|2.5 lb frying chicken • cut into serving pieces|
|salt to taste|
|1 cup flour|
|1 cup lard|
| or 1/2 cup vegetable shortening with 1/2 cup lard|
Sprinkle chicken with salt. In a sturdy paper bag place 1 cup of flour, add chickens and shake bag to distribute flour evenly. Remove chicken and shake free of excess flour and place on wax paper. Over high heat melt lard or combined lard in a heavy skillet. Make sure it is 1/4 inch deep, add more as needed. Add chicken skin side down, cover skillet and fry for 6-8 minutes until golden brown. Turn chicken over and cover pot again until other side is golden brown, reserve.