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KFC's 11 Herbs and Spices

PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:48 am
by Mike B
    2 cups white flour
    2/3 Tbsp salt
    1/2 Tbsp thyme
    1/2 Tbsp basil
    1/3 Tbsp oregano
    1 Tbsp celery salt
    1 Tbsp black pepper
    1 Tbsp dried mustard
    4 Tbsp paprika
    2 Tbsp garlic salt
    1 Tbsp ground ginger
    3 Tbsp white pepper

Mix well. This is the coating they use on their fried chicken.

Re: KFC's 11 Herbs and Spices

PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:16 pm
by lrrowe
Mike, I am not sure what prompted you to post this, but I for one am glad you did. I love KFC chicken.

Re: KFC's 11 Herbs and Spices

PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:48 pm
by brx017
The recipe was just "leaked" to a newspaper reporter, supposedly found handwritten in the back of a scrapbook of some old lady related to The Colonel. KFC is of course denying it is the REAL recipe, which they literally keep in a safe encased in concrete surrounded by video surveillance and motion detectors.

Who knows if it's the real deal or not, but it sounds delicious either way.

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Re: KFC's 11 Herbs and Spices

PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:49 am
by mikeschn
I've been using a copy cat recipe. I'll have to try this one. Thanks Mike!

Mike...

Re: KFC's 11 Herbs and Spices

PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:37 am
by CAJUN LADY
I can't remember the last time I ate KFC chicken, until yesterday, and it was delicious! Extra crispy with mashed potatoes. The mashed potatoes were delicious too. I'm going to try this recipe...thank you! :thumbsup:

Re: KFC's 11 Herbs and Spices

PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:24 am
by Mike B
I got this recipe from another blog I read every day. The blog author got it from the Great Internet and he noted the rumour of where the recipe came from. I'm not that big a fan of store-bought fried chicken, but KFC is definitely better than some places out there.

Re: KFC's 11 Herbs and Spices

PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:39 am
by brx017
Here's the article that I mentioned yesterday:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyle ... story.html

It claims this recipe was stapled to the back of Colonel Sanders' second wife's last will and testament, found in the scrapbook by their nephew.

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Re: KFC's 11 Herbs and Spices

PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:16 am
by lrrowe
I just realized that I have to deep fry them, not bake. I still will try it.

Re: KFC's 11 Herbs and Spices

PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 12:24 am
by jandmz
brx017 wrote:Here's the article that I mentioned yesterday:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyle ... story.html

It claims this recipe was stapled to the back of Colonel Sanders' second wife's last will and testament, found in the scrapbook by their nephew.

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There are all sorts of legends about the Colonel's recipe. I have seen a photo that supposedly showed the recipe written on the wall, next to the fryer at Sanders Court (the one that burned down).

Re: KFC's 11 Herbs and Spices

PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 9:13 am
by Bill n Robi
There are tons of secret recipes, books about them, and lists. I just made "un-fried chicken" in my CI skillet - no oil. Simple and very good.

I remember a cartoon years ago showing the Colonel being dragged out by two DEA agents with a caption of "we finally figured out the secret ingredients" but can't find it so...

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Re: KFC's 11 Herbs and Spices

PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 10:50 am
by Dan242
KFC is always really salty at the local place, so now I go to Bush's Chicken, Not sure where all they are
I made easy quick baked chicken last night

Put a couple of breasts in a bag with a few tablespoons of mayo and pinch of salt/pepper and some Parmesan cheese
Mash up , Add enough breadcrumbs to coat, shake bake
Arrange in greased pan, bake at 350 or so till done ( i think it was 25 minutes or so), good stuff, crunchy on outside, juicy inside
this would work in a dutch oven too I imagine

Re: KFC's 11 Herbs and Spices

PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 8:45 am
by Bill n Robi
Last night I was getting things ready to cook my broccoli/cauliflower quiche today, notice I was getting low on the Ms Dash so I grabbed the recipe out of my book, checking if I need add anything to the shopping list. Wow all you need to add is a 1/3 cup of onion powder to the Col's recipe and you are on your way to making it.