March 7th – Share a favourite recipe from your mother or grandmother’s kitchen. Why is this dish your favourite? If you don’t have one that’s been passed down, describe a favourite holiday or other meal you shared with your family.
The one recipe that I remember most was my mom’s fried chicken. Actually, there really wasn’t a written recipe per se. All she did was crush up a box of saltine crackers, dip the chicken drumsticks in a mixture of milk and egg, coat the chicken in the crackers and deep fry them. I always hung around when she made this chicken because when she wasn’t looking I would pick out all the little fried chicken crumbs from the pan. This wasn’t exactly the healthiest of foods, but it sure was good. She always made her fried chicken to take on picnics to the beach or when we would go on a long train rides. It was delicious served cold with potato salad. Yum!
I’ve tried a few times to make her chicken but somehow it just didn’t taste the same. I have since given up as I very rarely eat anything deep fried anymore but I sure do miss it.
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