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 ❤