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  • Writer's pictureTommy Centola

LeRuth’s Back of the House Fried Chicken

Updated: Mar 23, 2021

July 6th was National Fried Chicken Day. Since I have already posted my take on Popeye’s Fried Chicken, here is a recipe from my first place of employment, LeRuth’s. Since LeRuth’s only opened for dinner, every day the kitchen staff, along with the waiter on duty taking reservations, would sit down for lunch. It was never fancy food but it was great food. Here is the fried chicken recipe they used.

3  2 1/2 lbs Chickens cut into 8 pieces

3 tablespoons Salt

1 tablespoon Cayenne

1 teaspoon Celery Salt

1 teaspoon Accent


Oil for frying

Wash chicken well and drain. Mix spices together and sprinkle over chicken and toss thoroughly. Mix and refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours to marinate. Stir chicken well, dredge in flour and fry at 340 degrees for 10 – 15 minutes depending on size of pieces.


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