Shopping Around The World

Mom has obtained a secret document from a friend.  It was all hush, hush and on a need to know basis.  They met in the back lane at midnight….mom scurried home with her treasure before anyone could see her.                                                                                                        Except Cow Kitty, who was scooping out new territory for a  game of, “Gotcha, You Freak!”                                                             Mom came flying in the house and slammed the door.  Leaning against it mom told me I’d have to help her because Shoko has a big mouth and this info was top-secret.  I, of course, agreed….I was so nosy about this project.

Ta da…. It’s Shopping Around The World today with our host Piglove.                                                        This was a real coo on mom’s part.  She secured the recipe for Kentucky Fried Chicken coating.  Yes, those 11 herb and spices that have always been so elusive to discover.

 

I’m here to help mom.  Just call me Colonel Kali.                                                                      I know the glasses are not the colonels but his glasses are so tacky.  Dad used to have a pair like his….no pizazz.  

Colonel Sander’s nephew casually revealed to a reporter a recipe that had been passed down in a family scrapbook.

Could this be KFC’s closely guarded secret recipe of 11 herbs and spices?  The nephew Joe Ledington, said it is.  He claims his job as a kid was to mix this same recipe in large batches. 

INGREDIENTS YOU WILL NEED:

Chicken parts of your choice
flour
Celery Salt
Dried Mustard
White Pepper
Garlic Salt
Paprika
Ground Ginger
Basil
Salt
Thyme
Oregano
Black Pepper
1 egg
2 tbsp. milk
3/4 cup oil

INSTRUCTIONS:

Prepare oil in a cast iron pot to fry.  You will need your 3/4 cup of oil.  In a bowl, mix 2 cups of flour. 1/3 tbsp of salt, tbsp. of black pepper, 1/2 tbsp of thyme, 1/2 tbsp of basil, 1/3 tbsp of oregano., 1 tbsp of celery salt, 1 tbsp of dried mustard, 4 tbsp of paprika, 1 tbsp of garlic salt.1 tbsp of ground ginger and 1 tbsp of white pepper.

HANDY HINT: 3 teaspoons in a tablespoon

You will notice there are no prices for anything.  We are very sorry but mom re-packaged the chicken pieces when we got them like 2 months ago, so if she gave you a price…she’d be lying cause she has no idea what she paid. Most of the herbs and spices were kicking about in the cupboard and the flour has been living here for some time…no bugs though….mom checked.                                                     The ingredients for making up the coating.                                                                  We made up the coating and kept it in a sealed container.  If we feel like having homemade KFC one night, we don’t have to mix all the herbs and spices.

In a separate bowl, add 2 tbsp of milk and an egg and whisk.  Mix your chicken into the bowl and then coat the flour and spice mixture.  We used a bread bag and shook it.

Finally we fried the  chicken in the frying pan for 10 to 15 minutes.                                                                  Looks good mom…kinda dark though.  Can you lighten it up a bit?                                                             Much better, mom.  It looks tasty.

                                                                The finished chicken wings and breast.  It is a small batch because mom also baked the rest of the chicken.

Bake the chicken in a 350F oven for about 45 minutes.                                                                 Oh really mom!  What happened?  The chicken got stuck on the tin foil cause you didn’t use the sliding foil and the wings fell apart when you lifted them out?  They don’t look very appetizing.  Alright, we’ll throw some parsley on top of them. MOL

Which chicken do you think tastes the best?                                                    

 

 

 

 

 

26 thoughts on “Shopping Around The World

  1. easyweimaraner

    I love both… but to have them a little darker is always the best… my dad always picks the darkest pieces, because they are crispier than crispy… love the recipe and what a mighty fine idea to have the secret recipe of the colonel in a jar now, so you can make a kfc-pawty whenever you want.

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      I never thought of that but I guess the darker the crispier…..makes sense. The Colonel in a can is great for the times you only want a few chicken pieces instead of lotsa chicken.

      Kitty Kisses,

      Kali

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  2. onespoiledcat

    WOW! Top secret KFC recipe-fried-chicken! We just read Bacon’s Mom’s recipe for fried chicken and now yours so Mom is making fried chicken FOR SURE for dinner tonight! Can’t read about this yummy stuff without making it right? So we can call your version “Colonel Mom’s Canadian Fried Chicken” ???????

    Love, Teddy

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      MOL Colonel Mom’s Canadian Fried Chicken may be a tad long. How’s Private (only room for one colonel in this house) M’s Can of Fricky? mol, mol…I crack me up!

      Enjoy your chicken tonight.

      Kitty Kisses,

      Kali

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  3. Piglove

    Oh my gosh!! What are the odds that your mom and my mom do fried chicken this month?! So funny! And you know my mom is writing down the secret recipe. It will be put to the test this long holiday weekend ❤ XOXO – Bacon

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  4. nannanb69

    Mom loves the taste of KFC, but she does not cook. Dad likes a different kind of chicken so that is where the tale out comes from!

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      MOl…I get it, Why not alternate nights as the chicky doesn’t taste so bad no one can eat it. That’s what mom and dad do with various dinners. Just sayin’

      Kitty Kisses,

      Kali

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      Mom has fried fish but not with as much oil. She has never fried chicken though. If she can do it…you can MC. A splatter guard is a good idea though as the oil does tend to spit at you.

      Kitty Kisses,

      Kali

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  5. Amy

    Really? Really and truly KFC recipe? Wow. It doesn’t quite look like KFC when done, though. Hmm. I wonder what the difference is. I think the fried would be the tastiest. I used my friend’s(Piper’s Mom) iron skillet for a first time last weekend and now I want one too. I don’t know how I made it this long living in the South without owning an iron skillet!

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      The difference I believe is that the chicken we did was not deep fried like KFC but just fried. KFC’s coating sort of puffs up a bit. We don’t have a deep fryer but if you do…try it.

      After saying we didn’t have a cast iron frying pan cause I thought ours was given away….I found it! It was lurking about the basement with the other items I hardly ever use.

      Jean

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  6. 15andmeowing

    This looks good, I would have never guessed ginger was in it. I don’t like to fry in the house, but I would bake it.

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      I do believe mom and dad will be baking the chicky from now on as they believe in not using much fat to cook with. Dad is losing weight but mom is putting on what he loses so she doesn’t really need to put on extra pounds. Mom don’t like to walk into someone’s house and smell fried foods but we don’t fry anything usually so no worries there.

      Kitty Kisses,

      Kali

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