Just a few years ago, the grandson of Colonel Harland Sanders, Joe Ledington, revealed the unknown, according to Bosshunting.
In 2016, an American journalist went to Corbin, Kentucky to write a story about the Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum. During this time he met Joe Leddington, grandson of the famous founder of KFC, Colonel Harland Sanders. “I trusted Joe Ledington and started talking to him about what brought me to Kentucky,” Chicago Tribune reporter Jay Jones said.
Everything started with the mind
During the interview, Joe gave the reporter an old photo album. In it, among other things, was the license of Claudia Sanders, the soldier’s wife. “Before opening my notebook, Joe draws my attention to the photo album, full of photos, newspaper clippings and various family documents,” said the reporter.
Ledington started showing him some pictures, including one of him and his famous uncle. The interest of the reporter sparked the interest of Claudia Sanders. On the back of this book is a handwritten note, which Joe Ledington may not have seen.
The eleven ingredients, found in the back of the book
“On the page, in blue ink, he clearly said: 11 spices to be combined with two cups of white flour to get the taste,” the reporter explained.
Although some representatives of KFC later denied that it was the first meal, saying that it was just an attempt by the Chicago Tribune to sell their newspaper, the American press did not give up.
The Chicago Tribune tested the recipe
The Chicago Tribune tested the recipe, comparing their findings to products that have been eaten by millions of people.
“The resulting tasters agreed that our kitchen’s fried chicken test was better than the Colonel’s,” writes Joe Gray.
This is what the famous KFC chicken recipe has, according to an American newspaper that has been found in the book.
“11 spices will be mixed with two cups of white flour”
– 2/3 teaspoons of salt
– 1/2 teaspoon of thyme
– 1/2 teaspoon of basil
– 1/3 teaspoon of oregano
– 1 teaspoon of celery salt
– 1 teaspoon of black pepper
– 1 teaspoon of dry mustard
– 4 teaspoons of paprika
– 2 teaspoons of garlic salt
– 1 teaspoon of ground ginger
– 3 teaspoons of white pepper
“The main thing is white pepper. I call this the secret secret. For 50 years, no one knew what white pepper was. No one knew how to use it,” Joe Ledington later said.