Southern Fried Chicken


Photography by Angie Norwood Browne

6 chicken legs

Salt and Pepper to taste

1 C all purpose flour (+ more if needed)

1 C panko bread crumbs (+ more if needed)

3 eggs, mixed until combined (+ more if needed)

Season the chicken with salt and pepper, dredge chicken in flour, shake off excess.  Coat in egg wash, shake off excess, coat with panko bread crumbs – press to coat.  let sit 5 minutes.

Preheat oil in deep fryer to 375 degrees F

carefully lower legs in fryer and cook until a deep golden brown color.  Finish in oven if they have not reached 160 deg F internally

Food Styling Emily Browne


About anbphoto

I never thought I'd start a blog because I'm not a writer. I am a Southern Catholic girl, a commercial food Photographer and an avid gardener. I have always wanted to journal my garden; growing food (fruit, herbs and vegetables), photographing ingredients from earth to plate and sharing the recipes I love. Someone suggested that I forget about all the writing and simply share my photographs and recipes. Perfect! My blog is an exploration of home gardening and cooking, so here is a little history of me and how "Stray Cats and Blackberries" came about. Born and raised in Alabama, my love for food lies in Southern cuisine. I learned early on that life is a party revolving around friends and family sharing food and wine. Backyard Summer bbqs, black eyed peas and collard greens on New Year's Day or ham and chocolate on Easter are just a few favorite Southern traditions I love sharing. I became fascinated with gardening when my husband and I bought our first house. I am a mother, a wife and someone who appreciates the little treasures and traditions in life. My garden started as an empty parking lot behind a Mom & Pop grocery store that my husband and I bought and renovated into a photography studio. While my husband put on his carpenter pants I put on my gardening gloves. Thirteen dumpsters at three tons each and nearly three years later I had a plantable space to sew seeds. I have been a food photographer and gardener for over 20 years and love the idea of merging my passions by growing food, photographing my harvest and sharing recipes with you. Enjoy


  1. Looks great! You can see just how crispy it is :)

  2. Born and raised in MD-Sunday after church was fried chicken, mashed potoates and gravy Mom made in the cast iron skillet with some of the chicken crumbs….love your blog. Thanks for sharing. Susan

  3. Rose

    I might have to finally learn how to cook! These recipes are inspiring me.

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