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Cook Up Some Southern Comfort
Proof that fried chicken is having a moment: There's now a whole day devoted to the Low Country staple (July 6). Prepare the crispy bird in your kitchen with a little help from Matt and Ted Lee, authors of The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen.
Stick to legs and thighs; they're juicier.
Season with a heavy hand, even if you use just salt and pepper.
Make sure the oil is hot. (It's worth using a fryer thermometer.) You want the chicken at room temperature before frying and your oil around 325 degrees.