Summertime Fried Chicken Day

Why did the chicken cross the road? To get away from the kitchen, of course. After all, today is National Fried Chicken Day. So with the exception of vegetarians and chicken pet lovers, the rest of us are cooking up some wonderful pieces of chicken.

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No Ordinary Fried Chicken

A number of my posting are written in advance – sometimes weeks in advance. I create my actual menus each week for our family around things I need to research or photograph for the blog. Today is National Fried Chicken Day. Now I bring that up because this isn’t the recipe I had intended to share.

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Yum, It’s Fried Chicken Day!

There is a lot of bantering that abound regarding the roots of Southern Fried Chicken. One thing that most agree upon is that frying chicken is Scottish, dating back long before the Highland Clearance of the 1700s. Highland Clearance is exactly what it sounds like – a mass eviction and relocation to the 13 colonies. Most of the Scots and the Irish settled in South Carolina and Virginia. Some came as indentured workers, others as Plantation owners.

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