Monday, January 24, 2011

Fried Chicken - Possum style!

     As we were sitting in the living room the other night, Daddy asked, "Can you fry chicken like Mrs. Poss?"  Sadly, my answer to this question was "No".  Mr. and Mrs. Poss were great friends of Grandmommy & Grandaddy.  They came over to their house about every week to play cards, eat supper, shell peas, or just sit on the porch.  Katherine called them "them possum people" when she was a little thing.  Fortunately, they thought that was amusing!
     Anyway....Mrs. Poss made the most amazing fried chicken.  She told me how to cook it, she had me over to her house to show me how to cook it, and I still could not cook it like her....still can't.  The best word I can think of to describe my fried chicken is inconsistent.  Now, fried chicken is a staple in the southern diet so something had to be done.  I happened upon a recipe for oven fried chicken and decided to give it a try.  Eureka!!  It was delicious, tender, moist, good crusty and VERY easy!!!  Double whammy bonus!!!!
     Also, as I sit here typing I am enjoying ginger snaps with pumpkin dip.  This stuff is so good!  I'm including the recipe for the dip while it's on my mind.  LynnWorld is a lovely place, but it's not for everybody!  God bless you!  

Pumpkin Dip (very good with ginger snaps)
4 cups powdered sugar
2 (8 oz) pkgs cream cheese
1 can (30 oz) pumpkin (or pumpkin pie filling)
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
Combine sugar and softened cream cheese until well blended.  Beat in remaining ingredients.  Store in airtight container in the refrigerator.

Oven Fried Chicken
1 tablespoon butter
2/3 cup Bisquick (I use the Kroger brand baking mix)
1 1/2 tsp paprika
1 1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

Preheat oven to 425.  Melt butter in 13x9 pan.  Add all other ingredients together (I like putting it in a bag to shake the chicken)  Coat chicken.   Bake 35 minutes.  Turn chicken.  Bake 15 minutes more or until juice runs clear.


  1. Now am hungry. Think i'll head to the nearest KFC!

  2. I just LOVE reading your blog Lynn! You have an awesome story! Brings back many memories of my childhood! Thanks so much for sharing, puts a smile on my face!! Love ya!