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Women’s History Month Through the Lens of Food, Part 5

Mrs. McLelland cooking Fried Chicken for Sunday dinner, Escambia Farms, Florida. 1942
Sundays at many southern homes or homes in the southern diaspora almost always meant women frying chicken which is a labor intensive process. Cleaning and cutting the chicken and seasoning it is hard work! Next one drys and then dips the chicken parts in a wet or dry flour and seasoning mix. In Alabama some have historically used an egg crumb coding in which one uses crumbs from pretzels, bread, cracker, cereal or corn meal. the final step calls for deep frying the well seasoned chicken in a big cast iron skillet. The Sunday fried chicken tradition is nearly universal among southerners and in the southern diaspora. 

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