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(The Consumerist)   What may possibly be the greatest fast food sandwich in the history of grease goes nationwide April 12   (consumerist.com ) divider line
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2010-04-04 07:42:26 PM  
I tried it during the test market and after eating it I figured that would be the last I saw of it. I never imagined it would sell enough to become a regular menu item.

It looked really nasty. Those promo pictures do a pretty good job of making it look good, but it looks much worse in person.

I love KFC (and fried food in general,) but this was nasty. The amount of grease is unbelievable. After eating it I felt like I needed a shower because I swear I could feel the grease oozing out of my skin. I'm not sure why there is a difference, but the grease on this made regular KFC look downright healthy.

But the worst thing, is the taste. I don't know how KFC managed it, but they found a way to add bacon to something and not make it taste better. I know it sounds impossible, but it just didn't taste that good.
 
2010-04-04 07:59:16 PM  
Why would I go to KFC for a sandwich made out of average quality bacon when I can go to my local butcher and buy premium quality bacon that is smoked on the premises?
 
2010-04-04 08:06:33 PM  
I'm thinking they were just waiting for Obamacare to be finalized before they announced it's release. Face it, you know you're in for a heart transplant after each one. Any news as to if/when this thing is coming to Canada, I want one, maybe two.
 
2010-04-04 08:29:32 PM  

ChadM89: uttertosh: why kosher salt?

It has nothing to do with it being kosher, and everything to do with being delicious, delicious salt. It's not bitter like table salt.


Table salt is bitter because it is iodized. Kosher salt also has a larger grain size, which makes its application more consistent when done by hand. Kosher salt crystals also have a varied shape and size, which cause them to melt at different rates, which is generally favorable.

Alton Brown on Salt (2 minute video) (new window)
 
2010-04-04 08:39:17 PM  
Chicken breast stuffed with pork and cheese?

Revolutionary!

It's been called Chicken Cordon Bleu for decades. With 400 - 500 calories per serving depending on the sauce (if any).
 
2010-04-04 08:47:47 PM  

LtDarkstar: Do not eat at KFC! They are liars and have not taken responsibility for their lawbreaking! They did that whole oprah thing and many people including me never received anything, even after submitting the raincheck properly and spending money on a stamp and gas for the car. BOYCOTT KFC!!! Visit my website www.kfcfraud.com or www.kfcripoff.com


Thanks. Now I will be eating at KFC every day for the next two weeks. And bringing buckets of it home to my family on the weekends.
 
2010-04-04 08:53:35 PM  
Really? They're sensationalizing the death potential of a 540 calorie sandwich?
The Baconator has 1000 calories by itself. Countless other sandwiches dwarf the maesly "Double Down", and this guy is all, "(and potentialy lethal)"
oooohhhhhh scary
 
2010-04-04 09:21:23 PM  

Jon iz teh kewl: VictorOfBorge: Life is too short to eat disgusting crap. This doesn't mean you have to eat "bunny food." It means, eat good food. Enjoy it. Take time to actually TASTE it.

It's sad to see people inhaling garbage while sitting at their desks or eating pre-made, pre-fried, frozen then re-fried, heat-lamped, greasy piles of disgusting goo all wadded up in a paper & foil wrapper by some snotty, pimply-faced kid who made it after taking a dump and popping a zit without then washing his hands!

Take time, relax, calm your mind, eat something fresh, that is pleasing to look at, smells wonderful, and then makes you thankful you have taste buds. When you finish, you will be rested, relaxed and recharged and you'll be able to accomplish more than the drone sitting at his desk trying to work while eating a pile of gack indistinguishable from the grease.

Shut. Up.


Bite me.
 
2010-04-04 10:12:30 PM  

VictorOfBorge: Jon iz teh kewl: VictorOfBorge: Life is too short to eat disgusting crap. This doesn't mean you have to eat "bunny food." It means, eat good food. Enjoy it. Take time to actually TASTE it.

It's sad to see people inhaling garbage while sitting at their desks or eating pre-made, pre-fried, frozen then re-fried, heat-lamped, greasy piles of disgusting goo all wadded up in a paper & foil wrapper by some snotty, pimply-faced kid who made it after taking a dump and popping a zit without then washing his hands!

Take time, relax, calm your mind, eat something fresh, that is pleasing to look at, smells wonderful, and then makes you thankful you have taste buds. When you finish, you will be rested, relaxed and recharged and you'll be able to accomplish more than the drone sitting at his desk trying to work while eating a pile of gack indistinguishable from the grease.

