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Friday, May 28, 2010

Fried Chicken For Memorial Day

So we are finishing up the hectic work week and gearing up for three days off work and reserving time for golfing, watching the Stanley Cup playoffs, and making some lights out good old American fried chicken. We make our fried chicken courtesy of Paula’s Deens recipe. This is the best fried chicken I have ever tasted and you will be amazed by the ingredients. The combination of self rising flour, eggs, hot sauce, and seasonings does some amazing magic to the chicken batter. Who knew the healthy amount of hot sauce in this recipe would not be noticed in the cooked product? When I first made this recipe I was afraid to use this large amount of sauce out of fear my wife and kids would complain of spiciness or extreme level of heat. That is definitely not the case here. The recipe is exceptionally good especially when cooked in peanut oil. I tend to fluctuate which oil to use whether vegetable or peanut based. The vegetable oil produces tasty fried chicken, though I recommend the peanut variety. To see this recipe, please visit Paula’s Fried Chicken Recipe. I highly recommend serving up with some homemade macaroni and cheese and some southern style vegetables such as collard greens or black eyed peas. Also when following her recipe, DO NOT use ALL the house seasoning that is called for in her recipe. Paula's house seasoning is written to allow you to have seasoning on hand for several meals. I just sprinkle a little on each chicken piece as it flows down the fried chicken assembly line before it hits the hot oil. This Czech yankee definitely loves southern cooking!

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