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How to Make KFC Original Recipe Fried Chicken at Home

How to Make KFC Original Recipe Fried Chicken at Home
By Olivia McCarron

Everybody loves the Colonel. KFC is without a doubt one of the most popular fast food places in North America. And the story of how Colonel Sanders went around knocking on doors to try and sell his recipe is legendary.

Obviously, the recipe I'm referring to is the KFC Original Fried Chicken recipe. I imagine the real recipe is under lock and key somewhere very safe, but if you want to make the Colonel's fried chicken at home, here's a pretty good alternative:

This is what you'll need to get started:

6 cups of oil for frying (Crisco works best) 1 beaten egg 2 cups of all purpose flour 2 cups of milk 4 tbsp. salt 2 tsp. black pepper 1 teaspoon MSG (not good for you but important in the recipe) 2 chickens with skin (cut the into 8 pieces each)

Ideally, to make this chicken taste like the real KFC original recipe, you'll need to use a pressure cooker. If you can't get your hands on one, just a regular home kitchen deep fryer will do, although your temperature might have to be different.

So, pour the oil into the pressure cooker and heat it to around 400 degrees. While this is happening, combine the egg and milk in a bowl.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt, pepper, and MSG. Dip each piece of the chicken into the milk mixture until it is fully coated. Then roll each chicken piece in the flour mixture until that's coated. If you're using a pressure cooker, drop a few pieces in, shut the lid and wait for steam. Once steam is shooting out, set a timer for ten minutes and wait. When your time is up, remove the chicken to drain and start again.

Obviously, the deep fryer method won't give you exactly the same end result, but it should be close. And even if you're close to KFC's Original Fried Chicken, you can't be disappointed with that.

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