Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Home made KFC style chicken

Several years back, we lived in the lovely interesting town of Lismore. It's a uni town. That is, if not for the uni (Southern Cross), the town pretty much wouldn't exist. Like many uni towns, there were several fast food outlets. 4 Subways, a KFC, 2 Maccas, a Red Rooster...
Anyways, we lived across the road from KFC. And some nights, we'd feel like cooking just wasn't an option. So, we'd go across the road and grab KFC. Of course, we always felt sick after it, so we figured we'd play around with some seasoning, and here's what we came up with.

  • 1kg of chicken breast (diced, so its like popcorn chicken)
  • Flour
  • Masterfoods Season All
  • Paprika
  • Mustard powder
  • Egg wash
  • Hot oil (180C is good. Use the deep fryer you have. It's easiest) 

  1. Mix the flour with the season all - try 2 parts flour to one part season all. Add in a few tablespoons of paprika and mustard. Mix them thoroughly.
  2. Dip the chicken bits in the egg wash. 
  3. Dust liberally with the seasoned flour.
  4. Fry until golden. 
  5. Continue in batches.
  6. Re-fry the chicken until a dark golden colour.

Serve with fries, mustard (I suggest American, or honey mustard) and tomato sauce.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A thought...

My sister, Bast, lives in South East Queensland, in Logan. They're in a slab house, so if the rivers do break near them, they'll be swimming. My thoughts and prayers are with Bast, MrBast, the two baby girls (Bast' twins - aka Cut and Paste), BastJr, and the pets.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Uses for candy canes...

Inspired by this post on white hot chocolate with ginger, and with a rather large excess of candy canes hanging from the tree, I'm thinking of Ideas.
So far, I've used a small candy cane per mug of hot chocolate, I've been drinking peppermint mocha coffee each morning, and I'm eyeing off a bottle of vodka (peppermint vodka? Of course I want to try it).
Anyone else have any ideas?