Waiting for KFC

We have been waiting for the local KFC to open in our city in Sweden, where we live. This was supposed to happen in March, but due to Coronavirus it’s still in the waiting. Meanwhile, I have been following the YouTube channel Glen & Friends for a while now, and they have a series of programs dedicated on cloning the original KFC recipe. My version of this recipe is loosly based on Earls version presented in episode 9 of the series. One of the ingredients of my version is probably only to be found in Sweden (MSG substitute) and I also used a French spice mix I already had at home instead of rosemary, thyme and summer savory. To this day KFC has not opened its doors in our town. But I did make a scrumptious meal of fried chicken that A said wasn’t far off from the KFC she has had in USA. Oh, and an impulse purchase of a fryer went a long way for this adventure!

Ingredients

  • 9g White pepper
  • 9g Black pepper
  • 1.5g Coriander Seeds
  • 1.5g Ginger
  • 0.75g Clove
  • 0.75g Allspice
  • 1g Red Kashmiri chilli powder
  • 5g French herb mix
  • 10g Aromat (exchange for MSG and some garlic salt)
  • 55g Salt
  • 200g Cake flour
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Cup of milk
  • 2-3 lb Chicken legs

Method

Grind all the whole spices and mix everything and add salt. Mix 37g of the spice mix with the flour in a big bowl and set aside.

Whisk the egg and milk together in a big bowl and dip the chicken legs. Here’s a trick to avoid getting both hands sticky in this process— With one hand (the wet one) dip one chicken leg at the time into the flour and spice mix and then with the other (the dry one) cover the chicken leg with the flour mix and shake of the excess and put aside. Fry the legs in hot oil 330F for about 13-15 min. Make sure they are not burnt; it’s done when the chicken turns a beautiful golden brown color.

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