Refry yesterdays fried chicken?

Post
Moocavo
Junior Burger
2012/06/28 11:38:36
Does anyone reuse their fried chicken in a restaurant by refrying yesterdays chicken and selling them?
Honest answers please
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:Refry yesterdays fried chicken? 2012/06/28 12:01:35
No way...........
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:Refry yesterdays fried chicken? 2012/06/28 13:22:04
I know of a popular Chinese restaurant that has some technique for frying Popeye's chicken nuggets.
wheregreggeats.com
Filet Mignon
Re:Refry yesterdays fried chicken? 2012/06/28 13:25:58
I suspect, cut up in a salad or something would be a much better approach.
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:Refry yesterdays fried chicken? 2012/06/28 13:29:22
Phildelmar
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Refry yesterdays fried chicken? 2012/06/28 14:25:59
Doesn't sound very appetizing, to put it mildly
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:Refry yesterdays fried chicken? 2012/06/28 15:09:58
Popeye's aside... a large portion of Chinese restaurant menu items sees the fryer more than once.
edwmax
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Refry yesterdays fried chicken? 2012/06/28 15:15:25
Re-frying fried chicken will dry it out.   What I have done at home is to make stewed chicken with fried chicken.  Very good over rice!  ... Either a cream of ?? over the chicken or a brown chicken gravy.   Your choice and recipe.    ... This was what my Grandmother did with leftover fried chicken when I was growing up.
 
The above post about the Popeye's chicken is about the same as I did.   I buy 1 or 2 boxes of fried chicken on 'chicken Tuesday' (12 ps per box for $3.99) at local grocery deli, then use the leftovers for 'stewed chicken'.   Now I'll check out a couple of Chinese recipes.
post edited by edwmax - 2012/06/28 15:17:16
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:Refry yesterdays fried chicken? 2012/06/28 16:20:06
Creamed chipped fried chicken on toast!
bwave
Cheeseburger
Re:Refry yesterdays fried chicken? 2012/06/28 19:36:37
Why not do what KFC does with their leftover fried chicken and make pot pies with it?
 
Or around here a gas station deli chain  (Royal Farms) pulls large chunks of chicken off and refrigerates and uses for chicken sub.

You (can't) refry chicken as it would soak up the grease and be very nasty and dried out.
 
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:Refry yesterdays fried chicken? 2012/06/28 21:33:44
Hold the peas and carrots in my pot pie please.

Fried chicken salad & French fry potato salad!
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:Refry yesterdays fried chicken? 2012/06/29 08:40:31
danimal15
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Refry yesterdays fried chicken? 2012/06/29 11:15:40
Great fried chicken is best if eaten cold the next day.
ScreamingChicken
Filet Mignon
Re:Refry yesterdays fried chicken? 2012/06/29 11:46:41
I like to reheat fried chicken in the oven to crisp up the skin.
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:Refry yesterdays fried chicken? 2012/06/29 22:00:15
I can't wait for the Chicken Holiday fried chicken of a few days after tomorrow to become Chicken Holiday fried chicken of yesterday. I will have to hide some.

Homemade fried pies and hmmm fried chicken.
post edited by CCinNJ - 2012/06/29 23:58:08
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:Refry yesterdays fried chicken? 2012/06/30 00:06:31
At home-sure. In a restaurant -never!!!!!!!
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:Refry yesterdays fried chicken? 2012/06/30 00:25:27
It's terrible in an under the lamp holding so cut the losses and hope tomorrow is a new day.

Twice-fried chicken is popular in areas where the main traffic comes from takeout or KFC (Korean Fried Chicken). As a means by design I think it happens. It happens at Mission Chinese...a restaurant that has very popular very highly regarded restaurants in San Francisco & NYC...by design.

It may be along the lines of ideas like deep-fried turkey and twice-fried French fries. Many people thought the turkey would be greasy madness. It can be dangerous madness....but not so crazy anymore.
post edited by CCinNJ - 2012/06/30 00:45:05
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:Refry yesterdays fried chicken? 2012/06/30 12:26:48
Where i work-we have a shelf life-when food has met that, its discarded. However, I do agree with using leftover chicken in other ways-but have never heard of re-frying........
 
easydoesit
Cheeseburger
Re:Refry yesterdays fried chicken? 2012/06/30 12:52:01
Some years ago, the Colonel Chicken used to use up leftover chicken by offering a sandwich on a bun -- chopped up chicken pieces in gravy, then plopped on the bun.
 
