I have been trying to nail the seasonings for KFC chicken for years. Last night, I was preparing a seasoned breadcrumb coating for pork loin cutlets, and got the KFC taste. With the pork, it came out wonderful, and so, I have to share.
Preheat your oven to 360' F
Set up a breading station with two wide bowls, filled from left to right with the following; AP Flour, Egg Wash, and a shaker bag of Seasoned Breadcrumbs.
The flour is unseasoned. The egg-wash is simply 1 large egg combined with a splash of milk. The breadcrumbs are seasoned like this:
1 cup breadcrumbs
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. dried basil
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tbs. ground pepper
1/2 tsp. MSG
2 dashes dried ginger
1/4 tsp. dried marjoram
1/4 tsp. dried thyme
1/2 tsp. celery seed
1/2 tsp. granulated garlic
1 tsp. paprika
Combine well. Make sure the cutlets are moist. Dredge in the flour until evenly coated. Gently knock of excess flour. Place into the egg-wash and flip to completely coat. Place in shaker back and shake until evenly coated. Place on a foil-lined cookie sheet. Bake at 360' F for 30,minutes. Serve with your favorite sides.
ade. The flavor is better than with chicken.
Oh, and just as an experiment, I used left-over smashed spuds, seasoned with the same herbs and spices, with some left over ground beef, and a raw egg added, and made potato pancakes this morning. They also came out very good. I can see this flavor combination used for gravies, with lamb, veal, turkey, and chicken. I would think you could also make a seasoned flour, if you didn't want to use the breadcrumbs.
Seeeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North