The Perfect Plate of Fried Chicken

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Eating healthy at home is important to me.  Sure, we keep treats around the house and I bake a batch of cookies every couple of weeks, but we have tried very hard to follow the tenets of the clean eating movement.

When we travel, all bets are off.  We still eat healthy enough so that our poor stomachs don’t go into shock, but we are more liberal with the sweets, junky dinners and sky high stacks of pancakes in the morning.    Though I consider myself a Southern Mama, I have never made fried chicken.  *gasp* It is very time consuming, it makes a gigantic mess and you need buttermilk.  Buttermilk!

If fried chicken is on the menu, I order it.  I can’t help myself.  I manage to find a fabulous plate of fried chicken in every southern town we have visited and the Country Kitchen at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia is no exception!

After looking at the menu and peeking at our fellow diners’ plates, even my husband couldn’t resist the call of the fried chicken plate!  Look at this crispy golden brown fried chicken goodness.  What goes with this perfect plate of fried chicken?  Why coleslaw, of course!  Other favorite sides are macaroni and cheese and baked apples!  After we finished this meal, we went for a very long walk…we needed it!

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    Looks deelish! (You probably don’t want to know this as it may throw your clean eating out the window, but I’ll let you in on a little secret I use: I make my own buttermilk – you take just under a cup of milk, add 1 tbsp of vinegar or lemon juice, et voila! Buttermilk!)

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    I had my first real southern fried chicken last month in Florida and it was amazing. Of course I have very little to compare it to, but if everywhere in the southeast makes it like that, I need to spend more time there!

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    Love a good ol plate of fried chicken.