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Crispy Country Fried Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup Buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 4 eggs mixed lightly
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 3 cups oil/shortening

You will need 3 shallow baking dishes

Iron Skillet (preferred)

large cookie sheet

In one dish pour your eggs, salt and pepper mixture

In another pour your flour mixture : add the garlic salt,

paprika and mix

the other: add milk, buttermilk, 1/2 tsp salt

The night before soak your chicken pcs in the buttermilk mixture

get to room temp and now you can begin.

take a piece of chicken, dread in your egg, then your flour then

put onto your baking sheet.

repeat till all pieces are covered and set aside.

Prepare you Iron skillet with oil, you will want to get it about 325 degrees.

put chicken in pan and let cook till golden brown on one side,

do not turn until you see golden brown, usually about 1/2 hr.

turn your chicken and let cook the other side same way.

use meat thermometer to check to see if chicken is done.

put onto either rack or paper towels to let grease drip.

Enjoy.

If you like your chicken a bit spicy, add some other spicy ingredients.

Christmas Trees

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup shortening (oleo)
  • 3/4-cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/4 cups flour (sifted)
  • 1/8 tsp. Salt
  • 1/4 tsp. Baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp. almond or vanilla extract.
  • Can color with a few drops of color of your choice.

Cream  shortening, add sugar

Add unbeaten egg, sift dry ingredients add to mixture. Mix well, add flavoring and a few drops of color, and mix well.

Fill cookie press half-full, press on to ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 10 to 12 min.  375 degrees

Buttermilk Cornbread

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup egg, beaten slightly

Mix all ingredients, mix with stern large spoon till thick and lumpy.

Heat lightly greased 10” cast iron skillet. (Iron is best) Poor batter into skillet.

Bake about 20  min. 450 degrees oven till golden brown.

Cornbread

Buttermilk Cornbread_ Copyright©2009_ Rocki Haire
Buttermilk Cornbread_ Copyright©2009_ Rocki Haire

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp. bacon drippings
  • 1 c. yellow corn meal
  • 1 c. flour
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 c. Buttermilk
  • 1/4 c. vegetable shortening

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Grease an 8- or 9-inch iron skillet

or a heavy 8-inch square baking pan with the

bacon drippings.

Place in oven to heat while mixing batter.

Combine dry ingredients; sift together

into a large mixing bowl.

Add the egg, milk, and 1/4 cup shortening;

beat with a wooden spoon until smooth, about 1 minute.

Carefully pour batter into the hot pan;

bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until light golden brown on top.

Cut cornbread into wedges to serve.

Seven Day Sweet Pickles

Ingredients:

  • 7 lbs. cucumbers
  • water to cover
  • 1 quart vinegar
  • 8 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons mixed pickling spices

Wash cucumbers and cover with boiling water. Allow to stand for 24 hours, then repeat this process daily using fresh boiling water until the fifth day. On morning number 5, slice cucumbers into 1/4 inch thick rings.

Prepare a vinegar brine:

In a non-reactive saucepan, boil vinegar, sugar, salt and spices. Pour over cucmbers. Allow to stand for 24 hours.

The next morning, drain brine. Bring brine to a boil; add cucumbers.

Pack in sterilized jars and seal while hot.

Process 10 minutes in boiling water bath.