Shut. Up.

Bite me.


No, I agree. Shut the fark up.
 
2010-04-04 10:55:31 PM  

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: VictorOfBorge: Jon iz teh kewl: VictorOfBorge: Life is too short to eat disgusting crap. This doesn't mean you have to eat "bunny food." It means, eat good food. Enjoy it. Take time to actually TASTE it.

It's sad to see people inhaling garbage while sitting at their desks or eating pre-made, pre-fried, frozen then re-fried, heat-lamped, greasy piles of disgusting goo all wadded up in a paper & foil wrapper by some snotty, pimply-faced kid who made it after taking a dump and popping a zit without then washing his hands!

Take time, relax, calm your mind, eat something fresh, that is pleasing to look at, smells wonderful, and then makes you thankful you have taste buds. When you finish, you will be rested, relaxed and recharged and you'll be able to accomplish more than the drone sitting at his desk trying to work while eating a pile of gack indistinguishable from the grease.

Shut. Up.

Bite me.

No, I agree. Shut the fark up.


Seconded. Shut the fark up.
 
2010-04-04 11:09:52 PM  

dj42: Table salt is bitter because it is iodized. Kosher salt also has a larger grain size, which makes its application more consistent when done by hand. Kosher salt crystals also have a varied shape and size, which cause them to melt at different rates, which is generally favorable.

Alton Brown on Salt (2 minute video) (new window)


Um, I know. I was the one saying to use kosher salt. :)

The guy who asked why also had the "bacon fat" part of my post bolded, so it appears he thought I was advocating the use of kosher salt for its kosher property. Little does he know I eat pigs every chance I get.
 
2010-04-04 11:41:35 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: The picture of that abomination in the article literally gave me the heebie-jeebies.


What exactly are these heebie-jeebies of which you speak and how may I go about acquiring my own from this article?
 
2010-04-04 11:56:07 PM  

Begoggle: If you think this looks good, then why not go to the farkING GROCERY STORE, buy a couple of pieces of (quality) chicken, fry 'em up, and put some (quality) bacon and cheese between them, and chow down?
I guarantee it will taste 1000 times better than any garbage KFC can make, and it will be healthier for you too.


That requires a lot more time and effort than just running through the drive-through.
 
2010-04-05 01:18:57 AM  

Plinky: I would like a fried chicken breast, covered in cheese and honey mustard, with cooled Pancakes as the bun. Add bacon, tiny chopped up green olives, and a small amount of stripped pork. Voila. Die happy.

/why even put veggies and mayo on it? I have not yet found a Slawburger I liked
//MORE MEAT AND CHEESE FOR THE MEAT AND CHEESE EATING PEOPLE
///more ramps as we increasingly lose the ability to walk under our own power


You're pretty much describing mu shoo chicken, with slight variations. Why not get an order from your favorite Chinese take-out, and doctor it up with the additional stuff - cheese and honey mustard on the chicken, and sprinkle some sliced olives on it.

And even if you want to make it from scratch, it's not that hard, really. Look to McGriddles for inspiration. You can also use crepes for the pancake part - thinner, but larger discs. You'd spread filling down one side, then roll them up. I'd bet you can get frozen crepes in a gourmet store, if you don't want to bother making them yourself (they're not hard to make, BTW).
 
2010-04-05 01:29:33 AM  

uttertosh: ChadM89: ChadM89's chicken sandwich:

1. Pound out a boneless, skinless chicken breast to a thickness of roughly 1/4 inch.

2. In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook two rashers of thick-cut bacon. Remove bacon and set aside.

3. Season chicken breast with kosher salt and fresh-ground black pepper, cook in bacon fat. Remove chicken and set aside.

4. Pour out excess fat from pan, but do not wipe out, leaving a thin layer. Put back over heat.

5. Place two slices of rye bread (what type is your choice, I use russian rye) in the pan. On one slice of bread, apply swiss cheese. On the other, liberally apply thousand island. When the bread is properly browned and crispy, remove from pan.

6. Layer on chicken and bacon, then add sauerkraut. Close sandwich.

7. Thank me later. And try not to eat one for every meal. It's not horrible for you, but you probably shouldn't eat it for every single meal, as you will want to.

why kosher salt?


LOL! "Kosher" salt is kosher, by coincidence, but when it's referred to in cooking, it's because kosher salt is coarsely ground as opposed to regular table salt which is finely ground.

