My SouthernFried Chicken Dinner

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This is one of the go meals we like to prepare here in the south, at my house anyway.

Fried Chicken

Skin on chicken parts ( we like breasts and wings)

2 cups flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1tsp. onion powder

1 tsp. garlic powder

salt and pepper

paprika

I soak my chicken in buttermilk and dip in batter and lay on a baking rack let sit for about 10 to 15 min. Have iron skillet hot with oil 1/2 way of chicken. Fried until one side is brown turn over and turn down the heat, cover and let cook about 30 minutes or until done, I test mine and take out when temp. reaches 160 degrees. But, last few minutes on frying add 1/4 cup water and put lid back on and let steam

Green Peas

1 bag frozen green peas

1 small onion chopped

2 or 3 slices bacon cooked crisp

1 tablespoon bacon grease or olive oil

Sautee onions in bacon grease and add peas, 1/2 cup chicken broth, cook til tender add butter if you like and sprinkle bacon over the top for garnish and yumminess.

MY mash potatoes are just  made with butter and sour cream for creamy mash taters

Buttermilk Biscuits

2 cups all purpose flour

2 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. soda

1 tsp. salt

1/2 cup shortening

1 cup buttermilk  add a little more if needed.

Combine all dry ingredients, add shortening and work into flour with a fork or with your hands. Now add buttermilk and fold in gently. don’t overwork the dough. Roll out and cup with a biscuit cutter or a glass will work. dip in flour before cutting.

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Yummy German Chocolate Cake

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I found this wonderful recipe on Food.com it is one of our favorite recipes. It is very much like my mom’s recipe with a slight different. This is a very delicious cake, hope you will try it and love it as much as we do. So here is the recipe!!

Ingredients

      • 1/2 cup boiling water
      • 4 ounces sweet cooking German chocolate
      • 2 cups sugar
      • 1 cup butter, softened
      • 4 egg yolks
      • 1 teaspoon vanilla
      • 2 1/2 cups cake flour
      • 1 teaspoon baking soda
      • 1 teaspoon salt
      • 1 cup buttermilk
      • 4 egg whites, stiffly beaten

Coconut Pecan Frosting

    • 1 cup sugar ( 1 1/2 cups)
    • 1/2 cup butter ( 3/4 cups)
    • 1 cup evaporated milk ( 12 oz. can)
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla ( 1 1/2 tsp)
    • 3 egg yolks ( 4 egg yolks)
    • 1 1/3 cups flaked coconut ( 2 cups)
    • 1 cup chopped pecans ( 1 1/2 cups)

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 2 9-inch square pans or 3 8-inch round pans. Line bottom of pans with wax paper Pour boiling water on chocolate, stirring until chocolate is melted; cool. Mix sugar and butter in large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs yolk, one at a time. Beat in chocolate and vanilla on low speed.
  1. Mix in flour, baking soda and salt alternately with buttermilk, beating after each addition until batter is smooth. Fold in egg whites.
  2. Divide batter among pans. Bake square pans 40-45 minutes or round pans 35-40 minutes. Check for doneness with toothpick in center. Cool and top with Coconut-Pecan Frosting.
  3. Coconut Pecan Frosting: Mix sugar, butter, milk, vanilla and egg yolks in saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until thick, about 12 minutes. Take off heat. Stir in coconut and pecans. Beat until spreading consistency. Allow to cool & thicken before icing cake!!

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