Saturday, July 6, 2013

Finger-licking Good Fried Chicken

By Terry Orr

Fried chicken is a dish consisting of chicken pieces usually from broiler chickens, which have been floured or battered and then pan-fried, deep fried, or pressure fried. The breading adds a crisp coating or crust to the exterior.  Oh – also Oven Baked Fried Chicken.

American fried chicken has its roots in the Southern United States, but Europeans have been eating fried chicken since the Middle Ages! During that time period, cooks discovered that covering meat in flour and spices before cooking it helped seal in the flavor and made it more portable. (Source: Punchbowl)

Celebrating National Fried Chicken Day – today – Saturday – is a great day for a picnic with this family favorite and gathering of friends and family. There are so many good things to go along with the chicken, potato salad, and corn on the cob, baked beans, salad, chips, mashed potatoes, gravy, and more wonderful goodies.

Enjoy your long 4th of July weekend with family and friends, be safe and have lots of fun.

(Photos from Google) 

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