flour, set it aside for 10 minutes.  This will make your chicken crispier by helping the coating stay on the chicken when fried.

In a large skillet, add butter and oil.  Heat over low heat, until oil is hot.

Add chicken. Cover with lid.  Cook on low 30 minutes, turning chicken after 15 minutes.  Don't fuss with the chicken.  Turning it frequently, and picking up the edge to check it, will make the coating fall off.

Remove lid, turn heat up to medium high, brown on all sides.

I usually bake my chicken, but every once in a while I crave my Grandma's fried chicken.  As it cooks, the aromas filling my kitchen make me feel almost like my Grandma is with me.  I miss her so much!

 My Grandma

When I was a child, we would have big family gatherings once a month.  My grandma would smile and laugh, as she prepared food for the people she loved the most.  Of course, fried chicken was on the menu.  It is amazing how certain food and smells bring back so many happy memories.

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  1. My grandma was a great cook, too. I have her recipe box and it is one of my treasures. I have never tried making fried chicken,but this looks really easy.


  2. Oh yum. I don't fry chicken often because of the mess I make. I've never added butter to my oil either but I bet that would make it even better. I just may have to try this one soon. Thanks for sharing. Take care.

  3. There is absolutly nothing better than a grandma's home cooking...and fried chicken to boot!

  4. Linda..
    I will take fried chicken over baked chicken any day...There are lots of foods that bring back memories for me...there are even a few restaurants that bring back a lot of memories.

  5. We love fried chicken! Home fried is always the best! We do not always have fried chicken in the house, but when we do, it is always a special treat!

  6. My sainted grandmother has been gone for some 20 years, and I still miss her and her cooking. Nothing like it in the world.

    Still remember her fried chicken with great fondness.

  7. Linda this look delicious! gloria

  8. That's some good looking fried chicken, Linda! I haven't made it in years but have to try your way as you make it sound easy. Love the food memories and your grandma looks like the best!

  9. I'm sure Grandma is up there smiling every time you make this.

  10. Linda another great recipe and I too had a Grandma who was an excellent cook and terrific baker.. Everything she made I loved..Rosemary