Ernestine's Southern Fried Chicken May 30 2018



Ernestine's Southern Fried Chicken - Ingredients


(3)1/2 - (4)1/2 lbs chicken parts

Salt and pepper*

2 eggs

1/2 cup buttermilk

2 Tbsps garlic salt

1 Tbsp onion powder*

1 tsp cayenne pepper

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 yellow corn meal

1/4 cup baking powder

1/4 cup paprika


Ernestine's Southern Fried Chicken - Coaching Points


Separate the legs into thighs and drumsticks; cut each chicken breast in half. Sprinkle both sides generously with salt and pepper.


In a medium bowl combine the eggs, buttermilk and garlic salt, whisk together.


In a large plastic freezer bag combine all of the dry ingredients, and add a pinch of salt and pepper.


In a deep fryer or deep, heavy pot, heat 3 inches of vegetable oil or shortening. Shake the breast pieces in flour mixture, then place into egg mixture and turn until moistened on all sides. One at a time, lift the pieces out of the egg mixture; let the extra egg drip off. Shake in the flour mix until completely covered.


Slowly place each piece of chicken into the fryer fry for 15 minutes (be sure to turn the pieces several times to cook evenly). Place the finished pieces on a baking sheet lined with paper towel.


Serves 4-6


*Can substitute for Tweety's Love Rub - available online at