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Southern fried chicken, also known simply as fried chicken, is a dish consisting of chicken pieces which have been coated in a seasoned batter and pan-fried, deep fried, or pressure fried. The breading adds a crisp coating or crust to the exterior of the chicken while retaining juices in the meat. Broiler chickens are most commonly used.
The first dish known to have been deep fried was fritters, which were popular in the European Middle Ages. However, it was the Scottish who were the first Europeans to deep fry their chicken in fat (though without seasoning). Meanwhile, a number of West African peoples had traditions of seasoned fried chicken (though battering and cooking the chicken in palm oil). Scottish frying techniques and West African seasoning techniques were combined by enslaved Africans and African-Americans in the American South.

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  1. Yorky

    Recipe Thai Pineapple Fried Rice

    Ingredients 1 Whole fresh pineapple 3 tblsp Olive oil 150 gms Chicken, cut into bite size pieces 2 Eggs 200 gms Plain Jasmine rice, cooked 100 gms Onion, chopped 4 Spring onions, chopped 1 tblsp Fish sauce 2 tsp Soy sauce Salt and black pepper 1 Fresh tomato, chopped 2 Spring onions, whole 1...
  2. AgileMJOLNIR

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    This is a delicious recipe for a nice Celery soup. I prefer using sour cream instead of cream to add a little tang and keep it light, though cream is delicious as well should you prefer:) INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoon olive oil, or butter 1 onion, diced 4 fat garlic cloves, rough chopped 606...
  3. FowlersFreeTime

    Recipe FFT Chicken Fried Rice

    I missed the chance to submit this in the last recipe challenge, but still thought I would share it so others could see that a "common" recipe like Fried Rice has infinite variations! Everyone has a different spin on this classic, so here's mine. My fried rice is not a one-pot affair; every...
  4. B

    Rain storm fried rice

    I recently made XO Sauce. Wife and I have been eating a lot of it. I decided I wanted fried rice. But it’s raining. So I chopped everything. A quick break in weather I set up the burner, cooked the fried rice, and put away the burner. slight burn on my hand moving a hot burner out of a fast...
  5. LissaC

    Recipe "Alho francês à Brás" (leeks with fried potatoes)

    - olive oil - one onion thinly sliced - 1 bay leaf - 4 eggs, beaten and seasoned with salt and pepper - 200g of batata palha (potatoes thinly sliced the size and width of matchsticks, fried) - 250g leeks, sliced - chopped parsley or coriander leaves - olives to garnish 1. Crack eggs, season...
  6. J

    Recipe Fried green tomato BLT on herbed burger buns

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  7. J

    Recipe Grandma's Fried Green Tomatoes

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  8. karadekoolaid

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  9. Puggles

    Fettuccine Alfredo with fried shrimp 100% made from scratch.

    This was even better now that I'm making my own pasta for it. So good.
  10. M

    Best coating for fried chicken

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  11. B

    Fried Rice.

    I’m fortunate to have a high BTU wok burner to use outdoors. I tend to have lots of leftover rice on hand. fried rice is my go-to quick meal to burn up leftovers. Bonus points, it’s fin to make. I’ll never tire of it.
  12. LissaC

    Recipe Fried tuna steak with stewed onions

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  13. M

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  14. LissaC

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  15. FowlersFreeTime

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    For this month's Mushroom Recipe Challenge I made a vegetarian substitution to one of my favorite recipes: Kimchi Fried Rice (kimchi-bokkeum-bap). The diced mushrooms will replace the need for meat in this dish, which is usually cubed pork belly or minced pork. Disclaimer: I make reference to...
  16. caseydog

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  17. MypinchofItaly

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  18. vernplum

    Fried chicken talk

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  19. I

    Fried chicken sandwich

    Hi all, Recently, I'm increasingly annoyed that I see the fast food fried chicken sandwich wars going on in the US online and I can't try any of them in the UK! I've taken to making my own spicy chicken sandwiches to compensate; I tend to bread in panko rather than using traditional breading or...
  20. M

    I really don't know what to call this, fried scalloped / gratin potatoes, maybe?

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