Sookie’s Fried Chicken: Worth Every Bite

Hark! True Blood fans, your day has come!

On August 29th, the True Blood cookbook will be coming to a store near you! For those of you who are fans of Ms. Sookie Stackhouse and all her fanged pals, we thought we’d give you a little sneak peak. You can also see the cookbook’s trailer {here}

Merlotte’s Fried Chicken

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 6 cups vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 chickens (3-4 lbs) cut into pieces for frying

Ready, Set, Fry:

1. Combine the dry ingredients into a large ziplock bag and shake to mix.

2. In a large 12 inch skillet, heat oil to 360* F. You will need a deep frying or candy thermometer to check the temp.

3. Coat the chicken in the dry ingredients by shaking them in the bag.

4. Add chicken to the hot oil and fry until golden brown and cooked through. This takes between 12-15 minutes, be sure to move the pieces around gently so they fry evenly.

5. Place the chicken on paper towels to remove the oil. Serve hot.

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