After a wonderful week in Florida enjoying a visit with an old buddy and near perfect weather, I made a 15 hour (almost non-stop) drive back to Kentucky with Lil-Bertha in order to prepare for my next adventure…. a Truck Camper trip South and West of Kentucky…. more details in the next few days…. but a little hint…California here I come?
I am currently living (homesteading….) in Central Kentucky only about 50 miles from the birthplace of Kentucky Fried Chicken in Corbin, Kentucky. In 1930, the then 40 year old Colonel Harland Sanders was operating a service station and started cooking for hungry travelers who stopped for gas. More than 80 years later, KFC is one of the largest restaurant chains in the world! The original service station location in Corbin is now a museum and cafe. This post really isn’t about KFC but rather real Kentucky Fried Chicken. I’m talking about home-fried-Kentucky-Chicken. My friend Ernie, a 64 year old black American claims he can “cook circles around Colonel Sanders…” Having eaten his fried chicken 1/2 a dozen times before, I must agree with him! He truly has mastered the art of frying chicken. Today, Ernie gave me a quick class on how to fry chicken, Kentucky style…. What got me thinking about fried chicken was the scene in the movie “The Help.” The chicken looked so tasty, I “suggested” that Ernie demonstrate PPP Techniques (Proper Poulet Preparation Techniques). Lucky for me Ernie agreed and below are a few pictures of the results….. too bad the pictures are not scratch and sniff…..