Thursday, August 27, 2009

Friday 8/28/09 - "PERFECT FRIED CHICKEN"













FLASH FICTION FRIDAY 55

"PERFECT FRIED CHICKEN"

I remember: aroma of flour-dipped chicken sizzling, popping in a cast iron skillet, tasty tiny pieces of crisp coating snitched from the platter, biting into that delicate crispness giving way to juicy tenderness.

Mom is gone, the recipe that was written in her mind gone with her. I'm still searching for that "perfect fried chicken".


Prayer Girl

Flash Fiction Friday 55

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19 comments:

G-Man said...

PG...I LOVE food 55's
I also love nostalgia 55's
Your's covered both..
Thanks for making me hungry at 11 PM...Grrrrrrrrrrrr
Have a Wonderful Week-End...Galen

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

I relate all too well to this one. A wonderful 55...

Tall Kay said...

Anything with the words perfect and chicken in it, are a favorite in my book! Beautiful tribute 55 to your mom's cooking. TGIF

Mom of Opiate Addict said...

I love this, really love it. Of course I LOVE fried chicken too! We have an old wood stove outside at a cabin we own. We cook up fried chicken on it in a cast iron skillet every time we visit there. It is the best and thanks for making me want to go cook some:)

anthonynorth said...

A tinge of sadness to this. It is things like this that make us remember warmly, though.
A great 55.

Shadow said...

oh yummy!!!!!!! lemme know when you find that recipe pleeeeez

Just Be Real said...

One of my favorite foods! So when is dinner???

Blessings and ((((PG)))

Dr.John said...

Wonderful 55. So many great recipes are gone.

My 55 is posted
HERE.

Mona said...

Awww, I wish Mom had written it down somewhere!

Brother Frankie said...

ooooh, i have one recipe, hand written from my mom. all stained and tattered. its the only thing i have of hers..

great memory sister..

you are loved
brother frankie
a biker for Christ

55 for me this week..

http://spankieg.blogspot.com/2009/08/he-felt-rage-friday-55.html

Hootin' Anni said...

Fried Chicken...mom's best....you betcha!!!

My 55 is posted [scroll down below my Friday Show n Tell!]

MIke Kilgore said...

I linked over from Galens....my wife has a pie her grandmother made that we can't duplicate-very frustrating! Great post...

Lou said...

Aren't we all still searching for the perfect breast..

Syd said...

I do know how to make my mother's fried chicken because I watched her so many times. She dredged the washed chicken in flour, added lots of pepper and got the oil good and hot. Then she would fry it in a cast iron skillet until it was really crispy. Nothing fancy but really good.

clean and crazy said...

what a lovely 55, i have my mothers recipe for turkey dinner and no one else does, i also know her world famous pumpkin pie recipe, though i don't like pumpkin pie. but she took those deviled eggs with her. i will never have another deviled egg. mines up too, a little late but i am catching up.

wolfie185 said...

I can cook fried chicken the same as my mom and grandma did but it still doesn't taste the same, I think the missing ingredient is that a bit of them went in to it every time it was cooked. For the life of me I cannot master milk gravy made with the drippings, I love my moms gravy, if there was any left we would have it over bread as a kind of dessert.
Thanks for the memories, my mom is still alive be no longer knows how to cook like she use to, one of the sad facts of her growing old.

Mama Zen said...

Perfect!

CJ said...

Gosh ---that made me hungry, even though I've sworn off fried food.

ciara said...

nothing beats a good fried chicken, and i think as hard as we try, we never seem to make ours nearly as perfect as our mother's. loved the 55, pg.