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(Fox News)   KFC mocks people in the UK and Ireland who attempt to make fried chicken. Meanwhile, every single grandmother in the south just sigh and say "bless their heart"   (foxnews.com) divider line
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2020-04-12 8:04:29 PM  
Welp, subby pretty much covered that.

Last one out get the lights.
 
2020-04-12 8:05:52 PM  
It's not something that we know how to do.

But in general we've stolen everyone else's cuisine, and dammit we'll take this as well if you give us some time.
 
2020-04-12 8:11:31 PM  
I bet their chicken is made in China and sent by slow boat.

We need comprehensive labeling laws on food here.
 
2020-04-12 8:12:30 PM  
KFC chicken used to be good, now it's just anorexic versions of what I can get else where and tastes better.

Hell, Royal Farms chicken is miles better than KFC...
 
2020-04-12 8:13:39 PM  
Is someone else cooking it?
Goodnugf
 
2020-04-12 8:28:45 PM  
It's going to be rather painful for KFC when they re-open and people start posting photos of their chicken.
 
2020-04-12 8:50:51 PM  

Gubbo: It's not something that we know how to do.

But in general we've stolen everyone else's cuisine, and dammit we'll take this as well if you give us some time.


What else is the point of conquering most of the world if you don't get some delicious eats out of it?
 
2020-04-12 9:02:54 PM  
11 Secret Spices

To really nail the traditional flavor of Kentucky Fried Chicken, it's all about their 11-spice seasoning blend. Combine KFC's secret recipe for its breading with two cups of flour to thoroughly coat your chicken pieces after dipping in an egg and milk wash.
2/3 tablespoon salt
3 tablespoons white pepper
1 tablespoon black pepper
1/2 tablespoon basil
1 tablespoon celery salt
1 tablespoon dried mustard
2 tablespoons garlic salt
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1/3 tablespoon oregano
4 tablespoons paprika
1/2 tablespoon thyme
Fry immediately
Some insist that you should let the coated chicken sit before frying. Not at KFC-their rule is "from flour to fryer." If the chicken is left to sit, the breading will soften for a less-than-crispy result and the skin will fall off the chicken too easily.
All about the fryer
KFC swears by high temperature, industrial-strength pressure fryers for their extra-crispy skin. While you won't be able at deep fry with your at home pressure cooker, you can still recreate the KFC crunch with a deep fryer, a Dutch oven or heavy-bottomed pot. Simply heat your oil to 350 or 360 degrees and leave each piece in for exactly 12 minutes.

The real secret ingredient
According to Ron Douglas, author of America's Most Wanted Recipes, the real key to the perfect crispy texture is one thing: Accent, which is monosodium glutamate (MSG) flavor enhancer. You can add this into your seasoning mix before breading or sprinkle it on the chicken after frying. Regardless, it's a must.
Take a rest
Biting into a piece of chicken right out of the fryer isn't the smartest idea. At Kentucky Fried Chicken, they "hold" the chicken in an oven set to 175 degrees for about 20 minutes according to a former employee. This allows the chicken to finish cooking while keeping it warm and the skin crunchy. Do the same by holding your fried chicken in a warm oven for a few minutes.
Even if you follow the above step by step, cracking the crispy skin code may be difficult to do at home. That's because the texture we all love and crave is largely due to their method of cooking-and if you don't have a restaurant-grade pressure fryer, it can be tough to recreate.



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2020-04-12 10:14:41 PM  
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Nope. That's pretty much what your sandwiches actually look like in real life. Not like the staged marketing photo.
 
2020-04-12 10:21:38 PM  
Deep fried chicken is an abomination. It has to be skillet fried in cast iron. Sides are optional as long as there are homemade buttermilk biscuits.
 
2020-04-12 10:21:41 PM  
Oh, aren't they so delightfully cheeky.
 
2020-04-12 10:29:51 PM  
 
2020-04-12 10:31:38 PM  
The Old Country Store in Lorman, MS. The greatest piece of fried chicken I've ever had on this Earth. And as a fat Southerner, you can take to the bank that I'm somewhat knowledgeable in this area.
 
2020-04-12 10:31:59 PM  
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2020-04-12 10:32:05 PM  
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2020-04-12 10:34:32 PM  

styckx: KFC chicken used to be good, now it's just anorexic versions of what I can get else where and tastes better.

Hell, Royal Farms chicken is miles better than KfarkFC was never good. Kentucky Fried Chicken used to be good, especially before Colonel Sanders sold it but even for awhile after since the initial buyer respected his recipe, but once it became a Yum brand and was turned into KFC, it became the pablum we know.

Millennials and younger have never tasted real Kentucky Fried Chicken. They have no idea what they've missed out on.
/Or real root beer, at least not if they live in the USA.

 
2020-04-12 10:36:27 PM  
Husband and I went to England last summer. Sat in a lunchtime place in London one day and the menu offered "Southern Style Fried Chicken" among other things. I will admit, I was curious to see what the hell an Englishman would consider "Southern Style Fried Chicken", but I was afraid that tasting it would cause my grandmother to spin in her grave.
 
