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Oct 25, 2013 09:49 AM

Broasted chicken in Austin?

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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    1. 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. 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.
        The method essentially combines pressure cooking with deep frying chicken that has been marinated and breaded."


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        1. re: Rice Checks

          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.

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

          1. re: rudeboy

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

          2. 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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            1. re: dconnor

              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)


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