In this August 2016, photo, a handwritten list of 11 herbs and spices, jotted down on the back of the will for Claudia Sanders, the late wife of Colonel Harland Sanders who created his world-famous Kentucky Fried Chicken, is displayed in Corbin, Ky. KFC says the recipe published in the Chicago Tribune is not authentic. But that hasn't stopped rampant online speculation that one of the most legendary and closely guarded secrets in the history of fast food has been exposed. (Jay Jones/Chicago Tribune via AP)

In this August 2016, photo, a handwritten list of 11 herbs and spices, jotted down on the back of the will for Claudia Sanders, the late wife of Colonel Harland Sanders who created his world-famous Kentucky Fried Chicken, is displayed in Corbin, Ky. ... KFC says the recipe published in the Chicago Tribune is not authentic. But that hasn't stopped rampant online speculation that one of the most legendary and closely guarded secrets in the history of fast food has been exposed. (Jay Jones/Chicago Tribune via AP) (The Associated Press)

The Colonel's famous recipe (maybe, maybe not)

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Social media is lighting up on the possibility that, at long last, Col. Sanders' 11 herbs and spices have been revealed. KFC says it hasn't, and the original source, a relative, now says he doesn't know. Anyway, here it is.

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The 11 spices:

2/3 tsp salt

1/2 tsp thyme

1/2 tsp basil

1/3 tsp oregano

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1 tsp celery salt

1 tsp black pepper

1 tsp dried mustard

4 tsp paprika

2 tsp garlic salt

1 tsp ground ginger

3 tsp white pepper

Mix spices above with 2 cups of white flour