3 hrs 10 mins
If I had to choose my last meal, it would be my mom's fried chicken gizzards, with mashed potatoes and gravy. Mom still makes them for me every year on my birthday (and on special request!) People either love gizzards or hate them.. For those of us who LOVE them.. here is the recipe that I live for. Hope you enjoy!
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- 12-3 hours prior to cooking. In a large bowl or dutch oven, place gizzards, water and 2 Tbls salt. Let soak. (This draws out that bloody/organ taste). Change salty water every 1/2 hour to hour, for 2-3 hours.
- 2Drain gizzards. Place drained gizzards on paper toweling, and pat dry.
- 3Salt and Pepper both sides of the gizzards.
- 4In a large zippy bag, place flour and salt and pepper.
- 5In your favorite chicken frying pan (I use Grandma's old cast-iron skillet), melt enough shortening to get 1/4" in the pan.
- 6Place a handful of gizzards in flour baggie. Shake.
- 7Remove gizzards from baggie. Shake off excess flour mix.
- 8Gently place gizzards in the hot shortening. Cover with lid ajar. Cook for 5 mins on Medium-High heat, or until browned.
- 9Turn gizzards, and cover for another 5 mins or until browned.
- 10(Pleae note: Gizzards will fry better if cooked in batches. Place cooked gizzards in the oven on 'warm' or 200 degrees, between batches.).
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Nutritional Facts for Mom's Fried Chicken Gizzards
Serving Size: 1 (322 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 310.9
- Calories from Fat 18
- Total Fat 2.0 g
- Saturated Fat 0.4 g
- Cholesterol 185.0 mg
- Sodium 5272.7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 49.3 g
- Dietary Fiber 2.3 g
- Sugars 0.1 g
- Protein 21.9 g