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Old 03-31-2005, 04:37 PM   #1
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ISO KFC copy cat recipe

Seems like I'm always asking for recipes and never handing them out. Oh, well.

I am dying for some KFC.

I've surfed the net looking for copy-cat recipes (one of which calls for potassium chloride, which at first I thought was a funny typo for salt (sodium chloride), but guess it isn't). Anyhoo... can anyone help this poor expat satisfy her taste for back home? I really need a TNT (see me tossing around those new acronyms I'm learning ) recipe.

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Old 03-31-2005, 04:45 PM   #2
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Kentucky Fried Chicken


I worked there and have no doubt that MSG played a large role in the flavor...
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Old 04-01-2005, 10:43 AM   #3
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Oy, really?? MSG - I never even suspected. Maybe I should rethink this.
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Old 04-01-2005, 10:01 PM   #4
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I read something years ago that stated the good Colonel's secret 11 herbs and spice were actually salt, pepper, and MSG. The actual secret is the cooking process, which is a pressure fryer. You can rig one at home using a pressure cooker, with some oil in the bottom. Heat the oil to high heat, drop some breaded chicken in, seal it, and let it build to I think 15 PSI. 10 minutes and it's done. Release the pressure, and carefully remove the chicken (the breading will be really soft at this point), and drain. Once the breading has crisped up, serve.

FYI, I've never done this at home. I use a regular deep-fryer and use the recipe I learned at the first country club I worked at. My kids love it!
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Old 04-24-2005, 09:19 AM   #5
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KFC & broasting

The pressure cooking is called “Broasting” using a product from the Broaster Company in Wisconsin. They have a web site if you want more information.

A friend had the KFC coating analyzed in a laboratory and they found flour, salt, and pepper. No mention of MSG. You might try adding a little cayenne pepper to the flour mix if you are not an MSG fan. The cayenne will open the taste buds, which intensifies the flavor while not adding heat.
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Old 04-24-2005, 09:48 AM   #6
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Velochic I found a rather involved recipe claiming to imitate KFC here www.cooks.com/rec/story/158/. You might try it.
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Old 04-24-2005, 11:08 AM   #7
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Another important ingredient is a good chicken soup base mixed into the seasoned flour. I don't remember the ratios, but I came up with something very close using chicken soup base, a touch of cayenne, black pepper, and just a bit of sage. And yes, I did use MSG as well. Unfortuntately, I didn't hae the sense to write it down, much to my chagrine.

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Old 04-24-2005, 12:08 PM   #8
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Velochic............check out Paula Dean on the www.foodnetwork.com website..........I think her Southern Fried Chicken is the closest I've come. Don't let the amount of hot sauce scare ya because its just a small amount of heat once you eat it. Hubby is not a huge fan of spicy but he really enjoyed this. Oh....and I used Red Hot instead of Texas Pete due to availability. Try it and let me know. Shoot....one more thing. I fried the chicken up in batches and when the 1st batch was done I put it on a cookie sheet with a baking rake so any oil could drain down and kept it in the oven on a low setting......this helped keep it crispy.
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Old 04-25-2005, 02:13 AM   #9
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I GOOGLED "KFC recipes" and got 1,900 hits. Mostly selling books with the recipe. Howevee, here is one I found.

Genuine KFC secret recipe
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp oregano
1 tbsp celery salt
1 tbsp black pepper
1 tbsp dry mustard
4 tbsp paprika
2 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp ground ginger
3 tbsp MSG (Accent)

Mix all ingredients well in a large bowl.

Dip chicken pieces in beaten eggs
Then turn them over in regular bread crumbs (commercial)
Finally plunge them in the flour-spices mixture (above)

Heat oven to 350 degrees
Place chicken in a tray and cover with foil (shiny side out)
Cook 40 minutes.
Remove the foil then cook for another 40 minutes
Baste lightly with oil 5 minutes before the end
Let stand 5 minutes and serve.


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Hungry......I have to say everytime I see your avatar I have to do a double take because at first glance I always think he's giving me the bird
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