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Amish Fried Chicken

Lovina - as most Amish homemakers do - raises her own chickens.  These provide an excellent and accessible source of meat and eggs for the family. Fried chicken is a favorite among the Amish.  And while there are not 12 herbs and spices in Lovina's recipe, this still will give your chicken some good zing.

1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons black pepper
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon dried marjoram
10 pieces of chicken

 Place oil and butter in a shallow cooking pan and place in 375ºF oven to melt butter, set aside. In a large paper sack, combine dry ingredients.. Roll the chicken pieces, 3 at a time, in butter and oil then drop into a sack and shake to cover. Place on a plate until all pieces are coated. Leave any excess butter and oil in pan. Place chicken in the pan skin side down (or its just as good if you remove all the skin first). Bake at 375ºF for 45 minutes.
 Turn chicken pieces over and bake 5 to 10 minutes longer or until the breading on the skin begins to bubble

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I could buy chickens that someone has butchered for me but I would starve if I had to eat what I raised.  Just couldn't do it!

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Mmmmm, I made this last night... sort of ;-)  I marinated my chicken pieces in buttermilk spiked with Tabasco sauce all day long.  Then I made this seasoned flour (subbing thyme for marjoram), and double-battered the pieces.  I fried them in veg oil until they were nice and brown and crispy on the outside, then I finished them off in the 375 oven on a cookie sheet!  YUMMMY!  Fried chicken and mashed potatoes with milk pan-gravy... delish.

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thanks!  it does. You have to learn something new every day or you won't grow. That is my view of life .

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I agree wholeheartly with barb.  There is nothing better than a farm raised chicken. I was raised in the city and 40 years ago, moved to KY to the farm.  I have learned to clean turkeys, chickens, guail,pheasants etc.  I do buy an occasional frying chicken from the grocery store, but it definately is not as good. I am going to try this recipe as it has a few spices that I don't normally use.  thanks Kevin for sharing.

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Several years we raised chickens and one year we raised turkeys.  That was wonderful eating!  I occasionally buy free range chickens, but they are pricey-over $3.00 per pound.  I keep trying to talk my husband into raising them again.  I think maybe he will agree next spring.  We live on three acres with 4 large outbuildings, so certainly have a place to do so.  At this point, I buy our eggs from my brother's family so if we didn't butcher all the chickens, we could have our own eggs, too.  We are without animals at this time and rather enjoy not having to worry about being tied down since we are semi-retired, but I think chickens are not too much work.  My mouth is watering thinking about the incredible taste of home grown chicken!

MaryEtta

 

 

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I think this sounds good! Easy,as well! I also raise chickens...if you have never eaten a fresh one,you don't know what you are missing. The bought ones have no taste..I imagine it's because they aren't fed very well. Chickens that get a good grain and are allowed to roam(eat bugs,etc.) are very flavorful.

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i tried this chicken dish and it was soooo good that i passed it around to all of the ladies in my church group.  they liked it so well that we went ahead and had this for our sunday after church dinner

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I am assuming that you used purchased chicken. Wouldn't have to be so...one time about 20 yrs. ago, we wound up with an order of meat chicks that the post office could not deliver(noone picked them up), so we got them for next to nothing. We raised them until broiler age, and several of the men from church along with hubby butchered them. I parboiled them and we used them at the Sundy school picnic that year!! I can honestly say I wouldn't want to do that again..there were 100 chickens..but we did have fun, even tho' it was a heck of alot of work!!!! I do butcher my own birds, but not more than 2 dozen at one time. Oh well, all's well that ends well......Wink

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farmhousebarb,

or anyone that knows chickens,

ok ? I do not know anything about chickens. My question is ...what age is what you call broiler age?chick , hen, rooster, I understand any other name,term no clue. Is that the age you butcher them? I am in need of chicken lesson 101. thanks!

linda

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Broiler chicks are butchered between 6-8 weeks of age. They can be either hens or roosters, but what most farmers do is keep the hens for egg layers and butcher extra roosters. You can tell them apart by that age. Older than 8 weeks are called roasters, because they have had some time to fatten up. Mainly it is just a technicality, you can butcher any time the spirit moves you!! Hope this helps!