Big bucket in the sky fried chicken

Yield: 1 batch

Measure Ingredient
2 cups Dry pancake mix
2 packs Good Seasons Italian
Dressing mix (0.9 oz)
1 large Egg
⅓ cup Club soda or beer
3 pounds Chicken fryer parts
1½ pint Vegetable oil

In a roomy bowl, combine the pancake mix with package of salad dressing mix. Combine remaining dressing package with egg and club soda. Dip each piece of chicken into egg/soda mix then into pancake mixture. Place pieces on rack or toweling, without touching each other, to dry about five minutes.

Meanwhile, pour enough oil into heavy 2½ quart saucepan or deep fryer to give you a depth of at least 2 ½". Heat oil to about 425 F. Brown coated chicken pieces in hot oil for 5-6 minutes. Reduce heat as necessary to regulate temperature recovery. Spear each piece with the tip of a sharp knife, removing to baking sheet. Arrange pieces on sheet so that they aren't touching.

Bake, uncovered, in preheated 350 F. oven about 30 minutes.

Submitted By CATHY HARNED On 11-26-94

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