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This is how KFC makes its fried chicken

By Aimee Shaw

What do you get when you mix a pressure cooker and a deep fryer? Fried chicken. Photo / Yum! Brands
What do you get when you mix a pressure cooker and a deep fryer? Fried chicken. Photo / Yum! Brands

In a rare glimpse into the world of fried chicken, KFC has shared the steps it takes to make its famous fast food.

After reportedly losing the trust of its customers, KFC has started a "Re-Colonelisation" programme for its employees, aimed at retaining the original taste of its fried chicken.

KFC's US president Jason Marker said he heard customer complaints that the company were not making the chicken the 'hard way' like they used to, but said today [at the event] marked the end of that.

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At KFC's press event, KFC head chef Bob Das and US comedian Rachel Dratch showcased a step-by-step look at how the company's fried chicken, originally patented by Colonel Sanders, is made.

Here are the eight steps (that are often carried out seven times) to make KFC's fried chicken:

1. Prepare the batter - flour, salt, milk, egg powder and the Colonel's secret seasoning.

2. Scout through chicken and inspect for damaged pieces/defects.

3. Dip the chicken in cold water for seven seconds to ensure that the breading mix will stick to the chicken. (Change water after every batch)

4. After dipping the uncooked chicken in water for seven seconds, let it drip dry for seven seconds.

5. Dip the chicken in to the breading batter and fold it in the seasoning seven times.

6. Scoop the chicken into a basket, shaking off excess breading batter.

7. Rack the chicken and arrange it on a tray. (Don't forget to fold the tips of the wings underneath the piece of chicken to prevent burnt ends!)

8. Stack battered chicken pieces on to KFC's racks and place in pressure fryer for 25 minutes.

VOILA!

Part of KFC's secret reciepe - a pressure fryer. Photo / Yum! Brands
Part of KFC's secret reciepe - a pressure fryer. Photo / Yum! Brands


KFC's chicken pieces are dosed in flour, salt, milk, egg powder and secret seasoning prior to being put in a pressure fryer. Photo / Yum! Brands
KFC's chicken pieces are dosed in flour, salt, milk, egg powder and secret seasoning prior to being put in a pressure fryer. Photo / Yum! Brands

- NZ Herald

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