BUT, today is Curt's birthday so I thought it was the right time to make him this special meal. He loves this chicken and says it's better than KFC. I'm sure it's not, but I love him for saying it :)
DIXIE FRIED CHICKEN
2 1/2 lbs assorted chicken pieces
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 t. ground red pepper
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/3 c. milk
Season chicken with salt and pepper.
Combine flour and red pepper; set aside.
Combine egg and milk; dip chicken in egg mixture and dredge in flour mixture, coating chicken well.
Pour oil to a depth of one inch in a heavy big skillet and heat to 350 degrees.
Fry the chicken in hot oil over medium heat 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown, turning occasionally.
Remove small pieces earlier if necessary, to avoid overbrowning.
Drain chicken on paper towels. Serves 4.