Check out "Paula Deen's Southern Cooking Bible", excerpted below.
In my book, a well-fried chicken is among life's greatest accomplishments, and I can truthfully
claim that I wouldn't be where I am without the fried chicken recipe I'm sharing with y'all here.
You could say I am practically made of Southern fried chicken—certainly I grew up eating and
cooking it. I use some hot sauce to season the crust, and I love to fry in shortening, which gives
the crust a particularly crunchy texture. But I...Full Story