Tuesday, July 21, 2009

No Secret is Safe.

I just read online that some guy thinks he has figured out the Colonel's secret 11 herbs & spices KFC recipe...or at the least it is pretty darn close. The Colonel's recipe is one of the biggest secrets in restaurant history and this guy, after about 6 attempts, thinks he has figured out the mixture of spices. And will he be sharing his recipe, of course. A book that was released earlier this month reveals this and other secret recipes that he has figured out or just plain asked for.

I do have to ask, WHY?

What is the big deal about finding out the recipe, why can't we just let some things be. First, just the idea of the Colonel having a secret recipe of 11 herbs and spices is just part of the legacy of KFC but I guess even more to the point is how many people are actually going to cook fried chicken with this recipe? I guess maybe I am not a "fried chicken" person and therefore IF I am in the mood for it, I will buy it and not make it myself. I know that even if I tried to make this with the real recipe it would never turn out the same as if I just got chicken from KFC, so I will just spend the money and go with the real thing.

Besides if I am going to eat fast food chicken, I prefer Popeye's over KFC anyday.


  1. I too am not a fried chicken person. I don't like the skin, so I normally will peal it off. In which case, why didn't I just stay home and cook my own damn chicken?

    That's why I'm so glad KFC has their new grilled chicken. I've had it several times since it came out, and I really like it.

  2. Popeyes is the SHIT!

  3. Several comments:

    1. WHO cares about KFC anymore? With all due respect to the Colonel...

    2. I LOVE Popeye's. (It's the FIRST place I eat whenever I get to the Dallas airport when we leave Cabo.)

    3. The one "secret recipe" I'd like to get my hands on: cheddar bay biscuits from Red Lobster. MMMMmmmmm....

  4. I also pull the skin off fried chicken! I need to try Popeyes. Chick-fil-A is my fave.

    Here you go, Ky. (And I think that's supposed to say "brush on top." Ahem.)