July 6 – National Fried Chicken Day

 

Happy National Fried Chicken Day!!

National Fried Chicken Day is celebrated on July 6th

I have to eat healthy now so I will not be enjoying National Fried Chicken Day. It isn’t the healthiest food on earth, but there are still a lot of you who can and choose to partake in the wonderfully seasoned and crunchiness of fried chicken.

So, for those of you who are lucky enough to enjoy this day I will live vicariously through you.

 
Fried chicken is an American mainstay in kitchens from Coast to Coast. The history of Southern fried chicken is two fold; some trace it back to North Carolina settlers from Scotland who were predisposed to frying their foods, as opposed to their English counterparts who were more apt to boil or bake. The term, “Southern Fried” was actually coined in 1925, appearing in print for the first time. But fried chicken goes directly back to Europe, Asia and Africa. In the mid-1800s, fried chicken in Vietnam was called Ga Xao. In Italy, Pollo Fritto was a family favorite. From the colonial period until after the Civil War, African spices and cooking methods were used by slaves to prepare fried chicken on Southern plantations. Today, it remains a basic staple on most American dinner tables.

Harland Sanders opened his first restaurant in the back room of a service station in Corbin, Kentucky in 1929. The Sanders Court and Cafe specialized in Southern fare and became so popular that in 1936 Sanders was made an honorary Kentucky Colonel in recognition of his culinary contributions to the state. Pressure cookers became available during this period, and Sanders experimented with both his chicken preparation and his spice mix introducing his “Original Recipe” in 1940. Kentucky Fried Chicken was born and has surpassed all others in popularity and longevity as well. In the Triangle, there is a KFC in or close to every neighborhood, always conveniently located and always serving the best fried chicken ever. (From: The Examiner)
 
 

 
 
 

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14 thoughts on “July 6 – National Fried Chicken Day

  1. ESTELLA M. DAVIS

    ONE DOES NOT HAVE TO ELIMINATE ALL FRIED ITEMS FROM A DIET THAT SHOULD BE HEALTHY. WE NEED A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF FAT IN THE DIET ALONG WITH THE NESCESSARY CORBORHYDRATES AND PROTEINS. MAKE SURE THE CHICKEN WAS HEALTHY AND MAKE SURE YOU USE THE HEALTHY TYPE OF OIL FOR DEEP OR SHALLOW FRYING THE FOUL. FRIED CHICKEN IS RIGHT UP THERE WITH ICE CREAM AND CAKE FOR DELICIOUS ON THE MENU TODAY. SO, ENJOY.

    • I agree with you completely. Although we all have a choice of what fats, healthy or unhealthy, we want to consume. As I experiment and find a healthy alternative to deep fried chicken I will share the recipe(s) on this blog. Enjoy today!

  2. I had no idea this was National Fried Chix Day, otherwise I’d have talked my grandmother (who makes the very best Chix & gravy on the planet) to whip up this meal. Would only make sense in celebration of this event!
    What a fun little fact, thanks for sharing!!

  3. Your history was interesting. Thank you for sharing.

  4. I love love love fried chicken! What’s your favorite recipe from the book?

  5. Maybe this holiday should be cancelled for the benefit of all Americans. If not, then save up all year so you can enjoy it.

  6. dianeroark

    My favorite food in the world is fried chicken.

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  8. knew the history of KFC, balance diet in my opinion is what to do, a little of everything. Thanks to the content
    regards

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