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Sour Dough Breaded Oven-Fried Chicken

My mom turned my son onto sour dough over the last summer and since then gotten us some starter that has supposedly been going since the 1750’s and let me tell you I am not sure I fully believe the date claim but the starter just makes the most wonderful sour dough bread I have ever had. My son usually makes a loaf five times a week and it makes the house smell heavenly to wake to the smell of fresh baked bread.

He also started saving a bit from each loaf and processing it into breadcrumbs see we ran out one day and it was a chicken night so he put it in the food processor and made it into crumbs and used it to make our favorite oven-fried chicken. Ever since it has been a mandatory he tries to keep a piece from my track star and save it from his eat everything in the house patrol and he turns it into breadcrumbs to use on dinner. Well I can’t begin to tell you just how well this went over even my oldest twin eats it and he hates chicken.

Now this could also be used for any breadcrumb recipe as it is truly a much more flavorful breading then standard crumbs which lack any real personality. Now the nice thing is it is an easy process and most local markets make sour dough in their bakery so if you don’t have your own bread baker and sour dough starter that is ok store bought bread will work. If you want finer crumbs I suggest letting the bread go stale and hard before processing it but if you are not that patient you can grind fresh bread then put then crumbs on the same baking sheet and place it in a 200 degree F oven to dry it more rapidly. Continue reading