Her obituary was in the paper yesterday.
Norma B. Young died at the age of 101. She had a very long and deserving obit which can be found at the Daily Citizen or the Democrat-Gazette. It dwelled quite a bit on her chicken-cooking queen history.
In 1971 she entered a National Chicken Cooking contest and won it!! She entered her dipper's nuggets recipe and received several thousand dollars as the winner.
I, along with millions of others, tried and loved the recipe. The thing about chicken then, however, was that you had to buy the breast with bone still on it and chisel out the nuggets. There were NO nuggets! Then you had a little fryer and dipped the nuggets into the hot oil and then into the sauces. We used a little fondu pot which was fashionable at the time and heated the oil at the table. Our kids, who were the pickiest eaters, loved them!! The problem in they gobbled them up so fast it was hard to keep the oil hot enough long enough to fill them up!
Here is my time-worn recipe that has been in my recipe box since 1971 when it was published. Now you don't have to make them. Just go to McDonald's and pick up a few!
Norma B. Young was a great Searcy citizen. This blog is a tribute to her from the Seary Sleuths and myself.