It was real good, and gave us the perfect solution for something quick to make out of the leftovers.  We just chop it into the size we want, add a jar of chicken gravy, and that's it.  Easy, simple, and good.
 
Except for my hard-headed wife, who is a fan of pulled pork and therefore wants to shred the chicken instead of chop into small pieces.  To me, that just turns it into a lump of glop instead of a comfort food sandwich witha nice bite and chew.
 
And so we do what we have often done in the past, accomodate both, and we each make our own sandwiches.
Twinwillow
Sirloin
Re:Refry yesterdays fried chicken? 2012/06/30 12:54:24
danimal15

Great fried chicken is best if eaten cold the next day.

 
It sure is! I like mine with sweet "bread & butter" pickles.
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:Refry yesterdays fried chicken? 2012/06/30 13:24:01
It should never even hit the shelf yesterday if it's pre-fried. Just a technique used in restaurants and a great experiment for home. There's not enough time to keep up with wings in busy places. They are often pre-steamed or pre-fried and frozen.

Since Kenji is an MIT grad in the culinary world I look forward to the post-holiday Chicken Holiday once bitten twice-fried experiment.

This area is not fried chicken country and I wouldn't eat a chicken wing if it was served with a bag of money. So this will be all the fun I can have...since my son really loves fried chicken and we will have a bucket of 50. When he tells me that I never make him fried chicken....there you go!
post edited by CCinNJ - 2012/06/30 13:43:39
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:Refry yesterdays fried chicken? 2012/07/04 07:49:22
Today is "yesterday" as far as the fried chicken!
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:Refry yesterdays fried chicken? 2012/07/04 18:15:06
Sorry-no way-maybe things are different on the east coast-I dont care what anyone one says.........no way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:Refry yesterdays fried chicken? 2012/07/04 19:32:42
I understand how you feel. I have no personal connections or memories of fried chicken. Never had it growing up at home. So...for me it's just a fun experiment. Nothing to lose. Certainly no offense meant....or expectation to change any minds that might have a connection to fried chicken.
edwmax
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Refry yesterdays fried chicken? 2012/07/05 07:30:08
CCinNJ

I understand how you feel. I have no personal connections or memories of fried chicken. Never had it growing up at home. So...for me it's just a fun experiment. Nothing to lose. Certainly no offense meant....or expectation to change any minds that might have a connection to fried chicken.

 
CC,
I am deeply sorry, you were so deprived of one of life's simplest eating pleasures of 'fried chicken' while growing up.   ... ...
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:Refry yesterdays fried chicken? 2012/07/05 08:25:43
Thank you Edwmax. I'll post it in the basement. If it does not work as I plan...it can go with the fried pie I made that was an angry little pie but a good learning lesson...to make a great fried pie.
post edited by CCinNJ - 2012/07/05 08:34:58
geez70
Junior Burger
Re:Refry yesterdays fried chicken? 2012/07/31 18:49:57
no, I take the skin off and use it either in a pot pie or a BBQ chicken sandwich
SeamusD
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Refry yesterdays fried chicken? 2012/08/29 10:27:17
My roommate 22 some odd years ago worked at KFC and would bring home large bags of chicken (and side dishes) almost every night. Being poor college students, it was a free feast. The extra crispy was good for chicken parm, and we'd also cut the meat into chunks and make chicken salad out of it (after eating the crispy skin!). I'd always add some of their cole slaw to the mix.
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:Refry yesterdays fried chicken? 2012/08/29 13:11:37
Way different, my friend, then re-frying.........
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:Refry yesterdays fried chicken? 2012/08/29 13:31:34
It worked like a charm...and it was delicious*

*by NJ fried chicken standards
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:Refry yesterdays fried chicken? 2012/08/29 13:35:24
Good point-by certain standards........
shahadat991
Junior Burger
Re:Refry yesterdays fried chicken? 2012/09/04 02:39:20
hello,
People often put down Taco Bell talking about how bad it taste and everything. I don't know if they really feel that way or feel it's cool to. Honestly I don't think Taco Bell taste good at all but that's not from a coolness agenda but because it really in my opinion does not taste good. But in the 70s as a kid and the '80s as a teen into my early '20s it really was good. I am not sure what year they changed the formula for the taco meat but it was once really good.
thanks