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Jun 23, 2007 04:56 AM

Fried Chicken: Magnolia Room Chalfonte Hotel in Cape May, NJ

How does it taste? Miss Helen's secret: Heat the vegetable shortening and "Throw in thickly sliced onion rings when grease is hot -- that's our SECRET!" Toss the onions in the hot oil and fry until dark brown - they flavor the oil. Then add the chicken. The late Helen Dickerson had some marvious recipes in her cookbook, "I Just Quit Stirrin' When The Tastin's Good"

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  1. Hope someone can help. I want to make the recipe over the weekend and have some input into what her chicken tastes like. Many thanks.

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    1. re: Shunick

      I made and it is wonderful. I used thighs and chicken breasts. Wonderful flavor with the onion flavored cooking oil. This is a keeper. Try it.