Mary Land Fried Chicken
|Egg||1 , beaten|
|Finely crushed saltine crackers||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Dried thyme||1 Teaspoon, crushed|
|Meaty chicken pieces||3 Pound (Breasts, Thighs, And Drumsticks)|
|Cooking oil||2 Tablespoon|
|Milk||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Cream gravy||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
1 In a small mixing bowl combine the egg and the 3 tablespoons milk. In a shallow bowl combine the crushed crackers, dried thyme, paprika, and pepper. Set aside.
2 Rinse chicken; pat dry with paper towels. Dip chicken pieces, 1 at a time, in egg mixture, then roll in cracker mixture.
3 In a large skillet heat oil over medium heat. Add chicken and cook, uncovered, for 10 to 15 minutes, turning occasionally to brown evenly. Drain well.
4 Add the 1 cup milk to skillet. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover tightly. Cook for 35 minutes. Uncover; cook for 10 minutes more or until chicken is tender and no longer pink. Transfer chicken to a serving platter; cover and keep warm. Prepare Cream Gravy. If desired, serve with mashed potatoes. If desired, garnish with fresh thyme.