My mother taught me to make REAL Southern Fried chicken and it doesn't include cornflakes!!!
I use flour, salt, pepper (and to make my husband happy, a shake of garlic powder--my Ma didn't use that). The egss and milk part is right but forget the cornflakes.
Also Ma used lard which really tastes good but is so bad for you. I use canola oil so we can live longer to eat more Southern food.