2020-04-12 10:43:19 PM  

Arxane: Every southern grandma likely got their family recipe from a cookbook and just didn't tell anyone afterward.


Southern grandmas don't follow recipes. They learned their craft from their own mothers and grandmothers. A recipe is at best only a suggestion easily ignored if you know better.
 
2020-04-12 11:15:00 PM  
Kan't F*cking Cook
 
2020-04-12 11:28:02 PM  
 
2020-04-13 12:40:38 AM  

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Nope. That's pretty much what your sandwiches actually look like in real life. Not like the staged marketing photo.


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2020-04-13 1:21:41 AM  
Anybody mocking them back for grading fried chicken by how it looks?
 
2020-04-13 1:42:56 AM  

ski9600: It's going to be rather painful for KFC when they re-open and people start posting photos of their chicken.


KFC is quite operational...I had to go out last week, and there were a few cars in the drive through at
my local KFC..

Now, they need to bring back the damn dinner rolls!!!
 
2020-04-13 2:13:27 AM  
2 best chikin dinners stand out in my mind. First is knott's berry farm. Enjoy the park for the day then stick around for dinner, its worth the wait. Its been three decades so i dont know if its still as good as it was...
Second is lucas lodge in agness, oregon. Easiest gotten to by tour boat, the drive is long and tricky. First time was with my folks on the jet boat, great tour, overwhelming fried chicken lunch, great ride back downriver. Second time was in my own tin boat, id broken both a driveshaft and an oar and lucas was the last outpost before twenty miles of wilderness river to get home. Mr.lucas kindly let me beach my boat, i caught the last jet boat downriver and made it home in a coupla hours, returned the next day to fetch the boat and partook of another overwhelming chicken lunch...
 
2020-04-13 2:22:47 AM  
Chicken and a cookie?  Eww.
 
2020-04-13 3:01:31 AM  

kdawg7736: [i.kym-cdn.com image 657x960]


Yes, it is a joint KFC and taco Bell.

And sometimes that's exactly what one needs.
 
2020-04-13 6:47:51 AM  
How dare they put a food product as sadder than Fry's dog.
 
2020-04-13 7:06:57 AM  

Smackledorfer: kdawg7736: [i.kym-cdn.com image 657x960]

Yes, it is a joint KFC and taco Bell.

And sometimes that's exactly what one needs.


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Think about the OP's intent...
 
2020-04-13 9:37:00 AM  

Metaluna Mutant: [Fark user image 400x220]


Make that bacon grease and add a ton of black pepper.
 
2020-04-13 10:09:15 AM  

gopher321: KFC swears by high temperature, industrial-strength pressure fryers for their extra-crispy skin.


From personal experience trying to recreate the secret recipe, a pressure fryer is a hard requirement.
 
2020-04-13 11:12:28 AM  
It''s impossible if you don't have a pressure fryer and their proprietary oil.
 
2020-04-13 11:37:36 AM  
In my experience, more than any other fast food chain, KFC varies in quality by location.  Probably the 3rd best fried chicken I've had was at a small town KFC in the middle of nowhere Indiana roughly 15 years ago... it was fried to near perfection, and they had a buffet full of really good sides.

I haven't had KFC in years, the one near my work and the one near my home are both worse than the fried chicken I can get at my grocery store *which is actually fairly decent to their credit*.  The one near my work is literally worse than the chicken McNuggets from the McDonald's down the road.
 
2020-04-13 11:39:48 AM  

ZMugg: Smackledorfer: kdawg7736: [i.kym-cdn.com image 657x960]

Yes, it is a joint KFC and taco Bell.

And sometimes that's exactly what one needs.

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Think about the OP's intent...


It did take me a while to spot the quesadilla, now that I think about it.
 
2020-04-13 12:17:33 PM  

Smackledorfer: ZMugg: Smackledorfer: kdawg7736: [i.kym-cdn.com image 657x960]

Yes, it is a joint KFC and taco Bell.

And sometimes that's exactly what one needs.

[Fark user image image 350x197]
[i.pinimg.com image 640x990]
Think about the OP's intent...

It did take me a while to spot the quesadilla, now that I think about it.


Seems like the restaurant was a bit cold too
 
2020-04-13 12:24:51 PM  
Fried chicken over there isn't the worst. But beef in almost any variation and barbecue in every variation are the worst. Not to mention vegetables. Those poor bastards don't get enough  heat and sun to have tasty vegetables. It's my belief that if you want to drive an English person crazy, given them a good burger with a slice of Vidalia onion and a slice of a South Carolina beefsteak tomato on it. Or a good pulled pork sandwich with or without cole slaw on it. I imagine that first bite would be disbelieved and the 2nd would get them to reconsider everything they've ever held dear.
 
2020-04-13 1:23:57 PM  
There's no "secret" or real difficulty in frying chicken. Use a frying pan. Many people prefer cast iron. But I've eaten perfectly great fried chicken out of one of those cheap-ass electric skillets, like my mother used.

