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Old 03-02-2019, 01:50 PM   #1
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Sub for garlic salt

Iím biting the bullet and making fried chicken tonight. KFC copycat fried chicken, actually, even though I donít have a pressure cooker. The best I can hope for is to duplicate the spice blend. The spice blend contains both garlic powder and garlic salt, though. I donít have garlic salt. Do I add a bit more garlic powder and a bit more salt? Just a bit more salt? Not overthink it, and just make the spice blend without it?

2/3 tablespoon salt
1/2 tablespoon thyme
1/2 tablespoon basil
1/3 tablespoon oregano
1 tablespoon celery salt
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon dried mustard
4 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons garlic salt
1 tablespoon ground ginger
3 tablespoons white pepper

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Old 03-02-2019, 02:16 PM   #2
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Exactly what you said. More powder and salt.
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Old 03-02-2019, 02:35 PM   #3
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2 tablespoons garlic salt = 1 TBS garlic plus 1 TBS salt. IMO that's too much salt combined with the previous 2/3 TBS salt, not to mention the celery salt.
I'd most certainly use Kosher salt in any case.
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Old 03-02-2019, 02:51 PM   #4
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2 tablespoons garlic salt = 1 TBS garlic plus 1 TBS salt. IMO that's too much salt combined with the previous 2/3 TBS salt, not to mention the celery salt.
I'd most certainly use Kosher salt in any case.
Yeah. What she said. I NEVER buy any seasoning that has the world "salt" in the name. You can bet that when you look at the list of ingredients, "salt" is always listed first. A cheap way for the company to make a fast buck at your expense.

I only will buy seasonings in small amounts. I know that it does cost me more in the long run, but at least I can taste the seasoning instead of just salt.
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Old 03-02-2019, 03:03 PM   #5
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2 tablespoons garlic salt = 1 TBS garlic plus 1 TBS salt. IMO that's too much salt combined with the previous 2/3 TBS salt, not to mention the celery salt.
I'd most certainly use Kosher salt in any case.
This recipe makes almost a full cup of seasoning (15 tbsp.). I'd bet only a tablespoon or two are used in a home-meal-sized recipe. It's probably a reasonable amount of salt, although it is for a restaurant recipe.
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Old 03-02-2019, 04:35 PM   #6
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I stopped buying seasoned salts a long time ago..

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This recipe makes almost a full cup of seasoning (15 tbsp.). I'd bet only a tablespoon or two are used in a home-meal-sized recipe. It's probably a reasonable amount of salt, although it is for a restaurant recipe.
Yeah, that's a lot of seasoning.
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Joel, you didn't mention how much flour you're adding the seasonings to, or how much chicken you're making...just curious. BTW, now that you've got my taste buds going, I want fried chicken.
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Yeah, that's a lot of seasoning.
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Joel, you didn't mention how much flour you're adding the seasonings to, or how much chicken you're making...just curious. BTW, now that you've got my taste buds going, I want fried chicken.
You add the 11 seasonings to 2 cups of flour.
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This recipe makes almost a full cup of seasoning (15 tbsp.). I'd bet only a tablespoon or two are used in a home-meal-sized recipe. It's probably a reasonable amount of salt, although it is for a restaurant recipe.
I just realized, thanks to you, GG, how much seasoning mix this makes! Gevaldt!

I’m only frying two Dolly breasts, so I’ll asemble the spices and then just eyeball it!
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Old 03-02-2019, 08:23 PM   #10
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If you use teaspoons in place of tablespoons for all the measurements, you'll end up with ⅓ the amount of seasoning mix.
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