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Southern Fried Chicken Legs

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Try this delicious recipe for authentic Southern Fried Chicken. It is so much better than anything you could get at a drive-thru and great to serve to a crown on summer evenings relaxing in the backyard. Also, try it for a great picnic meal when you head out to the 4th of July fireworks this summer... you be so glad you did.
Ingredients
  Chicken leg 5 1⁄2 Pound
For marinade
  Buttermilk 4 1⁄2 Cup (72 tbs)
  Louisiana hot sauce/Any hot sauce 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt and pepper To Taste
For batter
  Egg 3 , beaten
  Water 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
For coating
  All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Ground pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Paprika 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Garlic powder 2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
Other ingredient
  Cooking oil 4 Cup (64 tbs) (for deep frying)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a vessel, put butter milk, Louisiana hot sauce, salt and pepper, mix well. Add chicken legs, allow to marinade for 4-5 hours in refrigerator.
2. Cover a bowl with paper towels.

MAKING
3. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs, add 1 cup of marinade mixture, egg and water, and mix.
4. In a shallow dish, place all purpose flour, ground pepper, paprika, garlic powder and salt, combine well.
5. Dip each chicken leg first in the flour mixture, then in the egg batter and again into the flour to coat uniformly, arrange on a tray.
6. Heat oil to about 350F, fry the chicken leg until it turns deep brown, transfer to the bowl covered with paper towel.

SERVING
7. Serve hot with salad and pickle.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Channel: 
DiabeticLiving
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
10
If you have failed making Southern Fried Chicken Legs several times, Chef Scott is going to put an end to your woes with this recipe video. He is not only showing his recipe but also gives us valuable tips on how to make them perfectly without letting the batter fall off the chicken. The most important ingredient in Scott's recipe is the buttermilk which gives a really thick crust and a nice zip to the Southern Fried Chicken Legs.

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Anonymous's picture
I read recipes on the Internet instead of watching the Food network because I am deaf and cannot hear the instructions. I think it is wonderful you put a video here for people to follow but when I went to go print the recipe and it says follow instructions on the video I was terribly disappointed because I CAN NOT HEAR THEM!!! You really should consider not being exclusive in sharing your recipes. I am certain I am not the only one who would like a recipe to print for various reasons.
GaryK's picture
Video's nice, but not having the recipe to read sucks....This is not the place for me. Bye.