Best Southern Fried Chicken Recipe

Best Southern Fried Chicken Recipe

Ingredients

2 eggs

2 tablespoons milk

1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1-1/2 teaspoons salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon paprika

2 broiler/fryer chickens (3 to 3-1/2 pounds each), cut up

1 cup canola oil

MILK GRAVY:

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

1 cup milk

1 cup water

1/8 teaspoon browning sauce, optional

Fresh oregano, optional

How to make it

In a shallow bowl, beat eggs and milk. In another bowl, combine flour and seasonings. Dip chicken pieces in egg mixture, then in flour mixture.

In a large skillet; brown chicken in oil on both sides. Cover and cook the chicken over low heat for 45 minutes or until juices run clear. Remove chicken from the skillet; keep warm. Reserve 1/4 cup drippings in skillet.

For gravy, stir in the flour, salt and pepper. Cook and stir over medium heat for 5 minutes or until browned. Combine milk and water; add to skillet. Bring to a boil; boil and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add browning sauce if desired. Serve with chicken. Garnish with oregano if desired.
Yield: 8 servings.