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KFC secret recipe revealed?

September 12, 2016

Has the KFC secret recipe been found out?

KFC has always said that Colonel Harland Sanders’ tasty blend of 11 herbs and spices is a closely guarded secret.

The original recipe was developed in the 1940s, when Colonel Sanders began cooking his famous chicken, and is thought to be the key to the fast-food giant’s success.

But this week an old scrapebook belonging to one of the Colonel’s relatives was published online.

Stuck inside an envelope in the scrapbook is a handwritten note with the recipe in it.

Below is the recipe that was published in America. Feel free to make your own KFC at home.

THE ORIGINAL 11 SPICES SECRET RECIPE?

Prep: 30 minutes
Soak: 20-30 minutes
Cook: 15-18 minutes
Makes: 4 servings
2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 tablespoon salt
1/2 tablespoon dried thyme leaves
1/2 tablespoon dried basil leaves
1/3 tablespoon dried oregano leaves
1 tablespoon celery salt
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon dried mustard
4 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons garlic salt
1 tablespoon ground ginger
3 tablespoons ground white pepper
1 cup buttermilk
1 egg, beaten
1 chicken, cut up, the breast pieces cut in half for more even frying
Expeller-pressed canola oil

1. Mix the flour in a bowl with all the herbs and spices; set aside.

2. Mix the buttermilk and egg together in a separate bowl until combined. Soak the chicken in the buttermilk mixture at room temperature, 20-30 minutes.

3. Remove chicken from the buttermilk, allowing excess to drip off. Dip the chicken pieces in the herb-spice-flour mixture to coat all sides, shaking off excess. Allow to sit on a rack over a baking sheet, 20 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, heat about 3 inches of the oil in a large Dutch oven (or similar heavy pot with high sides) over medium-high heat to 350 degrees. (Use a deep-frying thermometer to check the temperature.) When temperature is reached, lower the heat to medium to maintain it at 350. Fry 3 or 4 pieces at a time, being careful not to crowd the pot. Fry until medium golden brown, turning once, 15-18 minutes. Transfer chicken pieces to a baking sheet covered with paper towels. Allow the oil to return to temperature before adding more chicken. Repeat with remaining chicken.

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1

thank you for this recipe I'm looking forward to more news like this

2

Cool I might write it down and cook it at home.

3

Yay! Now we can make our own KFC chicken!

4

That is cool now im gonna make my own KFC today.

5

Now I can have KFC when ever I want!

6

glad I'm vegetarian.

7

this is awsome

8

oh i'm gonna make my own

10

KFC totally cool

11

Free KFC for everyone😀

12

Cool I'm going to taste KFC before I decide to like KFC.

13

Please tame me to KFC

15

This is crazy

16

I Made It Tastes AMAZING

17

so cool and hope i can do it at home.

18

so cool and can not wait to do it.

19

wow is it actually true this is wonderful

20

wow now i can make my own KFC at home

21

Yum k.f.c. I'm starting filing hungry.

22

Yum K..F.C. I'm starting to get hungry

23

Yum might have this 4 tea yummy

24

why did you want to give away there recipe chefs have there on secrets to keep for them selfs not for the whole world to hear.
what if someone went and told your secrets to the hold world i just dont think it is right.

25

im going to try this

26

I am totally trying this 😍

27

I love this recipe 😎

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