A Great Recipe For Fried Chicken Gizzards

Fried Chicken GizzardsImage Flickr/takaokun

So you want to cook some fried chicken gizzards? I can understand why...because fried gizzards are the best in my opinion. I'll show you how to cook chicken gizzards in a couple of easy steps, that everyone will love eating. You want have to make the mistake most people make when they decide to cook fried gizzards for the first time.

What mistake is this you ask? Most people will forget to boil the chicken gizzards before frying them and later wonder why the gizzards don't turn out as planned.

A personal story...while I attended college I lived off chicken gizzards. There was a Maryland Fried Chicken Restaurant in walking distance of my college. I used to buy the fried gizzard meal consisting of about 12 chicken gizzards, a bread roll and 1 side. This gizzard meal was so delicious, yummy, and filled me up.

Back then I didn't have to watch my weight so you know my favorite side dish was french fries. Enough about me, I invite your to try out the recipe and then let me know what your think.

Fried Chicken Gizzards

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 pound chicken gizzards
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 tablespoon seasoning salt
  • vegetable oil

Recipe Instructions:

  1. First you want to prep gizzards for cooking. Remove gizzards from container and discard chicken hearts if they're present. Cut away excessive fat and gristle, then wash gizzards thoroughly under running cold water.
  2. Next it's time for the most important step...parboiling the gizzards before frying them. Place gizzards in a pot of cold water, bring water to a rolling boil and continue to boil for about 20 minutes.
  3. While the gizzards are boiling, prepare coating mixture for the gizzards. Combine flour and seasoning salt in a paper or plastic bag. Shake well and set seasoned flour mixture aside.
  4. Once finished boiling, pour gizzards into a strainer or clean sink and allow to cool.
  5. Preheat enough vegetable oil to cover gizzards in a medium hard bottom or cast iron skillet (with lid) over medium-high heat.
  6. Thoroughly coat gizzards with seasoned flour mixture and place into hot vegetable oil. Don't overcrowd the skillet. Cook gizzards on both sides until brown.
  7. Turn down the heat to medium, then cover skillet with lid and cook for an additional 10 minutes. Once done remove from skillet and allow to drain on paper towels.


This recipe provided courtesy of https://www.soulfoodandsoutherncooking.com/

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