My "back porch" is my kitchen, my favorite room in the house. Come on in, the coffee is fresh, and I just made a pitcher of sweet tea. The cookies will be out in a minute. I have over 40 years of recipes to share with you, along with my opinion on everything. Oh my, you are right, it is cocktail time. What can I get you? Of course I can make you a Mint Julep! Stop by anytime, something is always cooking, and the back door is never locked.

Bon Appetit, Y'all

Thursday, February 16, 2012

KFC Original Recipe Seasoning Mix

Already you know I'm kidding. You and I both know that recipe is guarded better than Ft. Knox. Yes it is a copy cat. It does have 11 herbs and spices. To be honest this stuff is great and not just for chicken, pork chops are fabulous prepared like this. Rub some of this on the chicken you're going to bake or grill the next time and let it sit for about 20-30 minutes. You'll be making this stuff by the bucket fulls.

You're in the kitchen anyway make up a batch of House Seasoning. I promise, once you make a batch you will wonder how you ever cooked without it. Okay I'll give it you to again, but this is the last time. I've said that five times.

The reason it's important that you hurry and get this stuff made is because I'm getting ready to give you a Southern Fried Chicken recipe that would make "The Colonel" weep, but it takes House Seasoning and KFC Original Seasoning Mix to do it right. I'll post that tomorrow.

House Seasoning

1 cup kosher salt
1/4 cup freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup granulated garlic (NOT garlic powder)

Mix all this together and put it in a container with a tight fitting lid,( I use a Mason jar) and use as needed on anything that calls for salt and pepper.

KFC Original Recipe Seasoning Mix (my copy cat)
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2 tablespoons paprika
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 teaspoon celery salt
1 teaspoon rubbed sage
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon ground oregano
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon basil leaves, crushed
1 teaspoon marjoram, finely crushed

Mix all ingredients as listed in a small container with a tight fitting lid. An 8-ounce Mason jar works for me.

Shake the container to combine the mixture. At this stage, you can keep it stored for months. Keep it out of direct sunlight, heat and humidity.

When ready to use, mix 4 teaspoons of the mixture with 1 cup flour and 1 teaspoon salt, better yet House Seasoning.

Place in a doubled plastic food bag and add chicken to coat. Fry, drain on paper towels.

COOK'S NOTE: I realize "The Colonel" didn't have Essence of Emeril at his disposal, but if he had I bet he would have added a teaspoon of that to the mix, I do. Sometimes I add a teaspoon of Old Bay also, but I was trying to keep it to 11 herbs and spices.


  1. I love to have recipes like this at my disposal. I never would have found the Colonels recipe left to my own devises. Thanks!!! Have a great evening. Blessings...Mary

  2. Definitely something for my files!


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