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Dooky Chase's Southern Fried Chicken

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“Dooky Chase is a New Orleans restaurant considered by many to have the best southern fried chicken in America. This recipe is from the Dooky Chase cookbook written by Leah Chase. Her tips are to use "Pet" brand evaporated milk, After dipping the chicken in the egg and dusting it in flour, let the chicken sit for about 10 minutes before putting it in the oil to fry. ·”

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  1. Season chicken well with salt and pepper. Set aside. Mix eggs, milk, and water. Pour mixture over chicken. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  2. In a heavy paper bag, mix flour, paprika, ground thyme, and granulated garlic. Place chicken in bag with flour mixture. Shake until chicken is well coated.
  3. Heat oil to 350°F. Place chicken in hot oil. Fry, turning as chicken browns. Heavy parts such as breast, thighs, and legs will take 15 to 20 minutes, wings about 10 to 15 minutes. Drain chicken on paper towels.

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