Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Fried Chicken - So Good

Many years ago with a house full of children and Saturdays on our small boat
this one would fry 2 chickens, make potato salad, stuffed eggs, a desert and cooler
full of drinks and always a big bag of chips.  Vivid memory that being on the water always
makes you hungry.  We would consume my lunch and still pull over at a water eating place
later in the day
where we would eat hamburgers, hotdogs, have more drinks and ice cream.  Good memories of fun times.  Returning home everyone slept so good that night even with sunburns.
Seldom fry chicken at this time.   So warm daily and not up to a trip to market and
the freezer is being slowly emptied.   A few  chicken thighs removed from a bag and thawed.
The only way to cook fried chicken is to soak it overnight in buttermilk, s&p and a
little cayenne pepper.  Since up at 4:30, they thawed quickly and were put in the
buttermilk bath for about 7 hours.

A big bowl filled with 1 1/2 cups flour, 2 tbs or more of turmeric (good for inflammation)
sea salt, black pepper for dredging chicken.  Did this several times
and then into my iron skillet with - oil on hand about half way up side of skillet,
when it starts to bubble  put chicken in skillet (I am cooking just for one so everything is reduced.)

Oh my
was so pleased, it looked beautiful (turmeric added color)
and was so good along with mashed potato's and made small amount of gravy
dinner complete with some frozen peas.   

When chicken was done I put on a wire rack with paper towel underneath to catch drippings.

Having thoughts of next time family visits will cook this chicken.


Wisewebwoman said...

It looks amazing - it's been a very long time since I cooked my own fried chicken. I had my spinach/coconut dish tonight along with fresh crab caught by Daughter. Delicious.

We are good foodies, you and I.


Sandra said...

A lovely way to do chicken. It looks so tasty too!

Cape Cod Kitty said...

Wow, Ernestine, that fried chicken has my mouth watering. I never make it, either, and that would be such a great treat. May try it this weekend for LM.
So happy you make those nice things for yourself!

Chip Butter said...

And, my mouth is watering too...looks delicious! I am sure your family will enjoy being treated to some of Mom's wonderful Fried Chicken.

Rebecca said...

During a particular season of my life, we enjoyed fried chicken almost EVERY Sunday at the hands of my grandmother...

Tumeric. Not sure I'm familiar with its taste. I wonder what else I could add it to.

Your stir fry combination looked tantalizing in the previous post, too :)

Tabor said...

I am sorry but I have to pack and come on over and take some cooking lessons. This looks so good!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

WWW, Sandra, Marcia, Mary, Rebecca and Tabor,
thanks for the inspiring comments.
Tabor, welcome anytime
here by the damp woods that is being taken over by weeds.
This was so good and easy
the buttermilk makes the chicken so tender and the tumeric the beautiful color.
have my lunch today - good ...

Unknown said...

All of your food posts makes me drool!

Lonely Rivers said...

You know you inspire me. It is so difficult for me to choose to cook lovely thing for myself. I love cooking for company and set a beautiful table, but I can't seem to muster the same enthusiasm for my own meals. Thank you for sharing your simple, stylish, elegant life,

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Lonely Rivers, I always feel so honored when you comment :)
I would not think of setting a place for me at the table
without it being visually appealing - like to do this and need it.
Something I can do for myself..
thank you and wish you were not unknown :)

lil red hen said...

All sounds so wonderfully delicious!! And it is true about hunger around water; I remember after swimming, as a child, I was always hungry.