Popeye's chicken crust

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  1. lilygardener

    lilygardener

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    Does anyone know how Popeye's Fried Chicken gets their crust so crispy and cracked looking. I have read that it is a Cajun recipe they got from somewhere, but I do not know any Cajun's whose fried chicken looks like that.

    Lily
     
  2. phatch

    phatch Moderator Staff Member

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    Heavy batter, pressure fryer.
     
  3. chefedb

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    Phatch  is correct They cook birds in pressure fryers with a flour. corn-flour batter with seasonings and a touch of starch. The pressure fryers cook much faster and save on cost of oil quite a bit.
     
  4. lilygardener

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    I am assuming then that this technique cannot be done at home?

    Lily
     
  5. phatch

    phatch Moderator Staff Member

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    You can buy home pressure frying equipment, but it's not worth it imho. 
     
  6. lilygardener

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    phatch,

    Don't know what imho means.  I'm new to this site.

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  7. phatch

    phatch Moderator Staff Member

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    In My Humble Opinion.
     
  8. lilygardener

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    Googled imho and was amazed that the answer came right up. 

    Thanks for the information on the pressure fryers.

    Lily