Sena and the KFC Recipe

Sena found that leaked Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) 11 herbs and spices recipe on the web. It was published in the August 19, 2016 on line edition of the Chicago Tribune story, “KFC recipe revealed? Tribune shown family scrapbook with 11 herbs and spices,” by Jay Jones. It was said to have come from the Sanders’ family scrapbook.

It calls for white pepper which we’ve never tried. The recipe has been a top secret for years, but every so often there’s a news item will pop up saying that it has been leaked to the public.

You’ll also see “copycat” recipes on the web which claim to replicate the KFC taste. It’s important that the Chicago Tribune story clearly stated that the recipe was not written in the Colonel’s handwriting. Nobody knows who wrote it. There has been more than one anecdote about the recipe being found or revealed accidentally on purpose.

We don’t have a pressure cooker. Sena prepared it, following the recipe to the letter and fried it in a tabletop cooker.

It was delicious. But we both agreed that it didn’t have that KFC taste. We think the occasional stories about leaked recipes from the Colonel are entertaining and mainly a clever publicity stunt.

I don’t really notice much of a taste to the white pepper, but then my palate is not as refined as Sena’s. She could even detect the oregano.

Maybe it’s the 11 herbs and spices that make KFC chicken so special. Maybe it’s the pressure cooker.

I think KFC uses alien chickens.

“Take me to your spice rack”

Author: James Amos

I'm a retired consult-liaison psychiatrist. I navigated the path in a phased retirement program through the hospital where I was employed. I was fully retired as of June 30, 2020. This blog chronicles my journey.

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