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Serenade to Poultry Marinade Just Like Mom Used to Make

March 24, 1988

"This recipe is very simple, economical and most important of all, tasty," Nonie Doitchinov writes. "My mother has used this marinade with all her poultry dishes before cooking. It seems to work best with fried chicken. It's ideal for working mothers who have little children who tend to be finicky eaters. It is always a sure bet."

NONIE'S FRIED CHICKEN

12 to 20 chicken drumsticks or other chicken parts

Juice of 1 large lemon

1/3 cup soy sauce

Dash salt

Dash black pepper

1/2 cup flour

1 1/2 cups oil

Place drumsticks in deep rectangular casserole and sprinkle evenly with lemon juice. Pour soy sauce over chicken. Liquid should settle at bottom of casserole. Marinate overnight, making sure all sides of chicken are well marinated.

Combine salt, pepper and flour in paper bag and drop drumsticks in, 1 at a time, shaking each time until well coated. Heat oil in deep skillet or fryer and fry chicken until golden. Makes 12 to 20 drumsticks.

--NONIE DOITCHINOV

Los Angeles

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