Fake Kentucky Fried Chicken
salad dressing mix, italian
club soda or beer
Begin with about 3 lbs fryer parts.
Cut the breast pieces in half.
Fries much quicker when pieces are small.
Combine Seasoning Paste ingredients (dressing mix, flour, salt, lemon or vinegar, and margarine or oil) .
Spread this paste evenly over chicken pieces.
Stack in a bowl; cover and refrigerate at least two hours or better yet, overnight.
About 1 hour before serving, heat about 1½ pints cooking oil in a heavy saucepan ( 9 inches in diameter, with the depth of oil of about 3 inches) to a temperature of 425 degrees F.
Using an electric deep fryer I would have the temperature at about 400℉ (200℃).
Put about 2 cups milk or club soda or beer in a deep, narrow bowl and dip each piece chicken in the liquid, letter the excess drip off.
Dust lightly but evenly in pancake mix.
DO NOT OVERCOAT!!!
Dry pieces a few minutes without letting them touch each other.
Fry a few pieces at a time.
Place on a cookie sheet without letting them touch each other and bake at 350℉ (180℃) F uncovered for 30 minutes.