Wife told me, "Dont get me a gift, DO NOT buy me chocolates, just make me some of your mom's southern fried chicken." Took about a split second to respond, "No problem." I made chicken thighs, fresh mashed taters and sweet white corn. I season my chicken flour with pepper, salt and garlic powder and littler sugar. I mix flour and a little corn starch and mix up the seasoned flour. I put the chicken in the mix and put everything into a plastic bag. <Adding a few table spoons of corn startch will put ONE HELLUVA crunch in that chicken> I rolll the chicken around untill the flour coats everything. Now most people throw it in the oil, no us, let it sit in the fridge over night. This creates a dry rub like mix and the chicken releases some moisture creating a thick tacky like batter FULL of seasoning. Being a salt based rub, it LOCKS in the moisture. Deep fry in the old iron skillet just enough so the chicken is 3/4 under the oil. This allows some of the moisture to escape the top of the chicken which prevents the crust from sliding off in one bite <thanks mom> When the chicken is a dark golden brown, she's done. The cooking temp should be medium low, the chicken thighs are thick so you gotta reduce the heat to prevent cooked exterior and raw exterior. OMG, I nearly cried, yes really. Biting into that chicken and remembering mom showing me her secrets when I was a child, she seemed to be alive again. My wife kept saying, Bob your momma would be so proud. I love my wife.