Remember last year when we lost KFC and our other favourite fast food restaurants for a while during the first Lockdown? Well, back then, we had to find ways to create our favourite takeaway treats at home to feel like we could keep calm and carry on eating.
During that time, this guy must have had a crystal ball or something, because he clearly saw a pandemic coming. He said he'd been working on getting a homemade KFC recipe spot on for 18 months. And then, he cracked it!
Took me 18 months but I replicated it. You have to have a deep fryer and you need the right mix of the herbs and spices. Oil needs to be 160-165C no more and no less. Chicken needs to be room temperature and you use egg white and milk as the wash (no yolk).made it about 30 times pic.twitter.com/EeGFJlwhls
— Dan Fell 💭🏏💻 (@TheKidLewis) March 28, 2020
And the angel that is Dan Fell has shared his findings, aka his recipe online, so we can all get stuck in.
Homemade KFC ingredients
600g plain flour
4 tbsp paprika
2 tbsp white pepper
2 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp ground ginger
1 tbsp mustard powder
1 tbsp celery
1 tbsp ground black pepper
½ tbsp of oregano
½ tbsp thyme
How to make homemade KFC
Preheat the oven to 80C.
Add the spices to the flour and mix well.
Make sure the chicken is at room temperature before seasoning it in the flour and spice mix.
After coating the chicken in seasoning, brush it with the egg white and milk wash before popping it back in the seasoning.
Fry the chicken for five to six minutes at 160C before putting it in the preheated oven to keep warm.
Fry again for 90 seconds before serving.
Dan’s recipe requires you to deep fry the chicken. So if you don’t have a deep fat fryer, or would rather be a touch healthier, why not try this slow cooker KFC recipe instead? It’s delicious - trust us, we’ve tried it.
And if you fancy trying to recreate some other fast foods at home, how about a slow cooker Nando’s peri-peri chicken made at home? Maybe McDonald’s is more your jam, in which case, here’s a recipe for making a Big Mac at home. Which means you can have it delivered from your kitchen straight to your sofa. And you’ll need something sweet for afters, so remember to add a McDonald’s-esque apple pie to your made-at-home-order.
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