How does it taste? Miss Helen's secret: Heat the vegetable shortening and "Throw in thickly sliced onion rings when grease is hot -- that's our SECRET!" Toss the onions in the hot oil and fry until dark brown - they flavor the oil. Then add the chicken. The late Helen Dickerson had some marvious recipes in her cookbook, "I Just Quit Stirrin' When The Tastin's Good"