Popeye's Fried Chicken

Popeye's Fried Chicken
3 cups Self-rising flour
1 cup Cornstarch
3 tablespoons Seasoned salt
2 tablespoons Paprika
1 teaspoon Baking soda
1 package Italian Salad Dressing Mix -- Powder
1 package Onion Soup Mix -- (1 1/2 ounces)
1 package spaghetti sauce mix -- (1/2 ounce)
3 tablespoons Sugar
3 cups Corn flakes -- crush slightly
2 Eggs -- well beaten
1/4 cup Cold water
4 pounds Chicken -- cut up


Combine first 9 ingredients in large bowl. Put the cornflakes into another
bowl. Put eggs and water in a 3rd bowl. Put enough corn oil into a heavy
roomy skillet to fill it 1" deep. Get it HOT! Grease a 9x12x2 baking pan.
Set it aside. Preheat oven to 350~. Dip chicken pieces 1 piece at a time as
follows: 1-Into dry coating mix. 2-Into egg and water mix. 3-Into corn
flakes. 4-Briskly but briefly back into dry mix. 5-Drop into hot oil,
skin-side-down and brown 3 to 4 minutes on medium high. Turn and brown
other side of each piece. Don't crowd pieces during frying. Place in
prepared pan in single layer, skin-side-up. Seal in foil, on 3 sides only,
leaving 1 side loose for steam to escape. Bake at 350~ for 35-40 minutes
removing foil then to test tenderness of chicken. Allow to bake uncovered
5 minutes longer to crisp the coating. Serves 4. Leftovers refrigerate
well up to 4 days. Do not freeze these leftovers. Leftover coating mix
(1st 9 ingredients) can be stored at room temp in covered container up to
2 months.

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