Monday, September 22, 2008

Which came first - the chicken or the paper?

I make no guarantees that the recipe below will produce the desired result. For it seems that the Colonel's (Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame) Secret Recipe exists on paper. And only two KFC executives have access to the document. Earlier this month, the document was relocated to a temporary storage facility in a process that involved armed guards, briefcases chained to wrists, and a ride in an armored car under police escort. And you thought your archives security was tough! Here's the Buzz Feed page, which included the recipe below.

KFC Original Fried Chicken
  • 1 frying chicken, cut into frying pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 Pkt. (dry) Good Seasons Italian Dressing (THE 11 herbs and spices!)
  • 1 Envelope Lipton (or other brand) Tomato Cup of Soup
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • Vegetable oil to cover bottom of your skillet; about 1/2 inch deep.
  1. Combine eggs and milk. Set aside.
  2. Combine flour with the Italian dressing and soup mix.
  3. Dip chicken pieces in milk-egg mixture and roll them in the flour-seasoning mixture. Repeat procedure.
  4. Fry pieces over medium heat for 25 to 30 minutes, turning often.
  5. Remove from fire. Drain and serve.


Lana Gramlich said...

I used to think KFC was pretty good...until I moved down here & tasted the glory that is Popeye's chicken. Compared to that, all else is but gutter feed.
In short, I'm spoiled & addicted to horrendously unhealthy food. It's the Louisiana way. ;) *L*

stinkypaw said...

Interesting! Recently, a French Chef living in Montreal worked at a KFC and wrote in a local newspaper that their sauce's (which I enjoyed until then)base was in fact the left over bits and pieces left in the fryer from the day before...

Brave Astronaut said...

Lana - I am a "user" of Popeye's too. But Roy Rogers is still number one on my list - the fact that it's hard to come by, makes it all the more desirable.

Paw - but the crunchy stuff makes it better, doesn't it?