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History of Fried Chicken through the Ages

Fried Chicken through the Ages

Fried chicken, also known as southern fried chicken, is chicken, which is fried after being dipped into a breading mixture. It can be pan fried, deep-fried, oven fried or pressure fried. The breading absorbs the fat and seals in the chicken juices. You can use chicken pieces with skin and a bone or skinless, boneless chicken pieces.

Fried Chicken in Medieval Times

Deep-frying has a long history and fried chicken was well known throughout Europe before it even reached the United States. People have been frying many different foods, such as meat, fish, bread, and vegetables, for a long time because frying is fuel-efficient. Fritters were the first foods ever to be fried and these were enjoyed in medieval times.

Fricassee was also popular and this is a dish, which is simmered in butter rather than fried. Chicken Maryland is reminiscent of fricassee and a good example of how recipes vary through culture and time. Chicken Maryland was served in restaurants as early as 1878. Continue reading