ON THE BACK BURNER

June 25

I just decided that the next time that I have a taste for fried chicken, I will just go to the store and buy some. I watched an Amazon Prime movie, a cooking show. She made southern fried chicken. In fact , she made a whole southern Sunday dinner. Fried chicken, cobbler,mashed potatoes,biscuits, iced tea. I think I lost track of the cups of sugar and the sticks of butter. But It got me hungry for fried chicken and I had the oil that I used only once when I made beignets.  I did just what she did. Soaked the chicken in buttermilk, then used flour for dredging. Only three pieces of chicken at a time in the pan. Maybe I have outgrown my need for southern fried chicken. It didn't speak to me. My mother , who was not a great cook, made really good fried chicken. Her secret was Bisquick. And she didn't actually use a lot of oil. The oil was Wesson. Was there anything else on the grocer shelf. It's what my Daddy brought home. Come to think of it, I don't actually remember her ever  going to the store. But she did make good chicken. Maybe, you aren't actually supposed to eat fried chicken, just relish the memory.

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