Making KFC better with Brussels sprouts and avocado

There’s a short and long story to why I bought KFC tonight. The short version is I ran out of cash and making KFC better with Brussels sprouts seemed like a genius idea.

I won’t go into the long version because it involves explaining a lot of my thought processes today and no one really wants to know that. Anyway, we all know that KFC tastes great, we all know too that KFC isn’t the most healthful food to eat. To balance the meal I made finger licking good KFC better with Brussels sprouts and avocado. I posted the photograph to Instagram and on one account there was a comment on how dedicated I am to eat KFC off a plateΒ 

Making KFC better with Brussels sprouts and avocado
Making KFC better with creamy Brussels sprouts and avocado
Making KFC better with Brussels sprouts and avocado
Recipe Type: Dinner
Cuisine: Australian
Author: [url href=”” target=”_blank”]Gary Lum[/url]
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Serves: 1
Obviously you need to go out and get some KFC
  • Pieces of KFC
  • Brussels sprouts
  • [cap id=”attachment_12304″ align=”alignnone” width=”980″][img src=”×683.jpg” width=”980″ height=”654″ class=” size-large” title=”Brussels sprouts” alt=”A close up of Brussels sprouts”]Brussels sprouts close up[/cap]
  • Bacon pieces
  • Grape seed oil
  • Butter
  • Slivered almonds and pine nuts
  • White wine
  • Cream
  • Grated cheese
  • Avocado
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon juice
  1. Steam the Brussels sprouts and cut them in half
  2. SautΓ©e the Brussels sprouts and the bacon until they brown off
  3. Add some butter and cook off the butter
  4. Add a splash of white wine and cook off
  5. Add some cream and the nuts and cook to a nice creamy reduction
  6. Turn off the heat and add some grated cheese
  7. Mash the avocado with a little lemon juice and olive oil
  8. Plate it all up
  9. Shoot a photograph
  10. Eat the meal
  11. Lick fingers
  12. Wash the dishes
  13. Write the recipe
  14. Blog (verb)
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Making KFC better with Brussels sprouts and avocado
A close up of my KFC with creamy Brussels sprouts and avocado

As much as I like a little original recipe KFC, I reckon this meal is an order of magnitude better with the extra Brussels sprouts, bacon and avocado.

How would you make KFC better?

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10 Responses

  1. When I first looked at this photo on Instagram, I had no idea it was a chicken from KFC until I read the caption. It looks very good, and yes, licking fingers must be compulsory when eating this fried chicken πŸ˜€

    For me, I like to eat KFC as it is minus any soft drink. I believe there’s only so much fried KFC one can handle. Once I ordered the popcorn chicken snackbox and six nuggets…I couldn’t finish πŸ˜€

    1. Back in the day I could eat a 21 piece bucket in one sitting. I don’t do that anymore. I wonder if Asians have a special fondness for KFC πŸ˜€

    2. Growing up in Malaysia, my family bought KFC for special occasions. I think in many Asian cultures, there’s a fondness for meat…which I hope to write about at some point πŸ˜€

      21 KFC chicken pieces in a sitting. Who knows, maybe one day again, Gary :O

    3. I look forward to your meat post Mabel. I’m sort of hoping I don’t desire to do 21 pieces in one go again. I always regret it afterwards πŸ˜€

  2. We stopped going to the KFC here. The last time I went, rather than getting a full thigh, we got the back side of the thigh with rib bones attached. 1/2 a piece of a chicken thigh and less meat means they are cutting corners. Popeye’s is the number one chicken place followed by Chick Filet here.

    1. The pieces are generally small here too Barb but at least they are complete. There’s not much to choose from for fried chicken πŸ˜€

  3. I still eat KFC occasionally despite knowing it’s not good for me or the chickens! Gary, I think we may have both helped the KFC empire expand in our youth. I was also infamous for eating a whole family feast with another bloke when I was 19. He had two pieces of chicken, one drink and a box of chips. I had the rest. ;-o

    1. You’re a legend Elias. I really like sitting down in front of the footy on TV and having all the oil drip down my arms.

      Back in the day I’d do a 21 piece bucket and 3 litres of full strength coca cola.

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