Sallie Ann Robinson, Embracing Daufuskie Island (South Carolina), Part 2


October 14, 2021


Sallie Ann Robinson, Embracing Daufuskie Island (South Carolina), Part 2

 This fun Sallie Ann Robinson 
cookbook is chockfull with tasty Daufuskie Island recipes!

Cookbook photo Copyright 2003 by Sallie Ann Robinson
Used by permission of the University of North Carolina Press.

After posting Sallie Ann Robinson, Embracing Daufuskie Island (South Carolina) last week, I am back to share with you one of Sallie Ann’s actual recipes!   I plan to try this recipe out very soon, and I will report back when I do. If you decide to give it a try, please let me know by writing in the comments below! 

Read  Sallie Ann Robinson, Embracing Daufuskie Island (South Carolina) , here.

Sallie Ann’s smile and laugh are truly contagious!  :o)

This photo is from her website, used with the permission of Sallie Ann Robinson.

See more about Sallie Ann on her website, here.


In her youth (Sallie Ann says that she was around the age of 11-12), Sallie Ann was given the chore of preparing chicken for dinner for her family.  Along with the cooking of it, Sallie Ann first had to “prepare” the live fowl for the frying pan.  In the “preparation process”, the doomed chicken made a run for it, fleeing into the nearby woods. After several hours, the bird was located and herded back home. Dinner was then prepared, using this recipe, for “Runaway Chicken”.  :o)

Sallie Ann’s version of this humorous childhood memory can be found in her cookbook 
Gullah Home Cooking the Daufauskie Way, page 99.

A mother hen and chicks in a Daufuskie yard.

Photo Copyright 2003 by Sallie Ann Robinson
Used by permission of the University of North Carolina Press.

Runaway Fried Chicken

1 young chicken, plucked, cleaned, and cut into parts
sprinkle paprika
sprinkle salt and black pepper
1 and 1/2 cups cooking oil
1 and 1/2 cups flour

Season the cleaned chicken with paprika, salt, and pepper.  Heat the 
oil in a deep skillet.  Flour the chicken by placing it in a bag (paper or
plastic) with the flour and shaking to coat.  Remove the chicken pieces
from the bag and shake off extra flour.  Test the oil temperature by drop-
ping in a dab of flour, which should brown, not burn.  Add the chicken to
the oil.  Cook thoroughly, turning occasionally, until golden brown on all

Recipe Copyright 2003 by Sallie Ann Robinson
Used by permission of the University of North Carolina Press.

Thank you!

A big thank you to Sallie Ann Robinson for your enjoyable phone interview for this blog post (and last week’s), and for your generously sharing of your recipe and photos!
 Thank you, too, goes to the University of North Carolina Press for the sharing of photos, text, and the recipe!

 Cooking with Gammy

 Gammy time, this week, meant that my granddaughter and I enjoyed “studying” owls , and making Owl Belly Buttons to eat! :o)

Owl Belly Buttons and an Owl Craft

This easy-to-make, three-ingredient treat has been made with varying colors of m&m’s over the years to fit the “occasion”, such as orange and black for “scarecrow” or “jack-o-lantern” belly buttons, yellow, orange, and brown for “turkey” belly buttons (Yes, they would look exactly like those in the photo below!  :O)), red and green for “reindeer” belly buttons, and …well you get the idea. :o)

For the recipe, click here.

This is an easy-to-make, three-ingredient treat.

Isn’t this handprint owl cute?

Made Me Smile  :o)

William Shatner’s Real Life Space Adventure

Yesterday, an emotional 90-year-old Captain Kirk ,William Shatner from Star Trek (1966-1969), fame took an almost 11-minute flight into space.  How cool is that?!

Click here, to listen to Shatner’s reactions after the flight.

I am a Star Trek fan from way back.
My favorite episode is the comical “The Trouble with Tribbles” S2, E15.
What’s yours?  Let me know in the comment section!


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This blog post has my grandmother’s fried chicken recipe!

May your days be blessed, and your taste buds happy!

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2 Responses to Sallie Ann Robinson, Embracing Daufuskie Island (South Carolina), Part 2

  1. marjorie mattson says:

    Just the same way we always fried chicken.


  2. Pingback:  Runaway Fried Chicken and Terrifying Cucumber Crocodile! | I'm Annette!

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