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Old 12-10-2008, 02:28 PM   #1
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My Ex used to make the best fried chicken...

It's been years and no idea how to contact her, but she made the best (milk flavored) fried chicken I have ever had. I've tried everything from soaking it overnight to making the batter from milk and flour and can't get the same taste.
She would do something first (that I never saw) and then fry it and put it in the oven to finish. She was born and raised in Philadelphia and I have searched to see if it is Regional thing, but came up with nothing!
All I know is every bite had a distinct milk flavored taste and smell and its killing me cause I want some right now and can't figure out how to copy it.
Anybody got any recipes for this?
Thanks,
Rick

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Old 12-10-2008, 02:37 PM   #2
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are you sure she didn't use buttermilk to soak it in?
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Old 12-10-2008, 02:51 PM   #3
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I tried buttermilk as well, but I can't get the flavor past the skin. What I'm doing right now is simmering the chicken parts in half and half and milk for about 20 minutes and then I'm going to let it cool in the fridge for an hour or so to see if simmering might infuse the flavor deeper.
I'll figure this thing out if it kills me.... lol
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Old 12-10-2008, 02:54 PM   #4
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I would not simmer the chicken in anything if you are going to then fry it. First off, you should never partially cook chicken as that is not safe. If the 20 minute simmer cooks it through to 165 then you are OK, but then you will have overcooked chicken after you fry it.

A buttermilk soak for 24 hours is pretty traditional. Did you try the soak or just using it in the recipe somehow?
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Old 12-10-2008, 03:01 PM   #5
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can you post your recipe so we can maybe compare...?
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Old 12-10-2008, 03:06 PM   #6
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Next time get the recipe first then break up!

While it was probably soaked in buttermilk over night then rolled in flour and cooked, the spices she used were probably her own mixture and that (I think) will be the hard part to duplicate.
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Old 12-10-2008, 03:15 PM   #7
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Changed my plan of attack. Let it sit in fresh milk for just a few minutes (simmering is the only thing I haven't tried and the only way I know to get the milk past the skin and into the meat) and went straight to the frying pan to keep any little critters from multiplying. After this, into the oven. If this works, I'll let you guys know, cause this was "good" chicken.
I knew that was coming. Believe me, many a time I've kicked myself for not getting the recipe first
By the way, I'm bringing the temperature down with fresh cold milk in the freezer very quickly and then I will flour it and fry it to the proper temp immediately before I attempt to eat it. If I get sick from this, I will just assume she hid the recipe from me knowing I would try this eventually
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Old 12-10-2008, 04:30 PM   #8
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Forget your ex, and her milky chicken, and use this recipe! I guarantee you won't care about any milky chicken anymore...

Southern Fried Chicken

Prep Time:10 minInactive Prep Time: hr minCook Time:14 min Level:Easy Serves:6 to 8 servings


3 eggs
1 cup hot red pepper sauce (try Texas Pete's)
2 cups self-rising flour
2 1/2 pound chicken, cut into pieces
House Seasoning, recipe follows
Oil, for frying, preferably peanut oil


Heat the oil to 350 degrees F in a deep pot. Do not fill the pot more than 1/2 full with oil. In a medium size bowl, beat the eggs. Add enough hot sauce so the egg mixture is bright orange (about 1 cup). Season the chicken with the House Seasoning. Dip the seasoned chicken in the egg, and then coat well in the flour. Place the chicken in the preheated oil and fry the chicken in the oil until brown and crisp. Dark meat takes longer than white meat. Approximate cooking time is 13 to 14 minutes for dark meat and 8 to 10 minutes for white meat.



House Seasoning:
1 cup salt
1/4 cup pepper
1/4 cup garlic powder
To make the House Seasoning, mix the ingredients together and store in an air-tight container for up to 6 months.

-- Paula Deen
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Old 12-10-2008, 04:46 PM   #9
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Forget your ex, and her milky chicken, and use this recipe! I guarantee you won't care about any milky chicken anymore...

Southern Fried Chicken

Prep Time:10 minInactive Prep Time: hr minCook Time:14 min Level:Easy Serves:6 to 8 servings


3 eggs
1 cup hot red pepper sauce (try Texas Pete's)
2 cups self-rising flour
2 1/2 pound chicken, cut into pieces
House Seasoning, recipe follows
Oil, for frying, preferably peanut oil


Heat the oil to 350 degrees F in a deep pot. Do not fill the pot more than 1/2 full with oil. In a medium size bowl, beat the eggs. Add enough hot sauce so the egg mixture is bright orange (about 1 cup). Season the chicken with the House Seasoning. Dip the seasoned chicken in the egg, and then coat well in the flour. Place the chicken in the preheated oil and fry the chicken in the oil until brown and crisp. Dark meat takes longer than white meat. Approximate cooking time is 13 to 14 minutes for dark meat and 8 to 10 minutes for white meat.



House Seasoning:
1 cup salt
1/4 cup pepper
1/4 cup garlic powder
To make the House Seasoning, mix the ingredients together and store in an air-tight container for up to 6 months.

-- Paula Deen
OMG, I want some of this right now, but just told DW we could go up to the local eatery cuz I have a meeting tonight with no time to cook. I don't know if this will keep until tomorrow, but I'm sure going to make it then. This is just too easy to let go by without trying, and if the picture tells the truth (it must, I'm drooling) I can hardly wait to get some.

Thanks RobsanX & Paula!
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Old 12-10-2008, 04:54 PM   #10
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Joe, when I first read this recipe, I thought it looked mediocre, but it was easy so I thought what the heck. Then when I made it I was really astounded by how good it tastes.

I might have just used 1/2-3/4 cup of hot sauce in the eggs, which gave it a really good flavor without the heat. But I'll leave that up to you to adjust.
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