Saturday, October 2, 2010

My Yummy Sunday KFC Fried Chicken

KFC, he ordered 3 buckets. In his 3 weeks of stay in CDO he had visted KFC Lim Ket Kai and SM branch five times. The kids were delighted to eat "finger licking good" to their stomach content. It was a festivity with KFC.

That is why Tatay Tony e-mailed to us this KFC Copycat  fried Chicken recipe. He knows how his "apos" love it. A copycat if you want but better go to KFC outlet right away!

A copycat recipe of Kentucky Fried Chicken

6 pieces chicken-cleaned and trimmed of excess fat

Water to cover chicken
1 Tablespoon Salt
1 teaspoon MSG (optional)

1 1/2 cup self-raising flour (If you don't have self-raising flour just add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda to the flour)

Egg Wash
2 eggs-beaten
1/3 cup milk

Kentucky Fried Chicken Spice
1 tablespoon thyme
1 tablespoon oregano leaves
1 tablespoon powdered sage
1 teaspoon powdered ginger
1 teaspoon marjoram
1 teaspoon celery salt
1 teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoons pepper
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 tablespoon paprika
2 tablespoons garlic salt
2 tablespoons onion salt
1 teaspoon accent or msg (OPTIONAL)

Add 2-3 Tablespoons mix to every 1 1/2 cup of flour for coating chicken.

6-8 cups Crisco (this can be any solid shortening) shortening - This will depend on your deep fryer

Place all those 11 herbs and spices ingredients in a grinder or in a blender and pulse for 3-4 minutes to pulverize. Store in an airtight container. Once ground spices will lose their flavor faster than when they are whole. This makes about 3/4 cup. (If you don't have a blender or food processor then put the herbs and spices in a towel, roll it up, and beat it with a hammer.)

Add 2-3 tablespoons of the spice mixture to flour whisking well. Remove 1/2 cup flour/spice mixture and place in bowl or a plastic or paper sack for first coating of chicken. Add the remaining 1 cup flour/spice mixture in 2nd bowl or sack.

Egg Wash
Mix together in medium bowl for dipping chicken pieces.

Let's get started.
Chicken - Step 1
In a large bowl place cleaned chicken in salted (1 Tablespoon salt + 1 teaspoon MSG, still optional) water to cover chicken. Let soak at least 2 hours in refrigerator.
Step 2
Dry chicken with paper (doesn't have to be paper)( laugh! remember when I bought the paper towels last year? Everyone laughed becoz you use real towels not paper. It was funny!) towels. Dredge in 1/2 cup of the flour mixture, shaking off excess. Do all pieces of chicken, one at a time and set on rack until next step. If you have any remaining flour mixture from this 1/2 cup portion add to 2nd sack.
Step 3
Dip into egg/water mixture, allowing excess to drip off.
Step 4
Add any left over flour from the 1/2 cup used for the first coating step into bag with the 1 cup flour/seasoning mixture. Place chicken pieces one at a time, in bag with flour mixture and shake to coat well. Arrange chicken pieces on rack over large cookie sheet and let dry up to 30 minutes.

For extra crispy coating, repeat egg wash and flour mixture.

Add FRESH Crisco to the deep fryer (or pressure fryer). Heat oil 350 degrees, gently add chicken to oil, 1piece at a time. Do not add more than 3 pieces to each batch. Fry 12-15 minutes, until chicken is thoroughly cooked. Drain chicken and keep in warm oven while frying remaining chicken. Cooking time may vary especially if using a pressure fryer.


wenn said...

my kids love kfc

gengen said...

Hubby likes KFC but am not ehheheh. Happy Yummy Sunday.