Fried Chicken, Catfish, Mac & Cheese, Collard Greens

Preparing a soul food feast featuring Fried Chicken, Catfish, Mac & Cheese, and Collard Greens is like taking a culinary trip to the heart of Southern cooking. Each dish brings its own unique flavor and texture to the table, creating a comforting, satisfying meal that’s perfect for gatherings, celebrations, or simply indulging in some of the best tastes the South has to offer. Here’s how to create this mouthwatering spread.

Fried Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs chicken pieces (legs, thighs, breasts)
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Oil for frying

Instructions:

  1. Marinate the Chicken: Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper. Pour the buttermilk over them and let marinate for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator, preferably overnight.
  2. Prepare the Flour Mixture: Mix the flour with paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. Dredge and Fry: Heat oil in a deep fryer or large pot to 350°F (175°C). Remove the chicken from the buttermilk, dredge in the flour mixture, and fry until golden brown and cooked through, about 15-20 minutes, depending on the size of the pieces. Drain on paper towels.

Fried Catfish

Ingredients:

  • 4 catfish fillets
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Oil for frying

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