Having now tested this recipe I can say in no uncertain terms that this most certainly is NOT the KFC recipe or even anything close to it. With all due respect to Mr. Douglas I’d say he was so far off the mark it’s almost funny.
An American named Ron Douglas, author of the book “Americas Most Wanted Recipes” has stated that after much trial and error he has come up with the recipe for the world famous fried chicken that Colonel Harland Saunders created and served to his guests in his Corbin, Kentucky hotel and restaurant. We’ll never know if this is even close because the real recipe is one of the most closely guarded secrets in the world and even if it was exactly the same the corporate honchos at KFC would never even comment on it.
Here are the basic 11 herbs & spices based on Douglas’ book
- — 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 (MSG)
- 1 chicken, cut into required size for frying pieces
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 1/2 tbsp of KFC secret spice mix (as per above)
- 1 Pack of Tomato Soup mix (no amount given try cup o soup)
- 2 egg whites well beaten
- 3/4 cup of milk
- Sufficient quantity of vegetable oil or lard to cover the bottom of your frying pan about 1/2 inch deep.
- Warm oil in pan over medium heat.
- In a bowl, combine egg whites and milk and mix well and set it aside.
- Combine flour with secret spice and soup mix and work out a evenly blended mixture.
- Dip the chicken pieces in milk-egg white mixture letting excess coating drip off then roll the chicken pieces in the flour-secret spice mixture.
- Repeat procedure two times more.
- Fry the pieces over medium heat for 25 to 30 minutes, turning often. cover the frying pan to get the best results.
- When both sides are fried golden brown remove , Drain the excess oil and serve hot.