Every Day’s Summer Picnic Fried Chicken

1 heritage chicken
1/4 tsp ground pepper
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup butter
1 tsp salt
Cooking oil
1/4 cup water

Cut chicken into halves or quarters. Wash carefully & pat dry. Shake in bag with flour, salt and pepper. Place in cast iron skillet with pre-heated cooking oil and brown on all sides. Reduce heat and add butter. Cover pieces and cook for approx. 20 minutes. Turn down heat and add ¼ cup water, recover and cook for 20 minutes more on low heat or until thoroughly cooked and the water has been absorbed. Remove lid to finish. When ready to serve, turn heat back up to medium high and cook uncovered chicken for five minutes to remove excess moisture, turning occasionally. Place on paper bowl to absorb grease. Delicious hot or cold.

Dede Boies