NEW ORLEANS — Over the course of its 300-year history, New Orleans’ cuisine has been one of its greatest gifts to the world. Now, as we celebrate the city’s 300th birthday and WWL-TV’s 60th anniversary, our gift to you is a free e-cookbook, with 'Family Favorite' recipes.

Click here to download the free "Family Favorites" cookbook

This cookbook series celebrates New Orleans’ family favorites recipes, to coincide with the city’s tricentennial. What better way to commemorate 300 years of life in the city we love than by celebrating the thing that truly unites us all: food.

Fried Chicken

Ingredients

  • chicken cut in pieces
  • 2 Tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp. celery salt
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. white pepper
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. Creole seasoning

Directions

  1. In bowl mix dry ingredients well. Season chicken and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Keep chicken in fridge until ready to cook. It fries better cold. When ready to cook, heat oil to 365 degrees.

Coating

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. Creole seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp. white pepper

Directions

  1. Mix flour and seasoning in a large bowl. Mix well. Dredge chicken in floured seasoning, shake off excess and fry for 12-15 minutes until chicken juice runs clear.

Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise,
  • 2 Tbsp. prepared yellow mustard,
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard,
  • 2 Tbsp. honey,
  • 1/2 Tbsp. lemon juice,
  • 1 tsp. Creole seasoning

Directions

  1. Mix together mayonnaise, yellow mustard, Dijon mustard, honey, lemon juice, and Creole seasoning in a bowl until combined. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

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