Hopalong Cassidy's Fried Chicken

Hopalong Cassidy’s Fried Chicken

2 young chicken, 1-1/4 lbs each
salt and pepper
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 strips bacon
1 lb butter
1 1/2 cups whole milk
parsley, for garnish

Cut up chicken; wash and drain, but do not wipe dry.
Season with salt and pepper.
Roll in flour.
In a deep skillet, fry out the bacon until there is deep fat in the pan; remove bacon.
Add butter and chicken.
Cook slowly in hot fat, turning frequently, until chicken is well browned.
Remove chicken to a hot platter.
Add bacon and milk to the cooking fat; stir thoroughly.
Let simmer for 15 minutes.
Pour over chicken and garnish with parsley sprigs.