My KFC Recipe Is Bomb!

Day 229/365: It was a top-tier experience

Last night, I cooked.

I usually do curries, hamburgers, some fried tofu with noodles, a mushrooms cream soup or other cool stuff.

Last night, I cooked some KFC-style chicken. And it was bomb!

The Secret

What’s the secret behind the taste and crispiness of the KFC chicken? Does it have something to do with the brine, the seasoning or the flour? Is there cocaine in the chicken? Maybe, but that’s not the secret!

The secret of the KFC chicken is this:

This vegetable oil allows you to cook your chicken right, cooking the inside while the outside crust remains unburned. That’s impossible to do with normal frying oil, sunflower seed oil, olive oil and so on.

The Batter

The next secret is the batter. You’ll need three batter bowls, two dry and one wet bowl. First, you’ll take the chicken and put it through simple flour. Then, you’ll take it in bowl number 2 where you’ll have 3 beaten eggs, one cup of soda water and one cup of flour.

Shake the excess off and put the chicken in bowl number 3, where you have flour and a mix of ingredients you like. I went with pink salt, white pepper, paprika, chilli powder, turmeric and some Italian herbs. Do whatever you want.

The Frying

The frying part is crucial. First, preheat your oil on medium heat for 15 minutes. This is the minimum time you need to have the vegetable oil up to temperature. When you put the chicken in, set the timer for 16 to 18 minutes. Usually, regardless of the size of the piece of chicken, the insides will be perfectly cooked after 16 minutes.

The oil will still stay on medium heat, but if you see burnt pieces, you’ll take it down to medium-low. All of the time, use a chopstick to turn the pieces every 3 or 4 minutes.

The Serving

I served my copycat KFC with a simple coleslaw. Apple, cabbage and carrot. Simple yoghurt-based dressing with salt, pepper, balsamic vinegar and some Italian herbs.

After you pull the chicken out, let it rest for 10 minutes. You don’t want to bite into it and ruin not only your dinner but also your lips and the roof of your mouth.

Go for it and let me know how it turned out for you. It was delicious and extremely cheap for me to make it at home.

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