Whole chicken cut into pieces
4 cups of water
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup flour
Shortening or vegetable oil
Soak chicken in salt water solution in the fridge for 2 hours
Mix buttermilk, eggs, and 1 tablespoon seasoning salt
Mix flour, 2 teaspoons seasoning salt, cornmeal, oregano, and salt in a bag
Dip chicken in wet mix, then place in dry bag and shake to coat
Place pieces on a wire rack and preheat your shortening or oil.
Heat a shallow layer of oil or shortening to 360 F in a skillet.
Place the chicken in the pan, trying not to crowd the pieces.Cover for the first five minutes.
When golden brown, turn. Cover for the next five minutes.
Remove cover and cook uncovered, turning occasionally, as needed for a total of an additional 20 minutes or until cooked through.
Watch carefully, and don’t allow it to get too dark.
If it’s frying too fast, reduce heat slightly. You want to cover the chicken in the beginning to cook the inside, and uncover
Southern Fried Chicken
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