Perfect Southern Fried Chicken

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Preparation info

  • Makes

    8

    servings
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

The Glory of Southern Cooking

The Glory of Southern Cooking

By James Villas

Published 2007

  • About

Why people get so worked up about cooking good fried chicken is a real mystery to Southerners, and quite frankly I’m getting a little tired of all the helpless moaning and groaning. Nothing on earth is simpler than frying great chicken, so long, that is, as you observe a few basic cardinal rules: (1) Learn to cut up your own whole chickens, which allows not only more uniform pieces than those hacked to death in supermarkets but also the freedom to cut out the pully bone (wishbone) from the