Southern Fried Chicken

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The Cook’s Canon: 101 Recipes Everyone Should Know

The Cook’s Canon

By Raymond Sokolov

Published 2003

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Millions have been made on chicken pieces fried in deep fat. And millions of Americans care deeply about their notion of where it came from and how it should be cooked. We can probably all agree about a few basic things in this otherwise contentious area. It comes from the South. It is always dredged in some kind of flour or other starch. It is chicken.

Of course, there are many other foods that are “southern-fried.” I have eaten southern-fried quail and southern-fried eggplant. I h