Original Recipe Kentucky Fried Chicken

Original Recipe Kentucky Fried Chicken

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6 cups Crisco cooking oil
1 Egg
2 cups Milk
2 cups All-purpose flour
4 tablespoons Salt
2 teaspoons Black pepper
1 teaspoon MSG; (you can use Accent)
2 Frying chickens with skin

Original recipe makes 12 Pieces



"In 1983, in his book BIG SECRETS, author William Poundstone hired a laboratory to analyze a dry sampling of the spice mixture. The surprising discovery was that instead of identifying eleven herbs and spices, the analysis showed only four ingredients: flour, salt, pepper and monosodium glutamate, a flavor enhancer. The cooking procedure is believed to be the other half of the secret. Colonel Sanders became famous for using a pressure cooker shortly after its invention in 1939."

Pour the oil into a pressure cooker and heat over medium heat to about 400 degrees. In a small bowl, combine the egg and milk. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining four dry ingredients. Dip each piece of chicken into the milk until fully moistened. Roll the moistened chicken in the flour mixture until completely coated.

In groups of four or five, drop the covered chicken pieces into the oil and lock the lid in place. When steam begins shooting through the pressure release, set the timer for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, release the pressure and remove the chicken to paper towels or a metal rack to drain. Repeat with the remaining chicken.

Note: If you prefer not to use MSG, you may substitute an additional 1/2 Tbsp. of salt. Be aware, however, that using MSG produces the best clone of KFCs Fried Chicken.

Makes: 12 pieces

From: "Top Secret Recipes" Cookbook

Posted by: Debbie Carlson Posted to MM-Recipes Digest V3 #220 Date: Tue, 13 Aug 1996

From: pickell@cyberspc.mb.ca (S.Pickell)

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So tasty my child loves it
Teemah 1y ago

Use half the salt, perfect
Sandersmatt1976 2y ago

Good !:)
jamminbaby 3y ago

Top secret gave better ingredients sorry but stick to what I got from todd
mizzariel314 3y ago

jnabours 3y ago

What type of release do you use with your pressure cooker? Cold water release??
Dfgoddard 3y ago

Super loved it. Am bot a really big fan of fried chicken to greasy but OMG this blew my mind of so yummy I love this recipe so far this is the only fried chicken I eat & I put less salt, I didn't use MSG & used boneless chicken breast. I will totaly be making this & it made it to my recipe book
Ayebrit916 3y ago

Yes, it is better than KFC, our whole family loved it. Thanks a lot.
lesmat50 3y ago

This is a great recipe, my family loves it. Thanks!
KED33 4y ago

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