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The Inner Secret Of KFC Made Fans Feel Sick

Well, KFC’s gravy has to come from somewhere, right? A one-hour documentary revealed how the company makes their famous gravy. Viewers of the documentary, Inside KFC at Christmas, felt physically sick after finding out the gravy-making process, as the Daily Record details: 

In the show, a worker explained that she makes the gravy by adding two scoops of 'crackling' to 3.5 litres of cold water.
The show's narrator goes on the reveal that the crackling is actually made up of leftovers from the bottom of the chicken fryer.
Before putting the mix into a microwave, a 'magic ingredient' is added - so secretive that it doesn't even say what it is on the packet, reports  Chronicle Live.
After whisking the concoction and putting it in the microwave, the worker declared: "I'm a great believer if you wouldn't eat it yourself you shouldn't expect anyone else to eat it."

Image via the Daily Record 


As a long-time gravy maker, the only thing that squicks me out here is the water mixed with cracklins. Cracklins are a necessary source of fat, and good for flavoring your gravy with your meat. The packet is flour, dried chicken broth, and spices. The ingredients are "secret" because of the "11 herbs and spices" myth.
Making gravy at home, the cracklins (or other fat source) and flour are mixed first, with the liquid (should be broth) added afterward.
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That's what gravy is made of. And what it is MEANT to be made of. It's the bits of chicken and flour and whatnot that fall off as it cooks. Just like if you cook it in an oven and then use what is left in the dish.. (just oilier because it's from a pressurised deep fryer).
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I've been talking about this for years. I worked as a cook at a KFC in high school (in the 90s) and we would ladle grease from the cookers (NOT CRACKLINGS, these were always disposed of) and would pour in a powered, secret ingredient mixture packet. Never added water. Ironically, biscuits and brown gravy were the only thing I'd eat on meal breaks. Oh, and the cole slaw was good and freshly made, too.
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