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My Daddy’s Fried Chicken and Waffles

Father’s Day is approaching so I wanted to do a series that honored fathers like I did last month for mothers. I was blessed to have an incredible dad who also was a good cook. My mother of course was the main cook but my Dad would make breakfast a lot before school and on occasionally on the weekends. His specialty was fried chicken wings with homemade waffles. I grew in a family where we made everything from scratch. My dad didn’t use pancake mix but would make his own waffle batter. His waffles were always so delicious and his fried chicken DID NOT MISS! As I mentioned in my video, my Dad was an old school Southern man. He grew up on a farm in Eastern North Carolina and was the most caring and funniest man you would ever meet. He had a heart of gold and I miss him so very much. Below is my take on his chicken and waffles. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family did.


Ingredients for Fried Chicken Wings


1 lb whole chicken wings

Salt to taste

Pepper to taste

Garlic Powder to taste

Onion Powder to taste

Paprika to taste

1 cup of buttermilk

1 tablespoon of hot sauce

2 cups of flour

1 1/2 tablespoons of cornstarch

Salt to taste

Pepper to taste

Garlic Powder to taste

Onion Powder to taste

Paprika to taste


Directions to Make Fried Chicken Wings


  1. In a large bowl, season chicken wings with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika to taste. Massage seasonings into chicken and cover with buttermilk and hot sauce.

2. Allow to marinate for at least a hour.

3. In another bowl, add flour, cornstarch and all of the seasonings that were added to the chicken.

4. Whisk until well combined and set aside.

5. Remove chicken from the buttermilk mixture and coat in the flour mixture.

6. Set chicken on a wire rack for at least ten minutes before frying.

7. In a cast iron skillet, add peanut oil and heat over medium heat.

8. Once the oil is ready, slowly add the chicken and fry until golden brown or until the chicken starts to float,


Waffles Recipe


2 large eggs

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 ¾ cups milk

½ cup vegetable oil

2 tablespoons white sugar

4 teaspoons baking powder

¼ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon


Directions to Make Waffles


  1. Preheat waffle iron.

  2. Whisk eggs in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add flour, milk, and vegetable oil and mix to combine. Whisk in sugar, then mix in baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla until well combined.

  3. Coat waffle iron with cooking spray and add batter to the waffle iron.

  4. Cook 4 minutes until the waffles are cooked through and serve with fried chicken wings.

  5. Enjoy ☺️


For more Southern Recipes, grab a copy of my cookbook Memories on a Plate ⬇️



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