1 (2 to 3 pound) fryer, cut into pieces
Vegetable oil (for frying)
3/4 cup flour
Wash chicken and let it drain well. Put enough vegetable oil in a large skillet to a depth of 1-inch. Heat oil on medium high setting. Salt chicken liberally. Pepper to taste.
Put flour in a bag and shake each piece of chicken individually to coat well. When oil is hot, place chicken in skillet; don't crowd pieces. Cook on 1 side until light brown, about 15 to 20 minutes.
Lower heat to simmer and cover. Cook covered 5 to 7 minutes. Return heat to medium-high and finish.