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anybody remember the kfc canadian burger?

  • howlin Feb 28, 2010 01:43 PM
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this was my favorite way back when but they no longer make this.i know it had ham on it but the rest of the stuff on it is hazy.hope someone can give me tips or a website with the copycat recipe.thanks

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  1. I remember KFC selling regular char-broiled type burgers in northern California (San Jose) in about 1965, when I was a child. I remember they were served on a regular bun with lettuce and thousand island dressing (dressing contained sweet relish and diced onions). They stopped offering them shortly after that.

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    1. re: Antilope

      i guess its the evolution of it all,we (in canada)didnt get the burgers till later (typical)but i worked at ours in the 80s and the one i remember had ham on it and a white sauce (maybe mayo?)they even called it the canadian.

    2. Kentucky Fried Chicken KFC Hamburger from the 1960's

      In the mid to late 1960's The Colonel sold hamburgers.
      I remember buying them at KFC's in northern and southern California.
      It was a single patty burger between griddle toasted hamburger buns.
      Condiments included slices of fresh tomato, white onions sliced into thin rings,
      a leaf of iceberg lettuce and Thousand Island dressing. You could order french
      fries on the side.

      Ingredients:
      1 pound lean ground beef
      salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
      6 plain hamburger buns - toasted on the griddle
      1/3 to 1/2 cup of Thousand Island Dressing (recipe below)
      2 medium tomatoes, sliced
      6 leaves of iceberg lettuce, large pieces torn to fit bun (not chopped)
      1 medium white onion, sliced into thin separated rings

      Directions:

      Preheat a frying pan over medium heat on stove top.

      Divide the 1 pound of ground beef into six even portions. Form into patties the size of the bun.
      Lightly salt and pepper each patty and cook for 2 or 3 minutes on the first side.

      Flip the patties over and cook for an additional 2 or 3 minutes until a meat
      thermometer reads 165 degrees F in the center of each hamburger patty.

      After cooking the hamburgers, remove excess fat from pan and lightly toast the top and bottom
      buns on the skillet.

      Here's how to assemble a KFC Burger:

      Spread a tablespoon or two of Thousand Island dressing on bottom toasted bun.
      Place a tomato slice or two on bottom bun.
      Add iceberg lettuce leaves on top of tomato slices.
      Place cooked hamburger patty on lettuce leaves.
      Top with a couple of rings of sliced white onions.
      Cover with toasted top bun.
      Repeat 5 more times.

      Makes 6 KFC Hamburgers.

      -----

      Thousand Island Dressing

      1/4 cup mayonnaise
      1 Tbsp ketchup
      1 1/2 tsp distilled white vinegar
      2 tsp Confectioners' sugar
      1 tsp Sweet Pickle Relish
      1 tsp finely minced white onion
      dash of salt and black pepper to taste

      Stir all ingrediants together. Mix well.

      Makes about 1/3 cup of Thousand Island Dressing.