Good evening folks!
Welcome to Fantasy Food Friday (FFF, Thanks for the abbreviation, Kyle)....
where I talk about a food I fantasize about but shouldn't necessarily eat.
This week's food Kentucky Fried Chicken's extra crispy chicken was actually sparked by a commercial I saw earlier this week.
It reminded me of my love for extra crispy chicken when I was a kid. Just one extra crispy chicken breast has almost as many calories, 440, as a cherry fruit pie, about 460. I think the extra crispy chicken probably sits on the borderline as being a bad food. Especially when you consider they no longer cook it in trans fat. Also, it does offer protein, which I think is a good thing.
I think the thing that makes it bad is that I wouldn't normally just eat one... I would eat at least two and maybe three. And I wouldn't eat it by itself. Because when you are are at KFC you just MUST also eat a buttermilk biscuit.
Right? You have all been there right? I would guess that there are even KFC's in Canada.
Buttermilk biscuits at 180 calories are the bomb! If you've never had them...ahhh...I just loved them. Just so long as you get them freshly made. But those buttermilk biscuits when served hot with melting butter...yum.
But the story I have surrounding KFC is that our parents would always take us out to eat at KFC when we were going on a long drives for vacations. I remember my mom driving us up to South Dakota and stopping off at the KFC. We would order some big bucket of chicken and I always, always wanted the extra crispy. I could never figure out why anyone would want the original when extra crispy tasted so good.
Also, I preferred drumsticks. I've always liked the dark meat.
But I think the last time I had KFC was at least a few years ago. I remember once on a trip...to reminisce with my husband we went to the KFC buffet. Maybe that KFC just wasn't run very well, but the food didn't taste good.
But I do think we will be visiting a KFC here next month when our family makes it way out to South Dakota again in July for a little family vacation. I'm not sure if I should be ordering the extra crispy chicken though. I've heard they serve up a really nice grilled chicken that would probably be a lot healthier for me...
What do you think? Maybe just an extra crispy drumstick wouldn't be so bad...but then, see, there's the biscuit...Ha, Ha!
So what do you think?
Is there a place near you that serves up fried chicken in a way that is to die for?
Are you a KFC extra crispy chicken lover too? And let's not forget the biscuit...
Well, that's it for this Friday. We made it to the weekend. Thank you all for your encouraging comments on yesterday's Happy Thursday post about my ultra sound.
Have a good weekend!