This could be KFC's secret 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.

KFC, after an initially cagey response, outright denied that this is the recipe.


Still, it's the closest we've got to a recipe that has boosted KFC's flavor and mystique, making it one of the most popular restaurants in the world. Check it out below, along with commentary from food scientist Steven Witherly.

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