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Only comment I have is "DO NOT flip a drop of water into the hot fat!!!" You will end up splattered with hot grease!!! The ONLY TIME you flip a drop of water into a hot skillet is when the skillet is DRY. That is the best way to check if skillet is hot enough to add oil...and if you do check the skillet this way prior to frying any type of meat, the meat will not stick!!!
There may be more than one way to fry chicken, but this is the way my Momma used to do it. I love the taste of fresh chicken cripsy fried! No need to cover up the flavor with anything else. Yummm! Those who don't appreciate the good flavor of fresh chicken fried up crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside can go ahead and marinate it and spice it and stuff, cuz that's all good too.
This is the way I USED to fry chicken as it was also the way my mom still fries it. But now I prefer using the buttermilk recipe. I have one similar to the some of the ones posted here. It's a little more work but it tastes SO much better!! And that's what it's all about isn't it? I disagree that this is the only "real fried chicken"! There are many, many variations!
The only part of the chicken that was tasty was the skin. The inside was really bland. I found it better to season the actual chicken parts before going to work. Eight hours later, I followed the recipe, and the chicken was well seasoned, moist, and extremely tasty.
I followed directions to the letter. At the end, the chicken was crisp and moist. My only problem was it was bland tasting. I guess I can't forget the spices.
Pretty good! I have to say that I like things simple. Fried chicken should not be complicated by add-ins. I grew up on it, but never saw it prepared. As a single father, I can cook many amazing dishes, but I have never been able to cook fried chicken that my kids would like. Thanks to this recipe, I can add this to my repertoire.
Thgis is great to cook my family loved it. i,m cooking this and im beraly 15 all you chicken lovers should try it