PID Controlled Fried Chicken

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My standard for fried chicken is

1. tender and juicy inside

2. crunchy outside

There are two equipment engineered to do just that

1. Sous vide

2. Electric deep frier

I am using Fusion Chef Sous Vide and Waring frier. Both machines have one thing in common - a proportional–integral–derivative controller (PID controller) to keep temperature exactly where you want! Here is a wikipedia page for you to geek out on, after you hand the cooking over to those machines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PID_controller

You'd also need a vacuum sealing machine. I use VacMaster Chamber Machine.

Step 1: Put the Chicken in the Bag

Put the cut up parts in a vacuum bag, without overlaps.

Pack in a flavor you like. New York Times has a good list http://cooking.nytimes.com/guides/25-how-to-make-f...

Seal the bag.

Step 2: Put the Bag in the Machine

Choose how cooked you want the chicken to be, using this amazing chart from ChefSteps.

"Cooked at 149 °F / 65 °C for an hour, chicken breasts will emerge juicy and tender.

For tender, boneless chicken thighs, cook at 167 °F / 75 °C for 45 minutes."

https://www.chefsteps.com/activities/sous-vide-tim...

Preheat the machine. Throw the whole bag in and start the timer once the temperature is reached.

Hint: this is the time you read about lovely PID controller. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PID_controller

Step 3: Dip It!

Following the NYT recipe, mix the following in a big bowl:

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • optional: garlic, onion, chilli powder

Have a separate bowl of buttermilk.

One piece at a time, cover it in flour, dip it in buttermilk, then flour.

Step 4: Fry It!

Since the meat is cooked, this part is quick and simple. You can fry it whenever folks want some.

  1. Heat oil to 400 F
  2. Fry for 2min or till golden and crispy.

Step 5: Enjoy!

That was your stress-free bound-to-turn-out-fantastic tender and crunchy fried chicken recipe, guaranteed by PID controllers.

GO ENGINEERING!!!

Hungry? Get some train eating /reading on Braided Nutella Bread by my lovely Italian baking master https://www.instructables.com/id/Braided-Nutella-Br...

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    Jack OAT

    1 year ago

    I have got to try this.

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    makendo

    2 years ago

    can confirm exceptionally delicious