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Grandma's Cast Iron Skillet Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Howdy, y'all! Lainie Eilenberger here, your dedicated West Texas realtor and a passionate culinary aficionado. Today, we're taking a delectable journey straight to the heart of Southern cuisine with a timeless classic - Grandma's Cast Iron Skillet Buttermilk Fried Chicken. This dish, just like our vibrant West Texas real estate market, combines tradition with finesse, offering a taste of home and comfort. Whether it's creating a mouthwatering meal or navigating the complex real estate terrain, remember that patience, expertise, and a dash of good ole West Texas charm are the key ingredients to success.


To start off, let's gather our ingredients for this comfort-laden dish:


  • 1 whole chicken, cut into hearty pieces

  • 2 cups of buttermilk, for that velvety, tangy soak

  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour, for the perfect crispy crust

  • 2 tsp of paprika, for a subtle smoky hint

  • 1 tsp of cayenne pepper, to kick up the heat just a notch

  • Salt and black pepper to taste, to balance and enhance the flavors

  • Vegetable oil for frying, to bring it all together into a golden delight


Now, let's journey through the rustic path of creating this Southern classic:


  1. Gently rinse the chicken pieces under cold water, then pat them dry. This ensures that our buttermilk and flour mix will adhere well, giving us a perfectly seasoned chicken.

  2. Immerse the chicken in buttermilk, letting it soak for a minimum of two hours. For an even richer flavor, an overnight soak will do the trick. This step tenderizes the meat, ensuring each bite is juicy and full of flavor.

  3. In a shallow dish, combine the flour, paprika, cayenne, salt, and black pepper. This is our crust, a marriage of spices and flour that will give our chicken a crunchy, flavorful exterior.

  4. After the chicken has luxuriated in the buttermilk bath, remove it and shake off any excess liquid. Roll each piece in the flour mixture until it's thoroughly coated in this blanket of spices.

  5. Now comes the sizzle! Heat about a half-inch of oil in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. The cast iron ensures even heat distribution, a key to a uniformly golden and crispy chicken.

  6. Fry the chicken pieces in batches for about 10-15 minutes on each side. Each piece should sport a golden brown hue, and juices should run clear when pierced. Be careful not to overcrowd the skillet; each piece of chicken deserves its space to cook perfectly!

  7. Finally, drain the cooked chicken on paper towels, letting excess oil drip away. Your Buttermilk Cast Iron Skillet Fried Chicken is now ready to steal the show at your dining table.

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Whether it's mastering the art of making my Grandma's Cast Iron Skillet Buttermilk Fried Chicken or finding your dream home in the scenic West Texas landscape, remember that the secret to success lies in detailed planning, an abundance of patience, and, of course, a dash of West Texas charm.

So, go ahead, savor that sumptuous fried chicken and when you're ready to start your home search or put your property on the market, remember, I'm just a phone call away. Let's make your real estate journey as enjoyable and rewarding as our culinary adventure today!


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Yours,

Lainie Eilenberger




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