Dixie Fry Original Recipe Coating Mix (Copycat)

Total Time
15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

My reverse-engineered recipe for the classic 'Dixie Fry Original Recipe Natural Seasoned Coating Mix' yields 2 cups -- the equivalent of a 10 ounce, twin-pack box (although, I disagree about the "about 23 servings" listed under nutrition facts on the box -- I have listed 23 servings here for fair replication purposes). Half of this mixture may be stored in an airtight container for a second use. See steps 7 and 9 for approximate cooking times.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. NOTES: FOR BEST RESULTS DON'T OMIT OR SUBSTITUTE ANY INGREDIENT. USE ONLY SEASON-ALL BRAND SEASONED SALT. SACO BRAND BUTTERMILK SOLIDS IS SOLD AT SMART & FINAL STORES. EGG YOLK POWDER CAN BE ORDERED ONLINE. IF OMITTING BUTTERMILK SOLIDS, NONFAT DRY MILK POWDER OR EGG YOLK POWDER -- (1) REPLACE OMITTED INGREDIENTS EQUALLY WITH CAKE FLOUR IN THE DRY BATTER INGREDIENTS, AND (2) REPLACE OMITTED INGREDIENTS IN "LIQUID FORM", AS AN EGG WASH BEFORE BREADING (1 1/2 CUPS BUTTERMILK OR NONFAT MILK, 1 BEATEN EGG). THERE WILL BE A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT COLOR RESULT FROM DIXIE FRY'S VERSION DUE TO THE ABSENCE OF BEET POWDER AND PAPRIKA OLEORESIN (COLORING AGENTS). REGARDING OREGANO AND MUSTARD POWDER MEASUREMENTS: 3/8 TEASPOON = 1/4 TEASPOON, PLUS ONE PINCH. SEE STEPS 7 AND 9 FOR DIXIE FRY'S APPROXIMATE COOKING TIMES.
  2. INTO the large bowl of a food processor, add all ingredients; PROCESS mixture for 10-15 seconds while tilting alternately for even blending. Mixture is now ready to use (retain 1/2 of mixture for a second use if desired (store in an airtight container). The following steps are the written directions from the Dixie Fry box.
  3. POUR (1 cup) Dixie Fry into medium plastic bag (or in a pan).
  4. MOISTEN chicken, pork, or seafood with water (or a whipped egg mixture).
  5. SHAKE 1 or 2 pieces at a time (or coat by rolling in pan).
  6. FRY METHOD (Spice Guru's note: I recommend using at least 1 cup cooking oil in a deep skillet, rather than the given amount): Pour 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in skillet. Cook over medium-low heat, uncovered, until golden and cooked through, turning occasionally.
  7. COOKING TIMES FOR FRYING METHOD: Chicken parts with skin and bone, 40 minutes; Boneless, skinless chicken breast, 20 minutes; Pork chops, 15 minutes; Fish fillet, 5-7 minutes.
  8. "NO OIL" BAKE METHOD (Spice Guru's note: I recommend using a light coat of vegetable oil on chicken before breading): Use baking pan. Spray no-fat cooking spray on pan. Bake, uncovered, until golden and cooked through, turning once.
  9. COOKING TIMES FOR BAKING METHOD: (at 400 F): Chicken parts with skin and bone, 45-50 minutes; Boneless, skinless chicken breast, 20 minutes; Pork chops, 40 minutes; Fish fillet, 5-7 minutes.
  10. SERVE and enjoy!

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I may be the first to try this recipe,well, i tried it today and it was amazing,but as it was mentioned in the recipe notes I substituted buttermilk powder with liquid,and egg powder with flour,and everyone in my family loved it.

I.Nabulsi January 18, 2013

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