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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Mabel's Famous Fried Chicken

This recipe works best in a heavy skillet with a lid, but Mabel says in a pinch any old skillet with a tight lid will do. Even an electric one.


2 or 3 pounds of frying chicken pieces
I/2 cup of all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp paprika (sometimes Mable spices it up with 1/2 tsp of red pepper)
1/4 tsp black pepper (omit if you use red pepper)
Cooking oil

Wash the chicken and pat it dry.
Heat oil in skillet (only a quarter inch or so high)
Mix flour with seasonings in a plastic storage bag and close tightly
Place chicken in flour a few pieces at a time and shake to coat.
Fry chicken in hot oil over medium heat until lightly browned.
Cover skillet tightly, reduce heat, and simmer for a half-hour or so until tender, turning chicken once or twice. Remove cover for last few minutes for crispness.

Makes 4 servings. Mayel always doubles the recipe for the Cedar Chapel Boarders. If Ben and Corky are there for dinner, she tripples it.

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