Cayenne Pepper (ground red pepper) adds that spark of flavor that does so much for so many foods. Be adventurous, but use with restrain, in cooking all of your favorite dishes. An all-time favorite when boiling seafood.
New Orleans Style Spicy Fried Chicken:
- Cut chicken into serving-size pieces and wash.
- Moisten chicken with water, then sprinkle with cayenne pepper and rub in, cover and refrigerate for one hour.
- Preheat shortening in frying pan or fryer to 350 degrees.
- Empty favorite breading mix into a shallow bowl. Coat each chicken piece pressing to cover completely. Shake off excess.
Place chicken in hot shortening, skin side down. Fry until golden brown, turning as necessary. Heavier pieces may require a longer cooking time.