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lexusalhambra Oct 25, 2013 09:49 AM

Anyone know of a good place for broasted chicken? I can't seem to find any restaurants serving this type of chicken in Austin. I have been to the usual fried chicken places in Austin...Lucy's and fast food fried chicken...but no luck finding any broasted chicken.

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    tmayer Dec 18, 2013 12:32 PM

    according to this definition of broasting (fried under pressure), I believe KFC serves broasted chicken.

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      rudeboy Dec 18, 2013 02:25 PM

      So, can I broast in my pressure cooker? Maybe with a 1/4 inch of oil and shake it all around under pressure? I wouldn't put too much oil in a pressure cooker. I guess they hold on to the process pretty tight, and sell the marinade and spices already made up.

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        rudeboy Dec 18, 2013 02:31 PM

        Let's do this:

        http://for-sale.yowcow.com/listing/52...

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          meerastvargo Dec 18, 2013 02:32 PM

          It isn't safe to use a home pressure cooker for pressure frying. They are actually using different machines in commercial kitchens for this - like the one you posted the listing for.

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            rudeboy Dec 18, 2013 04:58 PM

            Well, I just loaded mine up with a 1/4 inch of oil and spiced and breaded up some pork loin. Left it in on Hi for about 10 min. Pork loin was perfectly cooked, but all the breading fell off and congealed on the bottom. Then the whole thing exploded. Not really, there's is a relief valve setting. The pork was good and moist, but we're still trying to clean the bottom!

            I poked areound and found out that they do broasting in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. I'll try it in Dhaka.

            http://www.karachisnob.com/karachi-br...

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              rudeboy Feb 24, 2014 02:40 PM

              Reviving this thread. I did have broasted chicken in Dhaka Bangladesh and it was perfect. A second place that I went to there said that the chicken was broasted was really just fried. I guess that there's no broasted chicken in *Austin* that's worth having. FYI, I stayed with a family in Dhaka and had lots of awesome home-cooked meals. Also went to a BBQ restaurant a couple of times, but everything was just grilled. Very spicy dish of lamb entrails. Also ate at another family's house - I had just mentioned that I like duck, so they procured one and the wife made it. Spicy as hell and great. Funny that a couple of the Bangladeshis that came with me were sniffling because it was so spicy. Also, the men all eat first and the women eat after the men (or in the kitchen).

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        chrisdds98 Oct 27, 2013 09:57 AM

        I believe chick fil a marinates and cooks via a pressure fryer...

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          dconnor Oct 26, 2013 12:26 PM

          According to the manufacturer of the broasted chicken machines, the only place in austin that makes it is the
          SHOP 24 convenience stor
          213 E 6TH ST
          AUSTIN TX 78701
          Phone: 512-478-7310

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            sqwertz Oct 27, 2013 10:03 PM

            Bland chicken there. But I did used to get their fried gizzards a lot. I believe they took out all the hot food offerings a couple years ago to make more room for more t-shirts and souvenirs (same thing they did at Scruffy's who used to serve good gyros)

            -sw

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            Rice Checks Oct 26, 2013 10:54 AM

            According to wikipedia: "Broasting is a method of cooking chicken and other foods using a pressure fryer and condiments. The technique was invented by L.A.M. Phelan in the early 1950s and is marketed by the Broaster Company of Beloit, Wisconsin, which Phelan founded.
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            The method essentially combines pressure cooking with deep frying chicken that has been marinated and breaded."

            Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broasting

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            1. re: Rice Checks
              rudeboy Oct 26, 2013 12:07 PM

              There used to be a cafe at Bee Cave Rd and 71 that did Broasted Chicken.

              Funny blast from the past here. Didn't realize that I've been posting for that long.

              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/91495

              Annie's may have it at 319 Congress, but I found that out from that "other" site.

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                tori_atx Oct 27, 2013 09:54 AM

                Barbara Ellen's used to have the best pot roast.

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                sqwertz Oct 27, 2013 09:59 PM

                IOW: KFC(tm)

                -sw

              3. slowcoooked Oct 26, 2013 06:24 AM

                In my elementary school days in Indiana "broasted" chicken was on the menu once every couple weeks and none of us knew what the hell that was. braised and roasted?

                1. sweet100s Oct 26, 2013 03:57 AM

                  What is that?

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