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Southern Fried Chicken with Milk Gravy

Description

A classic fried chicken recipe that's a sure bet for when you need comfort food.

Course:
Entrée
Servings:
8
Level:
Beginner
Occasion:
Year Round
  • Prep Time:
    15 mins
  • Cook Time:
    45 mins
  • Ready In:
    15 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 broiler fryer chickens (3 – 3-1/2 lb. each) cut up
  • 1 cup shortening

And for the 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)

Preparation Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, beat eggs and milk. In another bowl, combine flour and seasonings.
  2. Dip chicken pieces in egg mixture, then in flour mixture.
  3. Melt shortening in a 12” Chicken Fryer; brown chicken on both sides.
  4. Cover and cook over low heat for 45 minutes or until juices run clear.
  5. Remove chicken from fryer; keep warm. Reserve ¼ cup drippings in fryer for gravy.
  6. To make gravy, stir flour, salt and pepper into reserved drippings in fryer. Cook and stir over medium heat for 5 minutes or until browned. Combine milk and water; add to fryer. Bring to a boil; boil and stir for 2 minutes. Add browning sauce if desired.
  7. Serve gravy with chicken. Garnish with oregano.

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