Serve for breakfast or brunch or when” you”re hungry for chicken”.
I found a yellow “post-it ” note with the words “breakfast chicken, p 51”, in my mother’s familiar handwriting in pencil; all of these years, her trademark is that she has always has sharpened # 2 pencils both in a pencil cups and in her purse in an old eyeglass case
1 pound chicken fillets ( about 4 fillets)
2 cups water for soaking chicken
1 teaspoon salt
14 teaspoon black pepper
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup hot water for simmering chicken
Soak the chicken fillets for 15 minutes in the water and salt. Rinse, lay on paper towel, and sprinkle with the pepper. Coat the fillets lightly with self-rising flour. Place in a pan and fry in hot oil until lightly browned on both sides. Drain off the oil, add the hot water to the pan, and simmer the chicken for 5 minutes.
Makes enough to fill 12 2-inch biscuits ( to serve 4 to 6 people).
|Old Fashioned Soda Biscuits:|
|2 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour|
|1/2 teaspoon baking soda|
|5 tablespoons shortening|
|1 cup buttermilk|
|Add the baking soda to the bowl along with the flour and then mix, shape , and bake biscuits as in the preceding recipe.|
|Southern recipes cookbook: “Mama Dip”s kitchen 1999.|
|I was intrigued to read about her southern upbringing, starting to cook at the age of nine for her brothers , sisters and father while they worked on the cotton farm. I recall my first cooking around the age of nine both at home with my mother and in 4-H club called “All Thumbs”.|
|My mom tells me that she got this cookbook while working at Baker and Taylor books.|