Is a pressure cooker necessary

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by kirralin23, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. kirralin23

    kirralin23

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    I recently acquired a recipe for chicken I want to try.  The recipe says to cook the chicken in shortening in a pressure cooker.  I do not own a pressure cooker.  Will the chicken come out the same or similar if I simply deep fry it?
     
  2. koukouvagia

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    I think a pressure cooker and a pressure fryer are 2 different things.  Pressure cookers have their uses but I don't use mine at all.  What is this recipe?
     
  3. kirralin23

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    I've done some additional research since I posted and you're correct, they are two different things.  If I followed the recipe (It's supposed to be KFC original recipe) and put that much shortening into a pressure cooker it would be very dangerous; it could explode.
     
  4. chefboyarg

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    I'm going to go with Koukouvagia on this. I know that they use pressure FRYERS at KFC so that is what the recipe probably means. There was this word of warning when I looked up the difference between the two:

    "And a final word of warning: a pressure cooker isn’t a pressure fryer!  Never put more then a quarter-inch of oil inside a pressure cooker.  You can’t safely duplicate Kentucky Fried Chicken at home, it takes specialized equipment for that."