In my opinion, often the best foods are the most basic. And that is why I am such a fan of Amish, Mennonite, and Hutterite cooking. It’s all back to basics, creating flavor blends with just what you have within reach.
Here is this wonderfully simple chicken recipe that comes from a Mennonite farmhouse in Virginia which blends a coating of a couple different kinds of flours, cornmeal, and light seasonings to make for a wonderfully compelling poultry experience. Enjoy! By the way, this chicken has an optional step of brining first adds even more flavor. Click here if you want a good brine recipe.
- 1 1 /4 cups whole-wheat flour
- 1 1 /4 cups white flour
- 1 cup cornmeal
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Marinate chicken pieces in a brine if you wish. But this step is optional.
- Drain and dredge through a mixture of the flours and seasonings then dip into milk.
- Then put into the flour again.
- Fry in oil or shortening for about 25 to 30 minutes until done.