Southern Fried Chicken with Milk Gravy

Ingredients

2 eggs
2 tablespoons milk
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon paprika
2 broiler fryer chickens (3 – 3-1/2 lb. each) cut up
1 cup shortening

And for the Milk Gravy

1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 cup milk
1 cup water
1/8 teaspoon browning sauce (optional)
Fresh oregano (optional)

Preparation Directions

In a medium bowl, beat eggs and milk. In another bowl, combine flour and seasonings.
Dip chicken pieces in egg mixture, then in flour mixture.
Melt shortening in a 12” Chicken Fryer; brown chicken on both sides.
Cover and cook over low heat for 45 minutes or until juices run clear.
Remove chicken from fryer; keep warm. Reserve ¼ cup drippings in fryer for gravy.
To make gravy, stir flour, salt and pepper into reserved drippings in fryer. Cook and stir over medium heat for 5 minutes or until browned. Combine milk and water; add to fryer. Bring to a boil; boil and stir for 2 minutes. Add browning sauce if desired.
Serve gravy with chicken. Garnish with oregano.

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