Crispy Lemon-Fried Chicken
This is my husband's favorite chicken dish. He loves it done very crispy and well browned. The steps of soaking the chicken pieces in salted lemony water and re-crisping are the secrets to this recipe.
Shirley Helfenbein, Lapeer, Michigan
2 broiler-fryer chicken (2 to 3 pounds each), cut up or 16 pieces of chicken
3-1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
Juice of 1 medium lemon
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons water
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