This past Tuesday, my son and his best friend got back from Shelbyville, Kentucky where they were on a mission to go to Claudia Sanders Dining House to have the fried chicken in order to compare it to KFC. They were successful.
This post is not to say that I have any knowledge of what goes into KFC chicken. I just thought that it was a funny coincidence that they were making this trip as this news came out.
He did buy the restaurants cookbook for me, though, and the fried chicken recipe has little resemblance to the 'secret recipe' that is now supposedly being revealed. It calls for milk instead of buttermilk and 1 1/2 TB Claudia Sanders Chicken Seasoning which had been available for purchase. The book was published in 1979 and the Seasoning is no longer in existence for sale, as far as I can tell.
He described the chicken as "Meh" and the sides as really, really good.
We love fried chicken (In moderation). I'm a midwestern girl at heart and it's one of my favorites (Niemergs in Effingham, IL is outrageous).
I may have to give this secret recipe a try - as soon as it cools down a bit here in Massachusetts!