Chicken has been almost a staple on the table of many families for thousands of years. It has been baked, roasted, boiled, barbecued, fricasseed and stewed, just to name a few.
For those of you interested in knowing how fried chicken came to be, it is said that it was introduced into the American South by Scottish immigrants who came to this country. When African slaves began cooking in homes they began to add unusual seasonings and spices that had not been a part of the Scottish tradition. These new seasonings combined with the Scottish frying technique were a hit and fried chicken, as we know it today, became a popular dish to serve for meals.
Since slaves were often allowed to keep & raise chickens, frying chicken on special occasions spread through the African American community. As the years progressed, fried chicken continued to grow in popularity. It is commonly known as Southern fried chicken because of the style of cooking and it is considered an African-American food specialty.
We are in the middle of a heat wave and its just too hot to cook anything. The tempature is reaching 102 today. We are going to buy a few pieces of chicken for lunch and then head to the Beach for the afternoon.