Batter Fried Chicken,Au Gratin Potatoes & Southern Fried Corn

My daughter was happy to get this simple, southern style chicken dinner the other night... I haven't really fried chicken before using a batter... This recipe is what I am familiar and comfortable with, but I wanted to give it a try. This was improvised and still needs to be improved for more crispiness, but the flavor was good. The potatoes and corn were just perfect!

For Batter Fried Chicken:

  • 1.5 pounds chicken breasts, sliced
  • 1.5 cups white flour
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 cup corn flour
  • milk or 1/2 &1/2 to make batter
  • oil for deep frying
Combine dry ingredients, then add milk to get a batter. Coat chicken pieces in batter, and deep fry until golden.

Rachael Ray casserole dish my mom bought for me :)

For Au Gratin Potatoes:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, or to taste
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (I used Cheddar and Pepper Jack)
  • 6 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • Paprika

Heat oven to 375º F. Grease 2-quart casserole with shortening or spray with cooking oil.

Melt butter in medium saucepan and cook onion in butter about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender. Stir in flour, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until bubbly. Remove from heat. Stir in milk and heat to boiling, stirring often. Boil and stir 1 minute; remove from heat. Stir in 1 1/2 cups cheese until melted.

Spread potatoes in casserole. Pour cheese sauce over potatoes and bake uncovered 1 hour.

In small bowl mix remaining 1/2 cup cheese and corn meal. Sprinkle over potatoes. Sprinkle with Paprika. Bake uncovered 15 - 20 minutes or until top is brown and bubbly and potatoes are tender.

For Southern Corn:
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 16 ounce bag frozen corn
  • salt & pepper, to taste
Heat butter in skillet. Fry onion, green pepper and jalapeno until softened. Add corn, salt and pepper and fry until corn begins to caramelize.


Vrinda said...

Gr8 dinner menu...fried chicken recipe sounds so good...

Priya said...

SLurpp!!such a tempting dinner..loved that batter fried chicken..

Cardamom said...

I don't eat chicken but those potatoes and corn got me droolin' here. looks good!

Spice said...

thanx for stopping by my blog....great Au gratin Potatoes.....& that RR's baking dish is so adorable...

Soma said...

The batter fried chicken looks sooo good. I love the corn too. A big favorite in our home.. and I bet all will love this preparation.


joy said...

looks great. The fried chicken recipe would go great with somtum a thai green papaya salad recipe