Last week we talked about the great breakfast’s we had at Grandma Richmond’s house when I was a child, this week we move straight into the wonderful dinners she made. The question is where do I start? She always made dinners that we loved, the only thing I refused to eat (even as an adult) was beans and corn bread (what she always referred to as a hillbilly dinner). I just do not like beans.
Besides the Pepper Steak I talked about last week, one of my favorite dinners was fried chicken. My Dad always baked his chicken, so it was always a treat to have it fried at Grandma’s, which by the way, Grandpa cooked (one of the things he always cooked).
- ¼ stick of butter
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- ½ cup flour
- salt and pepper to taste
- chicken pieces for frying
- Wash Chicken in salt and water (Grandma said when they were younger and killed their own chickens for dinner the salt would kill the germs, this is a habit she continued with until she passed away)
- In cast iron skillet add vegetable oil with about ¼ stick of butter and let melt and get hot
- While butter/oil is getting hot, coat chicken piece by piece with flour, and give it a good shake from the salt and pepper
- Insert each piece into the oil and let cook on a medium heat until nice and brown, then flip and do the same for the other side.
- Once both sides are brown, turn the heat down and let the chicken slow cook until completely cooked.