KFC Original Fried Chicken
2−3 pounds cut−up chicken pieces
1 Quart Water
3 tablespoons Salt (for soaking)
1 cup milk
1 egg, beaten
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon Accent (MSG)
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
Soybean Oil (no substitutions) for frying
Allow chicken to soak in salted water for a half hour.
Mix egg and milk in a bowl. Mix flour, Accent, salt, and pepper in another bowl.
Preheat deep fryer to 350F, or place 3/4 inch oil in a skillet set on medium.
Dry chicken with paper towels.
Dredge in flour mixture, place in milk/eggs, and then back to flour mixture.
Do this one piece at a time making sure that there is total coverage over entire surface of chicken in each step.
KFC uses pressure cookers to fry chicken, which is risky to do at home.
If you are using a deep fryer, fry a few pieces at a time for about 20 minutes, covered, turning occasionally.
Likewise, if pan frying, cook, covered, turning occasionally for about 30 minutes.
As always with chicken, check the middle of a large piece to check for doneness.
Allow to drain on paper towels when cooking is completed.