Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Fried Chicken

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Fried Chicken

Article excerpt

When stand-up comic Lillian Cannon of Broadhead Manor fries chicken, she starts by cooking the bigger pieces before the smaller ones and places the meat skin-side down. If she is in a rush, she coats the chicken with a quick seasoning by combining Lawry's season salt, black pepper, Creole seasoning and garlic powder.

Vegetable/canola oil blend for frying

8 pieces of chicken (legs, breasts and thighs)

Premix seasoning (recipe follows)

cup buttermilk

1 egg, beaten

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup cornstarch

2 large resealable plastic bags

Preheat oil in a deep cast-iron pan. Rinse chicken pieces, pat dry and then lay them flat on a cutting board.

Season chicken with premix seasoning and let sit for about 1 hour.

Place chicken pieces in a resealable plastic bag. Pour in the buttermilk and beaten egg. …

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