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Old 01-12-2006, 12:44 PM   #1
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Broasted?

I heard the term Broasted years ago (re chicken), and thought it meant, broiled or boiled and then roasted, i.e. a cooking method. I took a quick look on the web & noticed it may be referring to a cooking device(?) called a broaster. Also noticed broasted potatoes. Has anyone had broasted chicken, how does it taste, can we prepare it at home?

A side note: Years ago my aunt worked for a company called Restaurant Associates. She told us a woman called in and kept asking, "Where can I find BRRRRROASTED chicken. I want BRRROASTED chicken!" We giggled about it for years and kept repeating BRRROASTED. (Yes, my family is a little odd )

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Old 01-12-2006, 12:53 PM   #2
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"Broasted" food is big in the midwest. A broaster is a patented machine that pressure fries the food. Like KFC.

You cannot pressure fry at home unless your pressure cooker specifically states that you can. Otherwise it's very dangerous.

Sometimes you'll see recipes for "broasted" food that essentially oven fries it. But authentic broasting is different.
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Old 01-12-2006, 12:55 PM   #3
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A broaster is a great piece of machinery!!! Someday...I'll have one !!!
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Old 01-12-2006, 12:58 PM   #4
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"Broasted" food is big in the midwest. A broaster is a patented machine that pressure fries the food. Like KFC.

You cannot pressure fry at home unless your pressure cooker specifically states that you can. Otherwise it's very dangerous.

Sometimes you'll see recipes for "broasted" food that essentially oven fries it. But authentic broasting is different.
Thanks, jenny. A quick look on the web, mentioned what you said. Sure wish I could try it at home & knew what it tasted like -- Fried, broiled, roasted? ... curious.
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Old 01-12-2006, 01:27 PM   #5
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The word should mean broiled and roasted at the same time, and a real convection oven nearly does that, but no it means preasure fry...and industrial method not convenient for the home cook or kitchen.
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Old 01-12-2006, 02:22 PM   #6
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Then the term should be "froasted", huh?
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Old 01-12-2006, 02:27 PM   #7
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Then the term should be "froasted", huh?


or FRABRRRRROASTED.
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Old 01-12-2006, 02:34 PM   #8
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Mish,

I can't rememember the last time I actually ate broasted chicken (probably in the 1960's) , but was at a restaurant in the Chicago area recently that touted their Broasted Chicken all-you-can-eat buffet, so i know it's still out there. Midwesterners broast fish, too and possibly other foods.
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Old 01-12-2006, 03:00 PM   #9
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Broasted chicken is really really good fried chicken. I think most commercial fried chicken places probably pressure fry it now.
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If it's like Kentucky Fried, it's sure gonna be greasy.
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