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Kosher Fried Chicken Recipe, please help!

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spacesasha Mar 12, 2009 02:00 AM

I need to make southern fried chicken on Dutch television next week. The recipe needs to be kosher. If you have a great recipe please post it otherwise I will be using my schnitzel recipe and adapting it to who chicken pieces. Thanks, Sasha.

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    cappucino Mar 12, 2009 03:37 PM

    I find adding cornmeal to the crumbs gives it added texture and helps get the right consistency on the coating.

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      embee Mar 12, 2009 01:48 PM

      - Marinate the chicken in seasoned coconut milk for a few hours. If you include some lemon juice, you'll get some of the (otherwise) missing buttermilk tang.
      - Pat dry and dredge thoroughly in well seasoned (lots of pepper) flour.

      If you really want "southern" fried chicken, that's it.

      More generically, dredge the marinated chicken in instant blending flour or cornstarch, dip in beaten egg, coat with panko, repeat egg, repeat panko, and chill.

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        sherry f Mar 12, 2009 01:10 PM

        i second the use of soy milk (although I have never tried it). There is some great panko coating mix (parve) that I bought at Whole Foods which could make a nice coating. When using the panko. make sure to season it well.

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          Kosher Critic Mar 12, 2009 08:54 AM

          There was piece in the news this week about KFC approving a soy milk batter. You might want to experiment w/ using soy milk in place of the buttermilk usually used to make fried chicken.

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            queenscook Mar 15, 2009 11:06 AM

            Adding a little vinegar to soymilk produces a thickened soymilk that is a very good buttermilk substitute. If a recipe calls for a cup of buttermilk, for ex., just pour on about an ounce of vinegar to the measuring cup, then fill the rest of the cup with the soymilk. It will curdle almost immediately, which is the consistency you want.

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              berel Mar 22, 2009 05:08 AM

              are you talking about soymilk or soymlik powder?

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                GilaB Mar 22, 2009 07:39 AM

                I am not queenscook, but I've made similar fake buttermilk in the past. You are using ordinary liquid soymilk, nothing complicated, and the acid of your choice. Queenscook uses vinegar; I've generally done this with lemon juice.

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                  berel Mar 22, 2009 09:35 AM

                  well it didn't work with the ordinary soymilk when I tried it

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                    queenscook Mar 22, 2009 09:53 AM

                    Maybe it's the brand of soymilk you are using? I generally use Soy Essentials or Trader Joe's brand. Both begin pretty thick to begin with, and the vinegar just thickens it further.

                    BTW, I use vinegar because I always have it around and just need to pour it; as GilaB said, lemon juice will work just fine; I just don't like to have to go through the trouble and mess of squeezing the lemon & straining the pits, when the vinegar will do the same thing. Now, of course, when fresh lemon juice is called for in a recipe, I do that; I don't used bottled lemon juice just because THAT is easier.

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            knowitall2 Mar 12, 2009 04:37 AM

            paula deen makes one that doesnt use any dairy! Check it iut on foodnetwork.com. I can't seem 2 find it in my recipe file right now, but i know she is the only one who has got one w/o buttermilk.

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              toveggiegirl Mar 16, 2009 10:30 AM

              Here it is:
              http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/pa...

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