There was a great upheaval when KFC pulled out their fried potato wedges for the Secret Recipe Fries. Everyone wanted their wedges instead of the new KFC fries menu that KFC is now offering. Even we were disheartened when we saw that the popular restaurant discontinued the tasteful snack as it was one of the most beloved side dishes next to the mac and cheese. But don’t fret! We’re here to help you ease your cravings! We have recreated these fried potato wedges with our own fried wedges recipe! Learn KFC’s secret in making these scrumptious wedges by following the easy steps below.
Tips in Making KFC’s Potato Wedges
We all miss having KFC wedges as a side whenever we order KFC’s fried chicken. Not only does it make a perfect side for their chicken, but it’s also utterly delicious on its own. Here are tips on how to get your homemade potato wedges to taste just like KFC’s:
- Soak the potato wedges in water to remove extra starch. This will keep them fresh and perfect for frying later.
- Deep frying is the only way to go. Make sure that the potato wedges are entirely covered in hot oil so they won’t get soggy. Deep frying also ensures that the wedges are crispy and cooked evenly. Remove the extra grease later using paper towels.
- Double fry the wedges by par-frying them. Fries and wedges come frozen and partially cooked when they arrive in restaurants. As we’re making this at home, we have to partially fry and freeze the wedges, then fry them again to achieve golden perfection. Double frying is the reason why KFC has perfectly fried potato wedges.
If you’re making these deep fried potato wedges, you can use the extra oil to make copycat KFC’s original chicken or onion rings, so it won’t go to waste.
We know everyone loved these skin-on fried wedges, so we’ll show you how to make them at home for everyone to enjoy.
How To Make KFC Potato Wedges (Copycat)
These KFC-inspired potato wedges are double-fried for a crispy outside and a soft inside. They are perfectly seasoned, evident from the tasty flavors of garlic, paprika, and more. Bring home the flavors of KFC’s Secret Recipe Fries by remaking these potato wedges at home.
In a large pot, preheat 3 inches of shortening to 375 degrees F.
Cut the potatoes into 16 to 18 pieces of ½ to ¼ inch thick wedges.
In a big bowl, mix the egg and milk until well blended.
In another large bowl, mix the salt, pepper, MSG powder, paprika, and garlic powder.
Dip the wedges into the egg mixture, then coat them with the flour mixture.
Fry in hot shortening for 3 minutes then remove.
Allow the wedges to sit for 1 minute.
Cook the wedges for another 5 minutes, or until fully cooked.
Drain and serve these double-fried potatoes with your favorite brown gravy for a delightful side. Enjoy!
Ingredients You Need
Commonly Asked Questions
What kind of potato should I use?
Yukon Gold or Russet potatoes are ideal for frying because of their high starch content, which means they only contain a small amount of water. This will give you a crispier fried texture. Although, when using starch-rich potatoes, you should soak them in water first to remove the unnecessary starch. White potatoes like Kennebec are also ideal for frying.
How to cut potatoes into wedges?
Lay a potato on its side, then cut lengthwise. Place potato pieces flat side down on the board. Cut them in lengthwise again. Flip the potato with the skin side down, then cut through the center to create wedges. Repeat for each potato.
If you’re missing KFC’s potato wedges since its removal, then this recipe will satiate your mourning appetite! This take on the favorite KFC side tastes like how the restaurant makes them. You can try serving this with brown gravy to get an all-out KFC experience at home. For sure, not only you will love these finger-lickin’ good wedges, but the kids will, too.
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