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Of course the company denies that it is an accurate recipe, despite it being leaked by a nephew of (Colonel) Harlan Sanders.

NYTimes (online) article

Here it is, if you want to skip the article:

11 spices — mix with 2 cups white flour

2/3 tablespoon salt
1/2 tablespoon thyme
1/2 tablespoon basil
1/3 tablespoon oregano
1 tablespoon celery salt
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon dried mustard
4 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons garlic salt
1 tablespoon ground ginger
3 tablespoons white pepper

1/3 of a Tablespoon is 1 teaspoon, by the way, so for the salt and oregano you can just drop the fraction (ignore the "/3") and change Tbs to tsp.

Personally, I think the real secret, as revealed by that online article, is that it should all be mixed "in a tub on the roof of the garage".
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I can't be certain, but I'm pretty sure that KFC gravy-- which was my favorite thing at KFC when I was young-- has filé powder in it.
Not only would that help to thicken it, it adds a unique flavor that I think mimics KFC gravy exactly.
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I remember reading a long time ago that the 'real' secret was that the chicken is deep-fried under pressure (sort of combined fryer/ pressure cooker), and that the ingredients were simply salt, pepper and MSG.

Pretty sure I read it on one of those $1,000,000 DOLLAR SECRETS! type-books (make of that what you will).
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it should all be mixed "in a tub on the roof of the garage

I'm out, my roof is slanted
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That is a shit ton of salt. Not surprising, but dang.
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Soory Mabby, I don't think so.

I cook KFC at home and I'm a regular [url=http://kfc.­forumup.­co.­uk]at a forum that is dedicated to the secret recipe[/url] as well as all great things KFC. Lately, traffic has been down a lot because the consensus is that the site members cracked the recipe a good while ago. In fact, I just checked and I think the forum might have been taken down.

Here is recipe TC34D:




Be advised, when we speak of KFC, we mean KFC, the original version from the 1970s.

Moreover, there's quite a bit more involved than just the herbs and spices. I gleaned the relevant information and created a file for myself. Here's a link to the file and below is a sample page from that file with the spices reformatted from TC34D.



The details are important if your goal is to replicate that KFC goodness exactly. However, following the steps as best you can still results in great southern fried chicken.
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AdrianPHague wrote:
I remember reading a long time ago that the 'real' secret was that the chicken is deep-fried under pressure (sort of combined fryer/ pressure cooker), and that the ingredients were simply salt, pepper and MSG.


Actually, I worked there many (and I mean many) years ago, and can confirm that is true. The pressure cooker literally pushes moisture and spices into the chicken, rather than just baking it on the skin.
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Well so far in this thread I see three different opinions of what KFC's secret recipe is. So I am coming to the inevitable conclusion that their recipe is safe.
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MWChapel wrote:
Well so far in this thread I see three different opinions of what KFC's secret recipe is. So I am coming to the inevitable conclusion that their recipe is safe.


Fair enough. But, the one I posted is the result of a bunch of KFC geeks who worked on it for years, and it is based on a lot of clues and hard deductive reasoning. For example, in the 11 Herbs and Spices sub-forum there are "proofs" for each of the 11 (and other elements) as to why and how it is determined that that spice is present. It's amazing what can be accomplished by a determined lot of obsessives.
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It's amazing what can be accomplished by a determined lot of obsessives.
... with access to a mass spectrometer gas chromatograph!
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I see this tread is not getting the love it deserves. Clearly, boardgamers are an unsophisticated lot. What's wrong with you people?! Aside from bacon, I'm not sure what else one would want on a desert island aside from 1970s KFC.
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isaacc wrote:

I see this tread is not getting the love it deserves. Clearly, boardgamers are an unsophisticated lot. What's wrong with you people?! Aside from bacon, I'm not sure what else one would want on a desert island aside from 1970s KFC.
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I only eat Gus' Fried Chicken. World Famous!
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Why is this even a thing? KFC chicken is disgusting.


As a troll of isaacc, I rate this 5/5 relevant emojis.
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MWChapel wrote:
isaacc wrote:

I see this tread is not getting the love it deserves. Clearly, boardgamers are an unsophisticated lot. What's wrong with you people?! Aside from bacon, I'm not sure what else one would want on a desert island aside from 1970s KFC.
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I only eat Gus' Fried Chicken. World Famous!


