I've never attempted to make Old-fashioned Fried Chicken before but I had a hankering for it today. I browsed a few cookbooks for a yummy coating and I combined a few recipes to make this one. I also decided to finish it off in the oven. It was AWESOME and SO BAD for you! We eat healthy here so I could justify having one fat-filled dinner. We served it along with my Homemade Mac-n-Cheese. Totally worth it.
Old-fashioned Fried Chicken
1 cup Crisco
1 3-4lb chicken, cut up (or your favorite chicken pieces)
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 Tbs paprika
1 Tbs salt
1 Tbs pepper
1/2 Tbs ground Mustard
1/2 Tbs dried Thyme
1/2 tsp ground Ginger
Pinch of dried Oregano
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a large pan, melt the Crisco, heat to 350 degrees.
In a bowl, mix the flour, paprika, salt, pepper, ground mustard, dried thyme, ground ginger, and oregano.
In a bowl, beat the egg and buttermilk together.
Dredge the chicken pieces in the flour and set on a baking sheet while the Crisco heats up.
Once the oil heated, dip the floured chicken pieces into the egg/buttermilk, and then dredge in the flour again. Drop the pieces into the Crisco. (Don't overcrowd the pan). Fry for 10-15 minutes, turning, until the chicken is browned and crispy on both sides. Transfer chicken to a baking sheet. Bake fried chicken at 400 degrees for 20 minutes until cooked through and internal temp registers at 165 degrees.