Gloria Pitzer's
Kentucky Fried Chicken

This is Gloria Pitzer's ( recipe detective 0 version and its quite good).

3 pounds chicken parts
2 pkgs, Good seasonings Italian dressing salad mix
3 tbs flour
2 tsp salt
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tbs butter or margarine
8 0z corn oil
2/3 cup crisco shortening
1 cup milk
1 1/2 cups boxed pancake mix combined with:
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp powdered sage
1/4 tsp pepper

Wipe chicken dry. make a paste of the first 5 ingredients. Brush to coat chicken with paste.Cover skin side and underside as well. Stack pieces in refrigerator container. Cover and seal with foil. Refrigerate several hours or ovenight if possible.1 1/2 hours before serving, heat corn oil and crisco till melted in heavy saucepan. Put just enough of this into 2 heavy skillets so that it covers bottom of pans at least 1 inch deep.Dip each piece of chicken in milk and then in the pancake mixture. Shake off excess. Place skin side down in hot oil mixtureBrown pieces on each side till golden. Place browned pieces in a shallow baking pan, skin sideup.Spoon remaining milk over pieces. Seal with foil, leaving one side unsealed.Bake 40 minutes at 375 or chicken is fork tender. Remove foil and bake 8 to 10 minutes longer until coating is crisp. baste with milk and pan drippings every few minutes.

Gloria Pitzers writes that she had spoken to the colonel and he had given her the tips to make the chicken. his spices were secret but very close to the above. he origianlly used peanut oil to fry but the above is fine too. Make sure oil is hot enough or the coating will fall off the chicken.

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