A dish easily associated with American fast food, fried chicken, however, does not come from the country of Uncle Sam, we are not talking about nuggets (most often industrial), but whole pieces of breaded and fried chicken. Long before the Americans, Africans cooked chicken this way. We owe the appearance of the recipe in the United States to the sad period of slavery.
Since the 18th century, black women have been selling these pieces of chicken in markets and at railroad stations (one could trace the northward migration of blacks by following chicken bones along the “chicken bone express” railroad lines). Whites have to cope with the paradox, on the one hand, this dish is associated with blacks and therefore is not approved, on the other hand, they like it … many people buy it and even go so far as to steal the recipe, because. The first mention of fried chicken in a cookbook appeared in 1824. housewife from virginiawritten by a white woman from a family of slaves.
She just stole the recipe. But the one who appropriated the recipe and made a fortune on it, he is still a white guy, a certain Harlan Sanders, he also founded the KFC chain. It all started with a gas station he opened in 1929 in Kentucky, where he cooked fried chicken. He modified the recipe by adding a skillful blend of spices of his composition.
Then he became so popular that the governor of the state awarded him the rank of colonel of Kentucky. He then opened a restaurant and his recipe was registered in 1940. It was after the war that he began operating a franchise called KFC. The first was opened in Salt Lake City in 1952 in Utah. He creates his character: a white suit, a goatee and becomes a brand image, which he resells to a large group a few years later.
Fried Chicken Recipe:
– a few pieces of chicken
– 4 tbsp flour or starch
– 2 eggs
– unsweetened corn flakes
– a mixture of spices (smoked paprika, coriander, chili, pepper, cumin…)
– Salt pepper
1. Marinate the chicken pieces in a little oil and spices for 12 hours.
2. Crush the corn flakes
3. Dredge chicken pieces in flour with a little salt, beaten eggs and corn flakes.
4. Fry in oil at 180°C.