Shopping Around the World

30 Jun

Hello sweet friends ❤  For the month of June we are focusing on something that you have cooked lately that you absolutely went bonkers for and everyone enjoyed.  This could be anything – even a cheese cracker.  Just make it the best cheese cracker you ever had and post prices… and pictures are awesome.  That gives us something to drool on while we read your recipe.

Today, I’m handing our recipe over to mom.  Can you believe that me and dad actually got her to cook dinner for us one night?  Now don’t get me wrong.  She cooks for us but she’s been watching her diet lately so we have to say she went overboard with this dinner.  And *we* all appreciated that – trust me.

So without further ado, take it away mom!

Hello friends.  If you know me really well, then you know here in the south I just can’t get enough of fried chicken – ever.  I’ll admit it.  Usually instead of taking the time to fix it, I will usually just buy it from the store or a local restaurant.  Every once in a while, I will bring out my southern experience and fry some for the family.  Of course when I do, everyone wonders what they’ve done to deserve it – HA!  It just keeps them on their toes I say.  What you will need:

♦ A package of chicken.  We enjoy thighs.  You get whatever pieces your family likes – mixed or whatever.  This date, we bought a package of thighs.  There was 8 of them for $3.23

♦ You should have some of these ingredients on hand:  flour (3 cups – $0.75); buttermilk (2 cups – $0.50); eggs (3 – $0.50); frying oil (4 cups $2.50); salt/pepper/cayenne pepper

Now this is a pretty basic recipe that we have used in our family for years.  You can also use the same ingredients with different types of  meat – fried fish, shrimp and you know that other white meat that we can’t mention on Bacon’s blog.  You can also use different spices that you like.  Be creative and have fun.

Now is the time to get your assembly line going.  It gets a little messy.  You will need two bowls.  One bowl you will put your ‘dry’ ingredients in – the flour, salt, pepper and shake cayenne pepper to your taste.  Now test your taste.  Remember you can add more, you can’t take out.  In the other bowl, put your 3 eggs and beat them.  Add your milk, salt, pepper and more cayenne pepper.  As that is sitting, put your grease in a frying pan (we like to use an iron skillet) and let that start to get hot somewhere around medium/high.  Now while that is getting hot, put about 4 pieces of raw chicken (that you have already washed) into the wet ingredients.  Let the oil get hot.

Once hot, here comes the fun part. You want to take the pieces of chicken out of the wet ingredients and coat them in the dry ingredients.  Get everything coated.  Now repeat that step.  Yep, I believe in double coating for an extra crispy skin on the chicken.  Dip the floured chicken back into your wet ingredients, back into the dry ingredients and then place the chicken in your hot oil skin side down.  Your pan should comfortably hold 4 thighs – don’t overcrowd.  I cook the chicken about 8 minutes and then flip the chicken over to the other side for about 6 more minutes.  Once it is nicely golden brown, put on paper towels to drain and do the remainder of your chicken.

There you go – a classic southern dish from the Hotel Thompson.  Eight wonderful fried chicken thighs for around $7.50 – great for a Sunday meal.  Enjoy ❤


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17 responses to “Shopping Around the World

  1. The Canadian Cats

    06/30/2017 at 1:17 am

    Well, bless my little slappy paws. This recipe sounds scrumptious. Mom would like this chicky coating and I’d like the chicky like dad.


    • Piglove

      06/30/2017 at 10:15 am

      Oh it is so very yummy. And look at your mom! Both our moms thought alike this month. So wonderful! XOXO – Bacon

  2. easyweimaraner

    06/30/2017 at 1:51 am

    oooh that sounds tasty… I hope we will try your recipe with some fishy things soon… I will help the mama… with the messy part, that sounds like the job for me!

    • Piglove

      06/30/2017 at 10:16 am

      Most definitely it is messy with the double dip but so very yummy! XOXO – Bacon

  3. angelswhisper2011

    06/30/2017 at 2:02 am

    OMC these chicks make my mouth watering *licks mouth*. I’m sure Grandpaw joins me when we are going to eat these 😀 Pawkisses for a wonderful day 🙂 ❤

    • Piglove

      06/30/2017 at 10:16 am

      They are definitely so wonderful! XOXO – Bacon

  4. onespoiledcat

    06/30/2017 at 5:57 am

    One of our most favorite-est dinners is fried chicken! My Mom is silly – she thinks just because she was born in Kentucky she can call her chicken “Kentucky Fried Chicken”…..HAHAHA…..whatever she calls it, the house smells wonderful when she makes it. She “double dips” too – nothing better than EXTRA CRISPY! Happy Friday Hotel Thompson!

    Love, Teddy

    • Piglove

      06/30/2017 at 10:17 am

      Exactly cousin!! That is the key to a great fried chicken – the spices AND double dip. It makes it all worth while for sure when you eat it. XOXO – Bacon

  5. CarolMaeWY

    06/30/2017 at 6:06 am

    Southern fried cheese Chen, perfect for a July 3 picnic.
    Here’s mine:

    • Piglove

      06/30/2017 at 10:18 am

      Most definitely! I think mom may make some this weekend. And your lemon bars. OMP – I *need* those too. They look amazing! XOXO – Bacon

      • CarolMaeWY

        06/30/2017 at 12:08 pm

        They are the perfect combination. I’d like to make your recipe too for the fourth.

  6. The Florida Furkids

    06/30/2017 at 7:52 am

    That sounds DEE-LISH!!!

    The Florida Furkids

    • Piglove

      06/30/2017 at 10:19 am

      It is my friends. Mom loves her some fried chicken. I think she was born wanting chicken to tell you the truth – snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon

  7. Tails Around the Ranch

    06/30/2017 at 2:06 pm

    Nothing like a cast iron skillet to make yummy fired chicken. 🍗

    • Piglove

      07/05/2017 at 11:04 am

      Amen! Mom says there really is no other way to fix true southern fried chicken. It is hard work but so delicious! XOXO – Bacon

  8. 15andmeowing

    06/30/2017 at 10:24 pm

    Sounds good 🙂


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