Well, they had a good run. According to Business Insider, KFC potato wedges are no more. That's right, no more chunky crispy potatoes seasoned with a special blend of herbs and spices straight from the fryer. Instead, the Colonel is slashing the wedges for new fries, and wedge-lovers are seeing red.
KFC Removes Potato Wedges, Adds New Secret Recipe Fries to Menu
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In case anyone has heard the rumors of #KFC ditching the wedges and moving to fries... the rumors are true. I heard and needed to immediately find out for myself, because those wedges were life. The do give a hefty serving.. and theyre not bad.. I'd choose em over any other fast food in the area 🤷♀️ #kfcfries #theyaight
Kentucky Fried Chicken confirmed with Business Outsider that french fries, a new menu item, will be replacing the classic side dish in stores within the next few weeks. KFC tested out the fries last year and saw a positive response.
"While we know there are wedge-lovers out there who may be disappointed, consumer response to our Secret Recipe Fries during the test and the rollout has been overwhelmingly positive," a representative for KFC told Business Insider.
Customers have taken to social media to show their distaste for the fast food chain's new fries. Some have even started a petition online to bring the fried potato wedges back.
GTFOH with “we don’t have wedges anymore. We do fries now.” @kfc Colonel? More like clown Sanders.
— Adam Schell (@Schell38) May 28, 2020
Thankfully it is pretty simple to make a copycat recipe at home and all you need is russet potatoes, milk, egg, flour, and seasoning.
How to Make KFC Copycat Potato Wedges
In a large bowl combine the egg and milk. In a second bowl combine flour with seasoned salt, ground black pepper, paprika, and garlic powder.
Clean potatoes and cut into wedges, placing them in the milk mixture. Using a slotted spoon, remove the potatoes and dredge in the flour mixture. Working in batches, fry in hot oil for 4-5 minutes. Remove and fry the wedges for a second time, about 4-5 minutes and serve.
The chain is also testing out a new chicken sandwich that is 20% bigger than the original crispy chicken sandwich, so look out for that in the future.