Looking at the photos, my first reaction was that the coating is made from a slurry. That's exactly it: The Fried Chicken Blog: Gus's Fried Chicken Recipe. I'm trying this immediately.
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I think the key phrase in that recipe, Isaac, is "Be advised, when we speak of KFC, we mean KFC, the original version from the 1970s". That matches my experiences. We discovered KFC during the late 60's and loved it. We used to drive 20 minutes to pick it up. Today, I tend to avoid it (although the grilled chicken isn't bad). I'm not sure if the chicken has gotten that much worse or if my tastes have changed that much. But the current version seems so much heavier and not that tasty. Just as well--it can't be healthy and it's loaded with sodium. If I'm going to be eating something that fattening, I want it to be a hell of a lot tastier than KFC!
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isaacc wrote:
The details are important if your goal is to replicate that KFC goodness exactly. However, following the steps as best you can still results in great southern fried chicken.
I'm amused that you think a recipe which recreates KFC would result in "great southern fried chicken". Having grown up in the south and spent the majority of my life in the states of Alabama, Tennesee and Mississippi, I can tell you that KFC isn't particularly good fried chicken.

MWChapel wrote:
I only eat Gus' Fried Chicken. World Famous!
Gus' is pretty good. Definitely much better than KFC.
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isaacc wrote:
The details are important if your goal is to replicate that KFC goodness exactly. However, following the steps as best you can still results in great southern fried chicken.
I'm amused that you think a recipe which recreates KFC would result in "great southern fried chicken". Having grown up in the south and spent the majority of my life in the states of Alabama, Tennesee and Mississippi, I can tell you that KFC isn't particularly good fried chicken.

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I only eat Gus' Fried Chicken. World Famous!
Gus' is pretty good. Definitely much better than KFC.


Meaning it's good, I like it, and the cooking is southern fried style fried chicken.
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isaacc wrote:
MWChapel wrote:
isaacc wrote:

I see this tread is not getting the love it deserves. Clearly, boardgamers are an unsophisticated lot. What's wrong with you people?! Aside from bacon, I'm not sure what else one would want on a desert island aside from 1970s KFC.
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I only eat Gus' Fried Chicken. World Famous!


Looking at the photos, my first reaction was that the coating is made from a slurry. That's exactly it: The Fried Chicken Blog: Gus's Fried Chicken Recipe. I'm trying this immediately.
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It's the best. Not sure "how" they cook it...It's got a kick.
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MWChapel wrote:
isaacc wrote:
MWChapel wrote:
isaacc wrote:

I see this tread is not getting the love it deserves. Clearly, boardgamers are an unsophisticated lot. What's wrong with you people?! Aside from bacon, I'm not sure what else one would want on a desert island aside from 1970s KFC.
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I only eat Gus' Fried Chicken. World Famous!


Looking at the photos, my first reaction was that the coating is made from a slurry. That's exactly it: The Fried Chicken Blog: Gus's Fried Chicken Recipe. I'm trying this immediately.
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It's the best. Not sure "how" they cook it...It's got a kick.


Oh wow, they have franchised!

May they come up to Milwaukee.

It's my favorite fried chicken and have contemplated driving back to Mason, TN for it. Now, I just need to go to downtown Chicago or make a short trip during Geekway.
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bop517 wrote:


It's my favorite fried chicken and have contemplated driving back to Mason, TN for it. Now, I just need to go to downtown Chicago or make a short trip during Geekway.


It's funny. The first time my wife and I had Gus' was in Memphis. I had never heard of it before. Then I posted on FB while we were there about how we just had the best Chicken ever made, and how we may never have it again until we came back to Memphis. Then of course all my local friend were like, "you know we have one in Austin"....It was like the heavens opened it's gates that day.
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bop517 wrote:
That is a shit ton of salt. Not surprising, but dang.


Three ways to make cheap tasty food: sugar, salt, fat.

Whenever it's trumpeted that one of these is reduced, it's done by increasing one or both of the other two.

I would expect KFC to be high in all three.
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KFC: "Can I get an original recipe gut punch, with a side of regret, and a diet Pepsi to go."

I use to love eating there, but every time I do now my pride dies a little. The only thing I can relatively handle is the chicken strips.
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MWChapel wrote:
bop517 wrote:


It's my favorite fried chicken and have contemplated driving back to Mason, TN for it. Now, I just need to go to downtown Chicago or make a short trip during Geekway.


It's funny. The first time my wife and I had Gus' was in Memphis. I had never heard of it before. Then I posted on FB while we were there about how we just had the best Chicken ever made, and how we may never have it again until we came back to Memphis. Then of course all my local friend were like, "you know we have one in Austin"....It was like the heavens opened it's gates that day.

Yes! I stop there every time I visit my mom in Memphis. I can't wait for one to open in DFW.
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I can't believe there are people putting so much effort into reverse engineering KFC's recipe. gulp There is better fried chicken out there.
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