Alright, so Im a southerner, and as much as it pains me to say, I suck at making fried chicken. I can have a thermometer, I can use lard, oil, whatever. I have tried and tried and tried to make real, country fried chicken like my grandma! And I cant, I don't know why or if I'm just a jinx. I can either get the skin perfect and the meats not done or the meats done and the skin is black.
So my question is can't I just oven bake chicken pieces, skin on, bone in, and then just dip, dredge, and fry for a couple minutes to get the crispy skin? Or will it not turn out right?
I have a cast iron skillet and 3...3 different thermometers! I don't know why but there are just a couple easy/common sense things I have the hardest time with! Help me. It's really important that I learn this, my grandma doesn't do much cooking anymore, and she can't tell me instructions she just does it, no measuring or tasting and darn it all if its not fantastic but totally not helpful!
I want to be able to cook fried Chicken for church and my kids one day, make it for my friends on holidays. I can cook! Just not...that lol. and my boyfriend and I live an hour apart and I want to be able to make this for him since we take turns cooking for each other.
If it won't turn out correctly that way, can someone help me out with a recipe? Ive tried so many ways, kinds, oils, methods. Ive tried deep frying and pan, and oven, and I am getting bummed out :(