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Copycat Kentucky Fried Chicken Coleslaw

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By 0 found this helpful
October 6, 2008

Not the actual recipe, but tastes much like it.

Ingredients

Directions

Mix chopped cabbage and carrot. Mix all other ingredients. Add to cabbage mix. Chill for 2 hours.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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By 0 found this helpful
May 29, 2008

KFC Coleslaw (Clone)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. white vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 8 cup finely chopped cabbage (about 1 head)
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrot
  • 2 Tbsp. minced onion

Directions

Add all ingredients except cabbage, carrots and onion. Together in a large bowl and mix until smooth. Add final ingredients and stir well. Serve chilled.

by IMAQT1962 from IL


Connie's KFC Cole Slaw

This is as close as I could come to the original recipe, and I hope you like it as well as our family does.

Ingredients

  • 4-1/2 tsp. tarragon vinegar
  • 6-1/2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cups finely, (but not too finely) chopped onions
  • 2-1/2 cups mayonnaise (Miracle Whip works well)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 2 heads cabbage, chopped, large grated or thinly sliced (your choice)

Directions

Mix oil, onion, and sugar. Add tarragon vinegar. Fold in mayonnaise. Pour over grated carrots and cabbage. Fold in well. Refrigerate overnight in an air-tight covered dish.

By Connie from Cotter, AR


Kim's KFC Cole Slaw

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 tsp. cider vinegar
  • 3 1/4 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onions; red, white or yellow
  • 1 1/4 cups Miracle Whip
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1-2 carrots, grated
  • 1 head cabbage, chopped fine (or 1 bag of slaw mix)

Directions

Mix oil, onions, and sugar. Add vinegar, mix well. Add Miracle Whip. Pour over grated carrots and cabbage. Fold in well. Refrigerate in an air-tight covered dish.

Best if made AT LEAST 3-4 hours before serving. Compare with the KFC Cole Slaw.

Source: I got this recipe from recipezaar.com, but modified it a tad. It calls for tarragon vinegar, but haven't been able to find it. I also was surprised to find the onion in the recipe. I made this for my family several weeks ago just after we'd had the KFC, and they declared it the same! I'm still looking for the tarragon vinegar.

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By Kim from Crawford, CO

Editor's Note: Tarragon vinegar is usually available at the larger grocery stores. If you can't find it, you could try making it yourself with fresh tarragon. Here is a recipe for making dill vinegar on ThriftyFun that might be able to be adapted.

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October 6, 20080 found this helpful

I want to make Kentucky Fried Chicken Cole Slaw. Does one know how this is done?

Thanks,
Shonda from Grand Rivers, KY

Answers:

Kentucky Fried Chicken Cole Slaw

I found this on this site:

KFC Coleslaw (Clone)

Date: 11/08/2006 Topic: Recipes > Copycat > Salads

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Ingredients
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup buttermilk
2 1/2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 1/2 Tbsp. white vinegar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
8 cup finely chopped cabbage (about 1 head)
1/4 cup shredded carrot
2 Tbsp. minced onion

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Directions
Add all ingredients except cabbage, carrots and onion. Together in a large bowl and mix until smooth. Add final ingredients and stir well. Serve chilled.

By IMAQT1962 from IL

Kentucky Fried Chicken Cole Slaw

As an executive chef, I subcontract everything!

One thing I have noticed about my very favorite cole slaw, KFC, is that the cabbage is cut in tiny squares. I suspect that a key to success is something that cuts the cabbage that way. (03/23/2007)

By the Oracle

Kentucky Fried Chicken Cole Slaw

I found this recipe for KFC Cole slaw on a great site called Nancy's Kitchen. It`s a great site.

KFC Cole Slaw

8 cups finely chopped cabbage
1/4 cup carrot, shredded
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teas. salt
1/8 teas. pepper
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup mayonaise
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 tbls. white vinegar
2 1/2 tbls. lemon juice

Cut cabbage and carrots into small pieces about the size of rice kernels.
(The food processor is great for this!) In salad bowl, combine the sugar,
salt, pepper, milk, mayonaise, buttermilk, vinegar and lemon juice. Beat
until smooth. Add the cabbage and carrots. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate
for at least 2 hours before serving. Serves 6 to 8. (03/23/2007)

By SomerRayne

Kentucky Fried Chicken Cole Slaw

KFC Cole Slaw

1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper

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1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup mayo
1/4 cup buttermilk
1-1/2 Tbsp. white vinegar
2-1/2 Tbsp. lemon juice

Shred one head of cabbage and one carrot. Add all other ingredients and mix well.