Buy good chicken. If the pieces are kinda scrawny, they're not gonna fry up to be any better. I mean, people will eat it because it's fried chicken, but ... apparently brining makes a difference, so maybe try that. Bread and fry. That's it.

I actually prefer pan frying to deep frying, because the chicken sits on the crust as it fries and makes it a little denser and crunchier. Delicious. But obviously, it takes twice as long because you have to cook both sides, not all at once like deep frying. Mind you, I'll eat chicken fried by whatever method, but pan fried is, IMHO, best.
 
2020-04-13 1:52:29 PM  
My mom used one of those electric skillets, and her fried chicken was utterly delicious. However, I've always been afraid of those contraptions because she warned me too well of the dangers of hot grease.
 
2020-04-13 2:20:51 PM  

Smackledorfer: ZMugg: Smackledorfer: kdawg7736: [i.kym-cdn.com image 657x960]

Yes, it is a joint KFC and taco Bell.

And sometimes that's exactly what one needs.

[Fark user image image 350x197]
[i.pinimg.com image 640x990]
Think about the OP's intent...

It did take me a while to spot the quesadilla, now that I think about it.


I was looking for her taco.
 
2020-04-13 2:23:17 PM  

mrmopar5287: gopher321: KFC swears by high temperature, industrial-strength pressure fryers for their extra-crispy skin.

From personal experience trying to recreate the secret recipe, a pressure fryer is a hard requirement.


drjekel_mrhyde: It''s impossible if you don't have a pressure fryer and their proprietary oil.


After using a normal frying technique (deep fryer or skillet) would putting it in an air fryer crisp it up more? Or, and this is probably a stupid question, could you use a pressure cooker?
 
2020-04-13 2:32:48 PM  
KFC has fried chicken?  Then why is it mushy and gross? Popeye's or home made or GTFO
 
2020-04-13 2:33:51 PM  

electricjebus: In my experience, more than any other fast food chain, KFC varies in quality by location.  Probably the 3rd best fried chicken I've had was at a small town KFC in the middle of nowhere Indiana roughly 15 years ago... it was fried to near perfection, and they had a buffet full of really good sides.

I haven't had KFC in years, the one near my work and the one near my home are both worse than the fried chicken I can get at my grocery store *which is actually fairly decent to their credit*.  The one near my work is literally worse than the chicken McNuggets from the McDonald's down the road.


Popeye's also. The one near walking distance from me suck ass, while the one 2 miles away glows. The good one has all types of managers specials while mine don't. Hell the good one even sells onion rings.

/Church's is the constant, that it's a hooker rest stop.
 
2020-04-13 2:39:25 PM  

Slypork: After using a normal frying technique (deep fryer or skillet) would putting it in an air fryer crisp it up more? Or, and this is probably a stupid question, could you use a pressure cooker?


A pressure cooker cannot be used for pressure frying. They are not designed to handle that.

A genuine pressure fryer can do it, and it works by keeping the chicken meat moist while making the skin crisp.

A restaurant I used to work at had a broaster for pressure frying chicken. A New Year Day they were closed a while back was when a friend of mine knew the manager through banking. We agreed to use the internet bootleg KFC recipe to try it out, and had fried chicken for lunch that day. It tasted very similar and that was with us putting some MSG into the recipe as claimed is necessary. I wouldn't call it exactly KFC because there probably is something we were missing, but it would be hard to tell it apart from the genuine thing.
 
2020-04-13 3:56:23 PM  
Publix has the best mass-market fried chicken, hands-down.

Arxane: Every southern grandma likely got their family recipe from a cookbook and just didn't tell anyone afterward.


A lot of the best recipes are taken from a cookbook and then changed a little or a lot based on the whim of the cook.  I've got ten or twelve recipes like this.
 
2020-04-13 4:09:33 PM  
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2020-04-13 4:25:17 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: electricjebus: In my experience, more than any other fast food chain, KFC varies in quality by location.  Probably the 3rd best fried chicken I've had was at a small town KFC in the middle of nowhere Indiana roughly 15 years ago... it was fried to near perfection, and they had a buffet full of really good sides.

I haven't had KFC in years, the one near my work and the one near my home are both worse than the fried chicken I can get at my grocery store *which is actually fairly decent to their credit*.  The one near my work is literally worse than the chicken McNuggets from the McDonald's down the road.

Popeye's also. The one near walking distance from me suck ass, while the one 2 miles away glows. The good one has all types of managers specials while mine don't. Hell the good one even sells onion rings.

/Church's is the constant, that it's a hooker rest stop.


Around here, the Popeye's w/ the bulletproof glass are better than the "safer" ones. I have no idea why. Maybe the people working there, a small subconscious piece of them thinks "this might be the last meal I cook in my life," so that tiny little spark manifests into better flavor and texture.
 
2020-04-13 5:14:14 PM  
back home in the hill country of texas, some of the best fast-food fried chicken i've ever had comes from chicken express.  and their sweet tea is amazing (basically just a little bit of tea with your sugar)!
 
2020-04-14 6:30:37 AM  
I'll stick with popeye's.
 
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