Crusty Fried Chicken

Recipe type: Main Prep time: 1 hour Total time: 1 hour

3 lb. broiler-fryers (use breasts, thighs and legs)
2 pkgs. garlic salad dressing mix
3 tblsp. flour
2 tsp. salt
1/4 c. lemon juice
2 tblsp. soft butter
fat or salad oil
1 c. milk
1 1/2 c. pancake mix

Wipe chicken pieces. Combine salad dressing mix, flour and salt in a small bowl. Add lemon juice and butter; mix to a smooth paste. Brush all sides of chicen with paste. Stack in bowl; cover. Store in refrigerator overnight. About 11/2 hours before mealtime, place 1/2″ of fat in bottom of large skillet or dutch oven; heat. Dip chicken parts in milk then in pancake mix. Coat well. Dust off excess. Lightly brown in hot fat. Turn with tongs-not fork. Place browned chicken one layer deep, in shallow baking pan. Spoon about half the rest of dipping milk over pieces. Cover with lid or aluminum foil. Bake in moderate over 375 for 30 minutes. Remove lid. Baste with remaining milk. Cook uncovered 20 to 30 minutes, or until tender.