I’ve been around longer than I care to admit but must also admit KFC’s original fried chicken is about as good as it gets (the skin, anyway). Colonel Sander’s nephew has the recipe:
Colonel Sanders’ nephew casually revealed to a reporter a recipe that had been passed down in a family scrapbook. Could this be KFC’s closely guarded secret recipe of 11 herbs and spices? The nephew, Joe Ledington, said it is. He claims his job as a kid was to mix this same recipe in large batches.
- Chicken parts of your choice
- Celery salt
- Dried Mustard
- White pepper
- Garlic salt
- Ground ginger
- Black pepper
Prepare oil in a cast-iron pot to fry. In a bowl, mix 2 cups of flour, 1/3 tbsp of salt, 1 tbsp of black pepper, 1/2 tbsp of thyme, 1/2 tbsp of basil, 1/3 tbsp of oregano, 1 tbsp celery salt, 1 tbsp of dried mustard, 4 tbsp of paprika, 1 tbsp of garlic salt, 1 tbsp of ground ginger, and 1 tbsp of white pepper.
In a separate bowl, add milk and an egg and beat. Mix your chicken into the bowl, and then coat the chicken in the flour & spice mix.
Finally, fry the chicken in the pot for 10 to 15 minutes. Let it cool and then serve.
It didn’t taste the same.