Friday, February 19, 2021

KFC take 2

A few weeks ago, I made Kettle Fried Chicken (KFC) for the first time.

As I mentioned in that post, I like it, but I wanted to play around with KFC and see how to make improvements.

Sunday, I had chicken thighs ready to cook and decided to give KFC a second try.

This time, I simplified the recipe.

Rather than an egg / buttermilk wash, I used cooking oil to help bind the dry ingredients.

I only applied one layer of the dry ingredients.

As I mentioned in the "Brisket in the Cold", the outdoor temperatures were right around 0 degrees all weekend, so I used a lot of charcoal in my kettle.

I added Pecan wood for a little smoke flavor.

Honestly, I really like this simplified KFC recipe better. Dipping into the dry ingredients twice the first time (see Kettle Fried Chicken (KFC)) was somewhat of a mess and supplied too much of the crust in my opinion.

I think as a result, the crispiness was better this time too.

I had extra of the flour mix left over this time, which felt like a waste, but I can remember to cut back on the amount of flour next time to adjust.

But, overall, I was extremely happy with the results. I'll continue to play with KFC. 

Bookmark Sheppy's Blog: KFC to see how it turns out next time.

Take care everyone.

Go Blackhawks.

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