Enjoy - it's KFC to me! (03/23/2007)

By Caryn

Kentucky Fried Chicken Cole Slaw

KFC Cole Slaw
8 cups finely chopped cabbage
1/4 cup carrot, shredded
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup mayonaise
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 tbls. white vinegar
2 1/2 tbls. lemon juice

Cut cabbage and carrots into small pieces about the size of rice kernels.
(The food processor is great for this!) In salad bowl, combine the sugar,
salt, pepper, milk, mayonaise, buttermilk, vinegar and lemon juice. Beat until smooth. Add the cabbage and carrots. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate
for at least 2 hours before serving. Serves 6 to 8. (03/23/2007)

By Connie

Kentucky Fried Chicken Cole Slaw

Kentucky Fried Chicken Coleslaw

1/8 c. oil
1/4 c. vinegar
1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1/2 c. Miracle Whip
1 head cabbage, shredded
1 or 2 carrots, shredded
1 tsp. celery seeds

Mix first 5 ingredients together. Beat 10 minutes. Pour over cabbage. (03/23/2007)

By Adele

Kentucky Fried Chicken Cole Slaw

This recipe is from www.recipezaar.com, 78 people have made and rated this recipe, go to the site and check out some of the comments

KFC Coleslaw
Recipe #33489 78 ratings
A copycat of KFC's yummy cole slaw.

8 cups finely diced cabbage (about 1 head)
1/4 cup diced carrots
2 tablespoons minced onions
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 tablespoons white vinegar
2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice

Cabbage and carrots must be finely diced.
(I use fine shredder disc on food processor.) Pour cabbage and carrot mixture into large bowl and stir in minced onions.
Using regular blade on food processor process remaining ingredients until smooth.
Pour over vegetable mixture and mix thoroughly.
Cover bowl and refrigerate several hours or overnight before serving.
(03/23/2007)

By PICO

Kentucky Fried Chicken Cole Slaw

I can tell you that Kentucky Fried Chicken cole slaw does NOT have celery seeds in it. It's one of my favorites at KFC and I HATE celery seeds and know for sure there are none in it (no offense to those who have given you recipes) (03/24/2007)

By kimmcg

Kentucky Fried Chicken Cole Slaw

The Colonel's cole slaw dressing uses tarragon vinegar, not white vinegar.

I used to work there and made about a gazillion batches of the stuff. The dressing has Miracle Whip, taragon vinegar, salt, and sugar.

I only know the portions for 50 lbs worth of cabbage so the "recipe" I know would not help very much. (03/25/2007)

By cjgeo

Kentucky Fried Chicken Cole Slaw

If this is the recipe for KFC coleslaw then why so many variants, some have milk some don't. Why? (05/05/2008)

By Doug Cross

Kentucky Fried Chicken Cole Slaw

(b)I too used to work at KFC,(/b) the reason you see so many different versions of this recipe is that people are just trying to imitate it and don't really know the ingredients.

KFC Cole Slaw has NO lemon juice, NO milk or buttermilk, NO celery seeds or any other spices and NO onions (that flavor that seems like onion just comes from the cabbage itself). As the other KFC employee said, it is just mayo, vinegar, sugar, and salt. The cut of the cabbage comes from using an industrial size machine called a Hobart. (06/04/2008)

By Spirit299

Kentucky Fried Chicken Cole Slaw

Sorry people KFC SLAW doesn't have buttermilk, white vinegar, milk, or mayonaise in it. First off it uses taragon vinegar, Miricle Whip [not mayo] steriling salad oil, salt, and sugar also there are onions and carrots in it, contrary to what other posts say. I know, my family owned 6 stores at one time. I used to make the dressing from scratch every morning along with cutting and shredding of cabbage which at that time included fresh onions and carrots, but not anymore it all comes in pre shreadded and the dressing comes in pouches to mixed in at the KFC outlet. All used to be done with 50 lb cases of cabbage so u will have to figured out how much of each for smaller batches. (09/09/2008)

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By KFC Guy

Kentucky Fried Chicken Cole Slaw

It does have pepper in it, but it is white pepper. Carrots, one medium onion, used vidalias. Never heard of them before I managed a KFC and lots of cabbage. Used Miracle Whip, one jar, 1 1/2 cups tarragon vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon white pepper, 1/2 cup oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 cup sugar. Beat well. Mix well. Pretty simple really. I have to laugh seeing lemon juice, buttermilk, etc. Only butter in it is the Miracle Whip. (09/11/2008)

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