Country/Southern Fried Chicken
Southern fried chicken is often referred to as country fried chicken. But no matter how you label it, these easy recipes for Southern fried chicken hit the spot on seasonings, ranging from spicy to crunchy to peppery.
Fried chicken has always been a family favorite. Don't be surprised by the amount of salt in the buttermilk brine. It gives the chicken great flavor.
In this chicken recipe, adjust the heat to suit your family's taste. The longer the chicken chills in the hot pepper sauce, the hotter it gets.
Why would you want to know how to make chicken fried steak (also know as country fried steak)? First, almost everything is more delicious when it's fried, but more importantly, this is a great trick for making a tough piece of beef more tender and flavorful. Where does the "chicken" part come in? The name nods to both the herb coating that the meat is dredged in (made with flour or breadcrumbs) -- similar to the batter used for fried chicken -- and the fact that it's fried to golden brown, just like chicken. The dish is usually made with round steak (also known as cube steak once it's been tenderized by a butcher).
Old-time Southern grandmas sure knew how to make cornbread dressing -- a rich and tasty side dish, with a delightfully light and fluffy texture. The perfect accompaniment to roast chicken and turkey, once upon a time cornbread dressing was as crucial to the Thanksgiving feast as the turkey. Today it isn't reserved only for holidays -- it's the perfect casserole for company dinners, special roasts or buffets.