the loveless cafe

Did you know that today, July 6th, is National Fried Chicken Day?

A lot of local restaurants make delicious fried chicken but one, The Loveless Cafe, is famous for their fried chicken (read more about that here), so we thought we would share Loveless’ famous recipe with you:

fried chicken the loveless cafeIngredients:

Loveless Fried Chicken Breading

1 Fryer Chicken, (3 pounds or less)

1 cup self-rising flour

1 Tablespoon Loveless Cafe Seasoned Salt (or your favorite)

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 -1/4 teaspoons garlic

1 Tablespoon salt

Vegetable oil for frying (canola, peanut or even lard if you want to make it like Granny!)


Cut chicken into eight pieces.  Rinse pieces in cold water and let them soak in fresh cold salted water for at least 30 minutes. Drain and pat dry.

Mix thoroughly flour, seasoned salt, pepper and garlic powder to make the fried chicken flour. If using Loveless’ Fried Chicken Breading, simply place it in a bowl.

Heat 1 inch of vegetable oil (preferably soy, canola or peanut oil) in a large skillet over medium-high heat (375 in an electric skillet). Dredge chicken through the breading, coating well on all surfaces. Pat off excess breading and place chicken in hot oil, making sure pieces are not touching each other. When the chicken is browned (approximately 5 minutes), turn pieces over and reduce heat to medium (300). Cover and cook for 20 minutes. Then remove lid, bring heat back to medium high and turn chicken, cooking an additional 5-7 minutes. Let chicken drain on a paper towel before eating.

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