Country fried chicken and Easy Focaccia Recipe

Country Fried Chicken Recipe

1 chicken, cut up
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup Crisco shortening 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

Leave skin on chicken; salt and pepper to taste. Dip chicken into buttermilk and roll in flour to coat meat well.

In a large cast iron skillet, heat shortening medium hot and lay each piece close together; brown well on both sides uncovered. Cover and turn heat down to low. Cook 40 minutes or until tender.

Remove cover and continue to brown a few minutes. The chicken will be rather soft but a bit crunchy also.

Be sure to make chicken gravy in the drippings where chicken was fried. Add 1/4 cup flour, then pepper and salt to taste. Add equal amounts of sweet milk and water until gravy thickens.

Easy Focaccia

1 (10 1/2 ounce) package refrigerated
unbaked pizza dough
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Unroll dough onto a baking sheet, stretching it to fit over the entire surface. Push your fingertips lightly into the dough, creating depressions all over the surface. Place dough in preheated oven for 7 minutes.
  • Remove dough from the oven, brush the top with olive oil, and sprinkle cheese evenly over the surface. Place dough back in the oven for about 6 more minutes, or until cheese is melted and starting to brown lightly.
  • Remove from oven and cut or break into 12 pieces.