FOOD

Our Crispy KFC Copycat Wedges Taste Even Better Than The Original

by Rebecca Endicott
Becca is a writer and aspirational dog owner living in NYC.

When we talk about “comfort food,” we’re usually using the convenient catchall term to describe food that evokes a particular emotion.

Usually, it’s something with simple, traditional flavors that brings us back to our childhoods, like these mac-and-cheese muffin bites.

Still, there are definitely differences in how we all perceive comfort food; one person’s favorite childhood meal might be another’s exotic cuisine.

But I would argue that there’s one universal ingredient that people across the world eat when they’re feeling down and need a bit of a pick-me-up: potatoes.

Dunked in coconut curry or fried into pierogi, potatoes are delicious no matter how you slice ’em.

Our favorite at the moment? An old-fashioned Southern classic, inspired by one of the most beloved menu items at KFC.

Print out the the scrumptious recipe below!

Cook: 5 min
Prep: 20 min
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 tsps. kosher salt
  • 12 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 34 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 2 tsps. onion powder
  • 3 large Russet potatoes, cut into wedges
  • 14 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 12 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 12 cups all-purpose flour
  • 12 cup cornstarch
Instructions
  • Combine salt, pepper, garlic powder, cayenne, oregano, and onion powder in a small bowl. Mix well.
  • Slice potatoes into wedges, drizzle with vegetable oil, and top with about 4 tsps. of the spice mixture.
  • Cover with microwave-safe plastic wrap, and microwave 7 to 9 minutes.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk baking soda into buttermilk.
  • In a second mixing bowl, combine flour and cornstarch. Mix well.
  • Dredge each potato wedge in flour mix, then dip into buttermilk mix.
  • Deep fry wedges in oil until golden-brown and crispy.
  • Sprinkle with remaining spice mixture.
  • Serve hot with ketchup to dip. Enjoy!
And if this looks like your new go-to side dish, check out the video below for more details, and don’t forget to SHARE with friends and family!
KFC Copycat Wedges 20 minutes 5 minutes 25 minutes Serves 4 //www.littlethings.com/app/uploads/2016/08/kfc-recipe-850x444.jpg 4 tsps. kosher salt 1/2 tsp. black pepper 1 tsp. garlic powder 3/4 tsp. cayenne pepper 1 tsp. dried oregano 2 tsps. onion powder 3 large Russet potatoes, cut into wedges 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 cup buttermilk 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup cornstarch Combine salt, pepper, garlic powder, cayenne, oregano, and onion powder in a small bowl. Mix well. Slice potatoes into wedges, drizzle with vegetable oil, and top with about 4 tsps. of the spice mixture. Cover with microwave-safe plastic wrap, and microwave 7 to 9 minutes. In a mixing bowl, whisk baking soda into buttermilk. In a second mixing bowl, combine flour and cornstarch. Mix well. Dredge each potato wedge in flour mix, then dip into buttermilk mix. Deep fry wedges in oil until golden-brown and crispy. Sprinkle with remaining spice mixture. Serve hot with ketchup to dip. Enjoy!

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