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Cookin' Up Memories: Grandma's Cast Iron Skillet Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Well now, ain't this a fine day for a story and some vittles. Lainie Eilenberger here, your trusty West Texas realtor and guardian of cherished family recipes. Today, I'm sharing a bit of heritage with y'all, my Grandma's Cast Iron Skillet Buttermilk Fried Chicken. This here is a dish as old and treasured as the West Texas plains themselves. It's a symbol of our heartland; just like real estate, it combines tradition, warmth, and a touch of West Texas spirit. Whether we're rustling up some comfort food or mapping out the vast terrain of property dealing, it's all about grit, know-how, and that homely Southern hospitality.


Now, let's rustle up some ingredients for this delectable dish:


  • A whole chicken, cut into pieces, as hearty as a West Texas sunset

  • 2 cups of buttermilk, for that rich, tangy bath

  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour, for a crust as crisp as a cowboy's hat

  • 2 tsp of paprika, for that hint of smoke over the prairie

  • 1 tsp of cayenne pepper, for a touch of cowboy kick

  • Salt and black pepper to taste, like the balance of a good horse and rider

  • Vegetable oil for frying, to golden up our chicken as bright as a Lubbock sunrise


Next, let's wrangle up this Southern classic:


  1. Give the chicken a good wash under cold water, then pat 'em dry. This makes sure our buttermilk and flour stick as close as a cowboy to his horse.

  2. Soak the chicken in buttermilk for at least a couple of hours, or let 'em bathe overnight for an even richer flavor. Just like letting a good plan settle in, this step will ensure our chicken is tender and full of flavor.

  3. In a dish wide enough for a tumbleweed, mix the flour, paprika, cayenne, salt, and black pepper. This here's our crust, the outer layer that's gonna turn our chicken into a crispy, flavorful delight.

  4. After the chicken's had a good soak, shake off any extra liquid and roll each piece in our spice-blanketed flour. Make sure each piece is fully covered, like a well-insulated log cabin in winter.

  5. Time for the sizzle, y'all! Heat about a half-inch of oil in a cast iron skillet. Just like the vast, even terrain of West Texas, this skillet will make sure our chicken fries up evenly golden.

  6. Fry the chicken in batches, like cattle at the branding, for 10-15 minutes on each side. Each piece should be as golden as Texas tea, and the juices should run as clear as a summer sky.

  7. Lastly, let the chicken rest on paper towels to drip off any excess oil. Now your Grandma's Buttermilk Cast Iron Skillet Fried Chicken is ready to be the star at your dinner table, just like it's always been at ours.


Just as we've journeyed through the making of this cherished dish, I've also made it my mission to guide you through the winding trails of the real estate world. I've rustled up three real estate websites to make sure your home buying or selling experience is as satisfying as this here fried chicken:


Top Lubbock & West Texas Real Estate Agents | Key & Slate Real Estate Group (lainieeilenberger.com) - This is my homestead on the digital prairie, where you'll learn more about my services and how I can help you navigate the real estate landscape. Just as we took care in selecting our ingredients for Grandma's fried chicken, I'll help you sift through the choices to find that home that suits your needs just right.


One Ford Road | Lubbock Homes For Sale | Key & Slate Real Estate Group (onefordroad-lubbock.com) - Consider this site as your real estate trail guide, particularly for the One Ford Road community. It's got all the ins and outs, the lay of the land, that'll make navigating the Lubbock housing market a breeze. This site's full of nuggets of information about One Ford Road, making it an ideal spot to find your own piece of the American Dream.


We Sell Lubbock. Your Lubbock & West Texas Real Estate Experts! - Now this site, this is your comprehensive map to the West Texas real estate landscape. Through insightful blogs, market trends, and home buying and selling tips, you'll get a panoramic view of the local property market. Just like our trusty cast iron skillet ensures even cooking for our chicken, this site will equip you with the information you need for a well-rounded and balanced real estate journey.


Whether you're mastering the art of making Grandma's Cast Iron Skillet Buttermilk Fried Chicken or looking to find your dream home in our beautiful West Texas, remember, success boils down to careful planning, a good dose of patience, and a sprinkling of charm.


So, sit back, savor that delicious fried chicken, and when you're ready to step onto the property trail or put your home on the market, remember, I'm just a holler away. Let's make your real estate journey as pleasurable and rewarding as our cookin' adventure today!


Note - We provide Top-Rated Real Estate services to Lubbock, Abernathy, Brownfield, Buffalo Springs, Crosbyton, Denver City, Farwell, Floydada, Hale Center, Lamesa, Littlefield, Muleshoe, New Deal, New Home, Olton, Plains, Post, Ralls, Ransom Canyon, Seagraves, Seminole, Silverton, Slaton, Spur, Snyder, Sundown, Tahoka, Tulia, Wolfforth and everywhere in-between.


Yours,

Lainie Eilenberger




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