Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Snap Pops and Fried Chicken

The weather in Memphis has been goregous!  I'm such a fall kinda gal... give me Razorback Football and Bonfires and I'm happy!  After dinner, I took the girls outside to play and they had Flying Turtle races!  (Let me just tell you that I think every kid should have a Flying Turtle!  We had them when we were kids, and I know countless miles were put on that thing, riding up and down Big Momma's driveway!!)  I even play on the thing now... but it's a little harder getting back up the hills than it used to be!

 The girls started getting a little bored, so Brent brought out Snap Pops!  I admit it......... I'm scared of them!  I've always thought that they could "blow" up or something!  I can see trying to explain that one at the hospital!  Silly Mommy!   Jenna and Ashley both tried to teach me how to "Snap" them in between my fingers...and I just can't bring myself to do it!  I like to just throw them!  Simple... But not MY girls....  they have to live on the edge!

We were supposed to go camping this weekend, but plans have changed and we are going to take the girls to the Zoo and Incredible Pizza!  Hopefully, the animals will be out since it's supposed to be a goregous weekend with cooler temps!  We haven't been since Aunt Carrie got married, and the girls really enjoy it!! I can't wait to see how big the Bear Cubs have gotten! 

I'm making fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans and rolls for supper!  My mouth is watering just thinking about it! ;)   Here is the recipe I use from One of my favorite cooking websites!

1 (3 pound) whole chicken, cut into
1 cup all-purpose flour
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
1 teaspoon paprika
1 quart vegetable oil for frying
1. Season chicken pieces with salt, pepper, and paprika. Roll in flour.
2. Add 1/2 to 3/4 inch oil to a large, heavy skillet. Heat to approximately 365 degrees F (185 degrees C). Place chicken pieces in hot oil. Cover, and fry until golden, turning once, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

** The ONLY thing I do differently, is marinate the chicken in this for a couple of hours, before I fry it!  It makes the chicken SO moist!  We have tried almost all flavors, and this one is by far my favorite!  This is also what Brent uses when he fries turkey's!  ;)

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1 comment:

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