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Picnic Fried Chicken

Yield 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 (2-pound) whole chickens, cut up
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 3 cups shortening
  • 2 teaspoons salt

How to Make It

  1. Rinse chicken with cold water; pat dry, and set aside.

  2. Whisk together milk and egg in a bowl. Combine flour, 2 tablespoons salt, and pepper in a heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag.

  3. Dip 2 chicken pieces in milk mixture. Place in plastic bag; seal and shake to coat. Remove chicken; repeat procedure with remaining pieces.

  4. Melt shortening in a Dutch oven over medium heat; heat to 350°. Fry chicken, in batches, 10 minutes on each side or until done and golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle evenly with 2 teaspoons salt.