Recreating fast food

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Re: Recreating fast food

Postby roband » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:30 am UTC

Personal preference. I'm just not the biggest fan of fried egg :)

And McDonalds will make you just a sausage and bacon one, if you ask, so I think it's valid

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Re: Recreating fast food

Postby roband » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:14 pm UTC

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Re: Recreating fast food

Postby Thesh » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:16 pm UTC

I could never get into KFC, but I do enjoy most fast food. There is something just so deliciously delicious about it.
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Re: Recreating fast food

Postby dubsola » Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:03 pm UTC

The concept is great - convenient comfort food. Don't tell me it isn't.

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Re: Recreating fast food

Postby CleverNamePending » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:19 pm UTC

There is a chain of fast food places called Bourbon Street Grill that has the most amazing bourbon chicken. Does anyone have any idea what I'm talking about, and if so, how to recreate it?

Also, for the KFC lovers out there, I haven't tried it yet, but it's on my list of things to cook: http://www.wonderhowto.com/wonderment/colonel-sanders-kfc-recipe-revealed-0118355/ Try it and let me know!

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Re: Recreating fast food

Postby mosc » Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:24 pm UTC

If you want to make KFC chicken, you need a pressure cooker. It's the only way to get that separation between the meat and the bone.
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Re: Recreating fast food

Postby roband » Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:45 pm UTC

Ok, I've made something based on that KFC link and it is AWESOME.
Pics and info to follow.

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Re: Recreating fast food

Postby roband » Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:06 pm UTC

Ok, as promised.
Spoilered because it's MASSIVE and I don't know how to make it not massive.
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We ate them with (oven cooked, to save time) onion rings and potato wedges, salad and pitta bread.
Recipe was the 'GFC' one from here but slightly edited, so I'll tell you exactly what I did, below:

1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp mustard powder crushed mustard seeds
1 tsp sage
1 tsp celery seeds left out as the closest thing we could find was celery salt, and I didn't know how different these were
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp dried onion flakes powder
2 tsp salt
1 2 tsp ground black pepper (because we had no white pepper)
1 tsp ground white pepper

I mixed that all together and added an amount of flour which seemed reasonable. Maybe about the same as the mixture of herbs and spices.

I then dipped the chicken (we used mini breast fillets) in an egg and milk mixture.
Covered it in the flour/spice mix.
Then back into the egg/milk.
Then back into the flour/spic mix.

Then we shallow fried them until the outsides were brown, and finished them off in the oven for around 15 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius (to ensure the insides were done).

Verdict: Tasty, very very tasty. But too much salt. I would reduce it to 1 tsp in future. Also, some of those who tried it said that there was an overpowering herbiness, but I didn't experience this.

WOULD RECOMMEND. Try it, you'll love it.

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Re: Recreating fast food

Postby _Axle_ » Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:04 am UTC

That looks good, I will have to make a note of this for later use.

Celery salt = Celery seed + salt, just as the name implies.
If it was too salty, you might want to just leave the salt out and add the 1 tsp of celery salt. So, you get the celery seeds and just a little salt.

You got plans for your next fast food meal?
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Re: Recreating fast food

Postby roband » Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:50 am UTC

Well I'll definitely be doing the KFC again (it's been dubbed RFC - for Rob's Fried Chicken - in our house already).

I'd like to try and make a McRib (there are a few recipes on the net), but that doesn't really count for me - as I've never had the original. They never did them in the UK (or at least not when I was old enough to eat anything other than a happy meal at McDonalds).

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Re: Recreating fast food

Postby Retne » Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:55 am UTC

One of these days I will attempt to make one of these for myself. Probably really easy. Just need some powdered potatoes, corn, and fry myself some chicken(although I would be more tempted to use Alton Brown's recipe).

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Re: Recreating fast food

Postby S.O'Mara » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:41 am UTC

I'm just going to leave this here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jfu-WkuCgD0

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Re: Recreating fast food

Postby roband » Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:02 am UTC

Ok, so I've neglected this thread a bit recently. Mainly due to eating bad "just stick it in the oven for 20 minutes" food.
And that's probably a knock-on from trying to save up more money, so having less to spend on decent ingredients.

HOWEVER. I will be trying something new, in the next couple of weeks.

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Re: Recreating fast food

Postby suffer-cait » Sat Jun 25, 2011 6:05 am UTC

something relavent that i make all the time is those KFC famous bowls. what i use depends on sales/whati already own but yeah.

popcorn chicken/chicken tenders/chicken nugets
instant mashed potatoes/freshly mashed potatoes
canned corn
instant gravey
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Re: Recreating fast food

Postby zombie_monkey » Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:08 am UTC

No Mexican fast food in the UK? Are you sure? I'll have to ask friends who go to Uni there who like to explore these things... But I find it hard to believe as there's some Mexican fast food even here in Bulgaria. And we've even had at least this one Tex-Mex&Cajun place that I know of, and non fast food Mexican places since forever.

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Re: Recreating fast food

Postby Sartorius » Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:51 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:
Thesh wrote:Semi-Seriously. They have competition for fast food Mexican, namely Del Taco, but it's not the same.
There's also Taco Johns, which is far superior to Taco Bell and comes to us from... Wyoming. Makes sense.

And Taco Bueno, which is also way the fuck better than Taco Bell. Had one in Louisville for.. maybe six months. Closed now, damnit. Apparently it's from Texas.


Oh gosh, Taco Bueno is sooooooooo much better than Taco Bell. There's a reason why Taco Bell is super cheap and has earned the nickname "Taco Hell".
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Re: Recreating fast food

Postby roband » Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:30 pm UTC

I'm back!

I turned this: http://i.imgur.com/Eh0NI.jpg
into this: http://i.imgur.com/jMgnh.jpg

Anyway, it's meant to look like this:
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The method was the same as the RobMuffin, but I used proper cheese instead of plasticy stuff :D

The hardest part of the method was not eating them, as I took the 'after' photo.

Thoughts?


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