All my life I've always had chicken fried in cast iron skillets and that is how I've always cooked mine. Never thought mine was that good.
I borrowed a large heavy pot which could be called a dutch oven from my mother. I used ground red pepper in my flour and some Texas Pete in my egg wash. I used peanut oil and got the temp. up to what the recipe said. That fried chicken was great! After removing it from the oil, I put some fresh ground pepper on it. It was perfectly brown and I think frying in the black skillet lets it absorb more grease than this deep fry method. I am going to be on the lookout for some fryer than I can use outside because I don't have a vented cook top and I can't tolerate the smell in the house. I don't see why I couldn't use a turkey fryer with less oil.
We never talk about much on here anymore so I thought I would share my chicken story.