Grandmother Grace's Most Perfect Fried Chicken
Brown until golden on bottom. When chicken pieces are golden on one side, turn pieces over, cover with tight fitting lid, and reduce heat to a simmer, turning chicken pieces occasionally, for 35 to 40 minutes or until juices run clear and chicken is tender. When lid is placed on, and heat is reduced to a good simmer, the good side of pieces are the top sides. After about 10 minutes, turn back to skin-side down. After another 10 minutes or so, turn back to skin-side up for the last 10-15 minutes.
Uncover and cook 5 minutes longer for "crispy on the outside" crust. Remove at once, skipping this step, if a softer outside is preferred.Grandmother always drained their fried chicken on brown paper grocery bags. Paper towels work well also.
"Who's th' one baked them good biscuits for supper?
Louella could hardly speak. "What you want to know for?"
"Because th' one baked them good biscuits, that's th' one I'm goin' to marry!"
Louella's Buttermilk Biscuits
1/2 cup Crisco
4 cups White Lily all-purpose flour
(if you are not southern, you can use another brand of flour)
2 T. baking powder
1 1/2 t. salt
1 1/2 cup buttermilk
2 T. unsalted butter, melted and cooled
"Smells good!" as the aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg
floated around the small room.
Uncle Billy placed the pie on his desk and lifted the tea towel back to appreciate the handiwork.
"I want to share this pie and give Miss Cynthia and you half of it.
You'uns have been awful good to me and Rose."
"Let's see," said Tim, scratching his head.
"What will I carry half of it in?"
As Uncle Billy scratched his head, he kept lookin' at the pie
thinkin' it looked mighty tasty!
"Tell you what,"..."let's you and me jis' set down right here and
eat th' whole dang thing!"
Estelle's Sho-Nuff Sweet Potato Pie