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Old 12-12-2017, 02:03 AM   #31
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That's why I love my CI chicken fry pan. Deeper than a skillet and a dutch oven seems like over kill. If you ever see one at a garage sale (fools), estate sale or the goodwill, snap that baby up!
If I owned one of these, I’d make sure leave it to someone I love in my will!
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Old 12-12-2017, 07:54 AM   #32
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I use a sauce pan such as my 7-qt. enameled cast iron. The high sides minimize spatter. For smaller batches I use a 4-qt pan.
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Old 12-13-2017, 11:43 AM   #33
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I did not read this whole thread. But wanted to tell the OP a deep fryer is not required to make great fried chicken.
Chicken pieces heavily seasoned with salt and pepper then dredged in flour and a heavy skillet or other vessel can be used.
You use much less oil and to me, my fried chicken comes out better with a cast iron skillet or one of my deep/high sided aluminum skillets with about an inch or so of oil.

I do use my "Fry Daddy" for wings sometimes. I can cook 8 wing sections at one time. Very crispy and very fast.
Just remember to season the pieces well with salt and pepper.
I also put a little salt and pepper in the flour. I use paper lunch sacks and shake up the chicken to flour it.
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Old 12-13-2017, 01:39 PM   #34
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I did not read this whole thread. But wanted to tell the OP a deep fryer is not required to make great fried chicken.
Chicken pieces heavily seasoned with salt and pepper then dredged in flour and a heavy skillet or other vessel can be used.
You use much less oil and to me, my fried chicken comes out better with a cast iron skillet or one of my deep/high sided aluminum skillets with about an inch or so of oil.

I do use my "Fry Daddy" for wings sometimes. I can cook 8 wing sections at one time. Very crispy and very fast.
Just remember to season the pieces well with salt and pepper.
I also put a little salt and pepper in the flour. I use paper lunch sacks and shake up the chicken to flour it.
Minus the Fry Daddy, this is essentially how I do it. I fried up some drumsticks last night. A good shake in the bag to coat with seasoned flour, then 10 minutes on the rack letting the coating get sticky, then into the frying pan (12" nonstick heavy aluminum fry pan). I can do 7 drumsticks at a time without crowding and they come out nice and crispy.
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Old 12-13-2017, 09:49 PM   #35
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That's why I love my CI chicken fry pan. Deeper than a skillet and a dutch oven seems like over kill. If you ever see one at a garage sale (fools), estate sale or the goodwill, snap that baby up!
Is this still available, or something similar? I think Iím in love with it!
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Old 12-13-2017, 10:25 PM   #36
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Is this still available, or something similar? I think Iím in love with it!
You can find some nice ones on eBay from time to time. My brand of choice is Griswold. You will pay a pretty penny for one, but you can hand it down for generations, if it is properly cared for, which is not very difficult.

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Old 12-14-2017, 03:11 AM   #37
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Is this still available, or something similar? I think Iím in love with it!
I bought this combo at the Lodge factory outlet in Sevierville, TN this past summer. I also bought a second skillet for our daughter. She was eyeing the 3-quart pot; I told her I'd bring it back at Christmas time if I didn't use it much. One pot of chili later...she's getting it this Christmas. It does look perfect for frying chicken, and I have used the skillet part often, so I would think this would be a good value for you. I just might give a go at my first batch of Southern fried chicken when we're at Loverly's place over the holidays.

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Old 12-14-2017, 12:47 PM   #38
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