The thing about this site is that an 8 year old thread is still apparently a fairly “vital” one! I snagged a bunch of the LCF stuff when one store was closing it out. Have yet to do this! Getting ready for an escape to the cottage and don't want to take one more thing in the “Chuck Box”! It probably weight in about 45 pounds already and, is stuff which may or may not be used up there. Maybe the weekend we get back!
Brian, what’s STPP?
I’m thinking about some pickle juice brine on thighs, about noon, then following the dry, wet, dry breading method for dinner! On my Wisconsin visit in the near future, I am considering packing the “Vortex”, if tomorrows thighs are as good as I hope, it is a certainty!
Peter that looks mighty fine to me. Forget the eggs for dredging and use Miracle Dip. It works great for everything that gets a batter or dusting for good sticking. Adds no additional flavor. Good for your meal to stick to your squash and okra for frying. Mixes with water.I have been wanting to give this a shot - We didn't have the magic dust at our local store, so I ordered a box from Amazon. I started by brining up a few packages of thighs for about 6 hours:
Reviewing the ingredients on the box, there really isn't anything too horrible in there which leads to the possibility of reverse engineering the stuff down the road at some point. This would allow for some tinkering of the spices and most certainly the salt content - which is pretty high - I guess that would be expected with something like this.
I followed the directions on the box - dredging followed by dusting...
ready to go:
I used a Vortex and an overfilled chimney of briquets - on they go...
This is after about 20 minutes - I gently pried them up with a spatula and gave them a half spin - They were beginning to harden up on top but still a little wiggly on the bottom.
I flipped them once at about 35 minutes and let them go for another 20 minutes or so and then flipped them back - this is about at hour. They were ready to go.
..and sort of a weird plated shot - sorry about that- Over all it was good.. it works, and its easy - I'd like to try to make my own mix to tone down the salt, spice it up a bit, as well as and get rid of the MSG -
a big thanks to the original poster and to all who have kept this thread alive.... A very cool concept!