Classic American Fried Chicken
Crunch into dinner tonight with a classic American recipe. It doesn't get any better than fried chicken. Surprisingly enough, instant mashed potato flakes are the secret ingredient that makes this fried chicken recipe golden, crisp, and delicious. It may sound like a unlikely ingredient for fried chicken, but it's really a great addition. You have to try it.
Preparation Time20 min
Cooking Time30 min
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups Idahoan instant mashed potato flakes
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup bread crumbs
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon cayanne pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
- 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 8 chicken legs
- 6 cups canola oil
Stir 1 cup flour and 1 cup potato flakes in a medium bowl. Beat the eggs and milk in a another bowl with a fork or whisk. Stir the remaining flour, potato flakes, bread crumbs and seasonings in a another bowl.
Coat the chicken with the flour mixture. Dip the chicken in the egg mixture. Coat the chicken with the seasoned flour mixture.
Heat the oil in a 4-quart saucepot over medium-high heat. Add the chicken in batches and cook for 10 minutes or until the chicken is golden brown and cooked through. Drain the chicken on paper towels.