Not too many people know why it's called "kosher" salt, but from hereon you will be part of that select group :).

One of the rules of preparing kosher meat is that the blood must be drawn out of the meat before it is cooked. The steps for preparing kosher meat are ritual slaughtering, which has a very complex and arcane set of laws that regular people don't know. It is taught through a long training process and I presume a long apprenticeship as well. Most men (no women do this, I don't this it's legally forbidden, it's just not women's work in Judaism) who do this are also certified rabbis.

The next step is "salting" the meat, for the purpose of drawing out the blood. And here's where the kosher salt is used. The coarse crystals work better to bring the blood to the surface, and once that happens, the meat is thoroughly rinsed off and can be cooked.

I grew up in a kosher home, and we never added salt when cooking meat or poultry. The salt that soaked in during the salting stage was usually enough for the cooking as well. When I became non-observant and started buying regular meat at the supermarket, it was very, very, very strange to me to realize I had to start adding salt when cooking meat, or else it would distinctly lack salt.

So that's where the concept of "kosher" salt comes from, because it's original use was in the salting stage when "koshering" meat and poultry. Chefs and cooks use it probably for the same reasons that it's used in the koshering process, it brings up the flavor in foods quickly. If you salt a steak on the grill, it will draw the blood to the surface. You actually don't want to do that too soon, because you don't want the steak to get too dry. That's why most grill recipes suggest waiting till the end to add salt and pepper.
 
2010-04-05 01:56:43 AM  
meh, it needs a fried egg in there too
 
2010-04-05 02:22:50 AM  

SpeelChuck: Not too many people know why it's called "kosher" salt, but from hereon you will be part of that select group :).


Some of the calcium phosphate used to reduce clumping and make some table salt white is from calcined animal bone, which would make it treyf. Not all salt has that, though.
 
2010-04-05 02:27:57 AM  

lt thrace: meh, it needs a fried egg in there too


You've watched Spanglish too many times. :)

A do often fry up an egg and throw it on random foods, but not that sandwich. It's perfect just as it is. Perfect.
 
2010-04-05 03:03:38 AM  

Circus Midget: Toronto farkers may be familiar with this burger:

The Coronary Burger Special
2 8oz Patties, 4 Slices of Bacon, 2 Slices of Cheddar and a Fried Egg on top. Served w/ Fries and Gravy, Can of Pop and Mayo as a garnish for sure!
Only $ 14.95

Link (new window)


I see your Coronary Burger and raise you a Thurminator.
 
2010-04-05 04:03:51 AM  

erewhon: SpeelChuck: Not too many people know why it's called "kosher" salt, but from hereon you will be part of that select group :).

Some of the calcium phosphate used to reduce clumping and make some table salt white is from calcined animal bone, which would make it treyf. Not all salt has that, though.


I lurv me some kosher salt. Sprinkles on great, tastes awesome, and if I ever convert to Judaism, I'm ready.

/always wanted to make one of those salt-packed roasts...
 
2010-04-05 07:02:53 AM  

uttertosh: ChadM89: ChadM89's chicken sandwich:

1. Pound out a boneless, skinless chicken breast to a thickness of roughly 1/4 inch.

2. In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook two rashers of thick-cut bacon. Remove bacon and set aside.

3. Season chicken breast with kosher salt and fresh-ground black pepper, cook in bacon fat. Remove chicken and set aside.

4. Pour out excess fat from pan, but do not wipe out, leaving a thin layer. Put back over heat.

5. Place two slices of rye bread (what type is your choice, I use russian rye) in the pan. On one slice of bread, apply swiss cheese. On the other, liberally apply thousand island. When the bread is properly browned and crispy, remove from pan.

6. Layer on chicken and bacon, then add sauerkraut. Close sandwich.

7. Thank me later. And try not to eat one for every meal. It's not horrible for you, but you probably shouldn't eat it for every single meal, as you will want to.

why kosher salt?


Kosher salt is so called because it's used to drain the blood from slaughtered meat in accordance with Jewish dietary laws.
 
2010-04-05 10:04:42 AM  
i have not eaten fast food for at least five years and i want one of these so badly.

/one? hell, how about four or five.
 
2010-04-05 11:45:16 AM  
I love some Original Recipe.

I'll have to at least TRY one of these once just to say I did.
 
2010-04-05 12:34:08 PM  
Blackthorn:

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2010-04-05 10:03:44 PM  
KFC tortures their chickens. So boo KFC.
 
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