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Popeyes Buttermilk Biscuits Copycat Recipe
Popeyes Buttermilk Biscuits
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Bread
Calories: 240
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Recipe Rating: 3.2 (4 reviews)

In 2007 America's number one Cajun-style restaurant celebrated its 35th birthday with 1,583 stores worldwide. But Popeyes didn't start out with the name that most people associate with a certain spinach-eating cartoon character. When Al Copeland opened his first Southern-fried chicken stand in New Orleans in 1972, it was called Chicken On The Run. The name was later changed to Popeyes after Gene Hackman's character in the movie The French Connection. In addition to great spicy fried chicken, Popeyes serves up wonderful Southern-style buttermilk biscuits that we can now easily duplicate to serve with a variety of home cooked meals. The secret is to cut cold butter into the mix with a pastry knife so that the biscuits turn out flaky and tender just like the originals.

Source: Top Secret Recipes Unlocked by Todd Wilbur.

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter (1 stick), cold
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup milk

Brush on top
2 tablespoons butter, melted

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. 

2. Mix together the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a medium bowl.

3. Slice the cold butter into cubes and use a pastry knife or potato masher to cut the butter into the dry mixture until no large chunks of butter remain.

4. Add the buttermilk and milk and stir with a spoon until a dough forms. Roll out to 1/2-inch thick on a floured surface.

5. Cut out biscuits with a 3-inch biscuit cutter and arrange on a lightly-greased or parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake for 22 to 24 minutes or until the tops begin to turn light brown. Remove the biscuits from the oven and cool for a couple of minutes, then brush each biscuit top with melted butter.

Makes 10 biscuits.

Does not taste like Popeye biscuits
Submitted on: 11/26/14
This is just a basic Buttermilk biscuit recipe and does not taste like Popeye ' s buttermilk biscuits.
Popeye's Buttermilk Biscuits
Ernie Miller  
Submitted on: 09/05/13
Made these biscuits to the recipe and they were not even close to Popeye's Biscuits. Not good at all!!!
John miller  
Submitted on: 03/04/13
Awesome,buttery, flaky goodness!
LUV these biskits !! :)
Doug Walker  
Submitted on: 05/15/11
I never thought I'd ever be able to duplicate those awesome bisquits from Popeyes, but by golly after using this recipe I DID IT !! Now I've got all of my Harley ridin Brothers and Sisters nominating me to make breakfast on the weekends when we all get together!