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Colonel Sanders' nephew may have revealed the 11 secret spices

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Colonel Sanders' nephew may have revealed the 11 secret spices

Looks good!: KFC recipe revealed? Tribune shown family scrapbook with 11 herbs and spices

This is from a family scrapbook owned by the nephew of Sanders. The nephew used to work for his uncle and says that he used to mix these herbs and spices for the original diner. He says they're the original 11 herbs and spices. Yum! has responded to the story saying the list is inaccurate.

In the article the nephew describes a bit more about the original preparation method using a pressure cooker.

I want to give it a try.

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I made it, it's not the KFC recipe. It is however salty as f like KFC.
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Commercial grade Pressure fryer may make a difference ?
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...and maybe 1/2 Tbsp baking powder per cup (about 1.5 Tbsp total)
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Spruce44 wrote:
Aug 25th, 2016 5:39 pm
Yum! has responded to the story saying the list is inaccurate.
1) If you had an easily replicable secret that someone discovered, wouldn't you deny it too?
2) Apparently someone gas chromatographed the seasoning mix and determined that was just salt, pepper, MSG, milk.
3) There was apparently a change about 20 years ago from the original 11 herbs and spices to what 2) is referring to.
4) http://marionkay.com/product-tag/chicken-seasoning-99x/ is apparently what the original mix is.
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The mixture of oils they use matter as much as the spices. The oils give the chicken much of the taste.
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what? no Marjoram?

http://www.chowhound.com/post/kentucky- ... red-640259

Ron Douglas shares the ingredients for his version of KFC's 11 herbs and spices recipe
— 1 teaspoon ground oregano
— 1 teaspoon chili powder
— 1 teaspoon ground sage
— 1 teaspoon dried basil
— 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
— 1 teaspoon pepper
— 2 teaspoons salt
— 2 tablespoons paprika
— 1 teaspoon onion salt
— 1 teaspoon garlic powder
— 2 tablespoons Accent
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rageking wrote:
Aug 25th, 2016 8:06 pm
The mixture of oils they use matter as much as the spices. The oils give the chicken much of the taste.
Could not be further from the truth. They use Canola oil which is practically flavourless.
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moonerhoney wrote:
Aug 25th, 2016 9:14 pm
rageking wrote:
Aug 25th, 2016 8:06 pm
The mixture of oils they use matter as much as the spices. The oils give the chicken much of the taste.
Could not be further from the truth. They use Canola oil which is practically flavourless.
First part is 100% true. 2nd part is probably false especially if they use canola oil.
There's a reason I use lard and not canola. It's delicious.
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All the chicken fat in the skin gets rendered and makes the canola oil chicken-flavoured.

That's why fries at chicken places are so expensive...they're special ;)
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it definitely has msg in it
Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best.
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the breaded chicken that is on sale at Costco is pretty close to KFC
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Meh KFC sucks compared to Popeye's.

Portions are small and oily. Popeye is amazing!
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Dynasty12345 wrote:
Aug 28th, 2016 4:47 pm
Meh KFC sucks compared to Popeye's.

Portions are small and oily. Popeye is amazing!
I don't find Popeye's amazing. KFC used to be really good back in the day (I was a kid in the 70s and 80s). I don't eat it now.

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