I cannot say fried chicken without hearing the words in my head, “Fried chicken and watermelon. Mmm. MMMM!!!” You have to say that with a deeply Southern accent, and enjoy your food with as much gusto!!
My mom used to make fried chicken this way, and I thought it was a perfect July 4th entree!! Add some BBQ baked beans, potato salad, fresh corn on the cob, and don’t you dare forget the watermelon!
Homemade ice cream would also just fit the bill. I love homemade ice cream. I am very likely making some this weekend!! Hopefully a post soon to come. My Grandma used to make ice cream and she was known for her famous vanilla. She also had an orange cream-o ice cream that we would drool over, but somehow that recipe has been lost! Ahh! Too bad she didn’t have a blog. She was a much better cook than I am. If you have an amazing orange creme ice cream recipe, be sure to leave me a note! I am on the hunt.
Anyway, on to the chicken. There are four basic steps:
- 3-4 chicken breasts, fat removed
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- freshly ground pepper
- 1 egg
- 1 Tbsp. milk
- Salt and pepper for seasoning
- Season chicken with salt and pepper.
- Put flour, 1/2 tsp. salt and plenty of freshly ground pepper in one pie pan.
- Put 1 egg and mix with 1 Tbsp milk in another pie pan.
- Dip chicken in flour mixture, then egg mixture, then flour mixture again to coat evenly.
- Heat 1/2 inch oil over medium heat in frying pan.
- Add coated chicken and cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side until nice and brown.
- Transfer to an oven safe pan.
- Cook chicken in oven at 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes or until done.
What is your favorite fourth of July tradition?
Have a very happy Fourth of July!