soaked in buttermilk, dipped in spiced flour, let rest 15 minutes to develop the crust
pan fry in a cast iron skillet with a good inch or so of lard
fry until crispy
drain off some of the lard, but retain the bits, add flour to the lard and bits, brown the roux
add milk and make gravy for the chix and taters.
Ditto for me too, Vic!
Although, I make a mean pan fried chicken…..
Gotta go with pan-fried: after four days of no power in 1975 due to
Hurricane Eloise’s visit to the Florida Panhandle, when it did come
back, our neighbor called us and said she just finished cooking fried
chicken with a side of homemade biscuits! [:p] (and her creamed corn
was also top-notch!) [:)]
What time is dinner???[:p]
I voted Broasted… The seasoning, technique and pressure cooking makes it my favorite. Though you wont hear me complaining if there’s pan or deep fried chicken on the plate..
I like both pan fried and deep fried. Mamaw Smith always pan fries. I sure do enjoy her fried chicken and gravy
Paul E. Smith
It’s just different and a matter or personal taste, that’s all. The pan-fried chicken I’ve had has usually had much less breading or batter than a lot of deep-fried chicken; in some cases it’s been barely a dusting of crumbs and spices.
Plus I wouldn’t be surprised if some people favor pan-fried because of an emotional attachment to a parent or grandparent whose chicken was a specialty.
Take your pick
1. Distasteful and repellant: hellacious smog.
2. Slang Extraordinary; remarkable: a hellacious catch of fish.
Main Entry: hel��la��cious
Etymology: hell + -acious (as in audacious)
1 : exceptionally powerful or violent
2 : remarkably good
3 : extremely difficult
4 : extraordinarily large
�� hel��la��cious��ly adverb
Slang very great, bad, unbearable, etc.
Etymology: prob. fanciful formation from hell of a (see hell) + -acious
As a " born & bred " Alabama girl , I must agree with you Allyk…
Man, I crave all these kinds of chicken, living up here way above the Mason-Dixon line…[:p] Chris
I have lived in the South all my life, and "hellacious" has always meant something bad. Where did you live? Just curious.
Why is pan-fried better than deep-fried? I am not arguing the point, I just don’t understand.
I was really surprised to find that pan fried won out. I have always thought that broasted was much juicier. However I do remember my cousin’s wife making helacious pan fried. For those that don’t know, helacious is a word I learned while living in the south. Helacious is a good thing!
S.E.Alabama style…Pan-fried in half bacon grease,half peanut oil cooked in an old
( The Finest ! ) cast iron pan
My real Southern Biscuits
Stephen Rushmore Jr.
Which is Your Favorite Fried Chicken?
- Pan-Fried (40%)
- Deep-Fried (26%)
- Broasted/Pressure-Fried (17%)
- Doesn’t Matter to Me (13%)
- I Don’t Like Fried Chicken (4%)
Total Votes = 852
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