Among the hundreds & thousands of fast food chains, KFC has always been and will always be my No. 1 fast food restaurant. It’s really hard to explain the reason why, but I guess it’s more of the warm & fuzzy memories it brought me than it’s actual greasy & oily taste.
People complain about KFC’s annoy fake colonel commercials, dirty & unhygienic dining conditions, no taste but super oily deep fried chickens and it’s rocket high prices compare to other new upcoming fast food restaurants. It’s sad to know that my childhood family restaurant doesn’t exist anymore. I might have also lost my old time favourites: hot wings, mashed potato with gravy & Portuguese egg tarts (only in Asia).
Luckily the KFCs in Germany isn’t dying out, on the contrary, it’s expanding. Just this year, hundreds of new shops were opened in Badden-Wuttemberg area. One of them is actually about 300m away from our apartment. Even better, the hot wings are half price on every Tuesday. (Here is my little saving secret for you guys.)
Although we could now easily get some KFC fried chickens next door, it’s still super exciting, when I saw the KFC 11 herbs & spices recipe. I knew I had to give it a try.
All the ingredients are pretty basic. There is nothing extraordinary or mind blowing. 3 tsp of white pepper might be a bit odd for some people, but it’s actually quite common in Chinese cuisine. For me, the unusual ones are probably the celery salt, garlic salt & dried mustard, but I had no problem at all getting them from the supermarket here in Germany.
In my copycat KFC 11 herbs & spices fried chicken recipe, I used about 500g of buttermilk, a basic egg wash & all my chicken wings are double coated with the spices flour. So it’s a pretty basic method for all fried chickens. The result was amazing. At least I think it’s amazingly tasty. The crust is super crispy. The chicken wings are tender & juicy. The spices work really well as a whole.
Sometimes food isn’t a source of nutrients & energy, it’s a lot more! It brings me so much happiness. Let me know how you think of this copycat recipe. Please leave your comments below, on my Facebook page or on my YouTube channel.