Southern Fried Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

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Southern Fried Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Classic fried chicken made kosher using non dairy milk served over rosemary mashed potatoes. It is really not too much work to make good fried chicken and it is well worth making it yourself. Enjoy this crispy chicken and don't forget the mashed potatoes.

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  • 6 to 8 ServingsServings


  • For chicken:
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1 Tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (3-pound) chicken, cut in 1/8ths, large breasts cut in half
  • 2 cups canola oil
  • For potatoes:
  • 4 pounds russet or Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch dice
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 6 Tablespoons margarine
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (1-ounce) envelope gravy powder
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary


  1. In a small bowl, combine soy milk and vinegar and let sit 5 minutes or until it looks lumpy and thick. In a large shallow bowl, stir together flour, salt, onion powder, cayenne powder and pepper and set aside. In a large Ziploc bag pour soy milk mixture over chicken and let sit 30 minutes, refrigerated.
  2. Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil over medium high heat and reduce to a simmer. Cook 20 to 25 minutes or until fork tender. Drain well and return to pot. Using a potato masher or ricer, mash potatoes until smooth but leaving a few lumps. Stir in soy milk, margarine, salt and pepper and set aside, covered to keep warm.
  3. Heat oil in a 12-inch heavy cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Take one piece of chicken out of the Ziploc and dip in flour mixture, rolling around to coat well. Shake off excess before carefully putting in the oil and repeat with remaining pieces. Fry over medium to medium high heat for 6 to 8 minutes on each side. Continue frying and turning 2 to 4 minutes or until chicken is golden and brown on all sides. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels.
  4. Prepare gravy according to package instructions. Stir in vinegar and rosemary and serve over mashed potatoes.