Leah Chase

On this year-end edition of All Things New Orleans we highlighting some of our most interesting stories from 2011. We'll hear from Kermit Ruffins, Leah Chase, and the residents of the New Orleans batture.

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New Orleans, LA – WWNO, in collaboration with Nolevie.com, brings you "Notes from New Orleans," a peek inside the unique life and culture of our region. This week Sharon Litwin is visiting Dooky Chase restaurant to satiate her appetite. However, Litwin isn't longing for the food this time around.

Fried Chicken a la Leah Chase

Serves 4 - 6

1 whole chicken, cut into pieces
Salt and pepper
Oil for deep frying

Rinse the chicken piece thoroughly and pat dry. Liberally season the chicken with salt and pepper, then dredge in all-purpose flour. Heat the oil to 350 degrees and add the chicken to the hot oil making sure not to crowd the pot with too many pieces at one time. Set a timer for 20 minutes and when the timer rings, remove the chicken from the oil and drain on a rack. Serve immediately.

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