Southern Fried Chicken
- 2 (2 1/2- to 3-pound) broiler-fryers, cut into 16 pieces
- 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons salt
- Pepper to taste
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 to 4 cups vegetable oil
- 2 cups milk
- Hot cooked rice
- Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper; dredge in flour. Set 3 tablespoons flour aside.
- Heat oil to 375° in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet. Brown 4 chicken pieces for 12 to 15 minutes. Drain well on paper towels. Repeat procedure with remaining chicken.
- Drain oil from skillet, reserving 3 tablespoons pan drippings in skillet. Add reserved flour to pan drippings, stirring until smooth. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually add milk to mixture in skillet; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly. Serve gravy with chicken and hot cooked rice.
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