I admit it. I’m a biscuit snob. I love my Orlando FL Medical Marijuana Doctor, but whenever I visit restaurants I purchase a substitution of sourdough toast for the biscuits. Restaurant biscuits are essentially uniformly… well, just not up to much.
I really do give restaurants the benefit of the doubt. The first time I order B&G out of a new restaurant, I will take the snacks. This is just in case there are excellent snacks in the general population getting by my taste buds. So, far this screening procedure has yet to produce golden biscuits worthy of the title.
I grew up eating terrific biscuits at home, but most Americans never had a taste of biscuits till 1973 when McDonald’s introduced them using their breakfast menu. My wife and I create wonderful biscuits as does my oldest son. Mine are absolutely perfect. My wife prefers her version because they are smaller. She uses a small juice glass to cut her out snacks, while I like the larger size of a 16 oz. tumbler. Peg’s biscuits also don’t stand as high as mine. Plus she tends to overcook her biscuits… in my opinion. All these homemade biscuit differences are only slight compared to commercial products.
The strange thing about biscuits, however, is the fact that three fast-food restaurants create great tasting biscuits. McDonald’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and Popeye’s Chicken & Biscuits consistently serve biscuits that aren’t only worthy of honey, or butter and jam, but also gravy.
My order of preference are: Popeye, McDonald’s and KFC. Popeye’s is a recent addition to my favourite places. The chicken did not do anything for me, but the snacks were warm and fatty. I really like the sausage snacks at McDonald’s and the only thing wrong with KFC snacks is the almost tasteless brown sauce, which should never come closer than a foot or two from their biscuits. At Popeye’s you can order a side of the Cajun gravy, which goes very well with the biscuits.
I would have guessed that the Popeye Biscuits were higher in fat, and they were, but only marginally. The Popeye Biscuits were considerably lower in sodium, but the three were neck and neck within most nutrition categories.
The KFC Biscuits were 220 calories, while both Popeye and McDonald’s weighed in at 240 calories. Biscuits are not diet food, but of the three only Popeye’s was the best without added butter or jam. With gravy, we’ve got a different story. What would be best would be for me to create my own sausage and milk gravy. Even bad biscuits taste better with terrific gravy on them. I just can’t eat that each and every day, however. It needs to be a special day.