Fried Chicken for July 4th

Fried Chicken for July 4th

Fried Chicken for July 4th
This easy fried chicken is perfect for a 4th of July picnic with potato salad and all the fixings.
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Serves:
4-6

Ingredients
3  lbs. chicken, cut into pieces 
1  cup buttermilk 
1/2  cup flour 
1  tsp. salt 
1/2  tsp. ground sage 
1/4  tsp. paprika 
1/4  tsp. pepper 
2  eggs, beaten with 
1  tbsp. water 
1  cup breadcrumbs 
Corn oil for frying

Methods/steps
Rinse chicken pieces, pat dry and place in a shallow dish for marinating.
Pour buttermilk over chicken and marinate for 30 minutes, turning occassionally.
Combine flour, salt, sage, paprika and pepper in paper bag.
Add chicken and shake to cover.
Dip chicken in egg and roll in breadcrumbs.
Let stand for 15 minutes.
Pour oil into large skillet to a depth of 1 in. and heat to 375 degrees or until water spatters when sprinkled on oil.
Add chicken legs and thighs first.
Fry until browned about 10- 12 minutes before adding remaining pieces, frying another 10 minutes or until brown.
Drain chicken on paper towels before serving

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